With the record-breaking heat, there’s really not much to love about DC this week. Perhaps the only salvation for those of us who haven’t escaped town is the fact that it’s Restaurant Week, when establishments open their doors for $20 lunches and $30 dinners. Unfortunately, work and other obligations have prevented me from fully taking advantage, with one exception that just couldn’t be missed: lunch at BLT Steak.
The meal started with their infamous Gruyere popovers. They’re warm, light, soft and crunchy all at the same time. Topped with a smear of butter and some cracked sea salt, they are honestly the best bread I’ve ever had at a restaurant. We then had some perfectly cooked and tender flank steak with a side of horizontally stacked tempura-battered onion rings. Paired with an unsweetened iced tea, it was pretty amazing. Dessert was a crunchy peach cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Sure beats a Cosi salad.