Shutdown Chow Down: Government Closed, Restaurants Still Open

Shutdown Chow Down: Government Closed, Restaurants Still Open

In the face of a government shutdown, it’s eerily quiet in Washington, D.C. these days. The metro and the Beltway are far less crowded, entrances to national parks and monuments are blocked; the city is seemingly closed for business.

But Washingtonians still need to eat. And, given the circumstances, many of us now have good reason (and plenty of time) to drink, too. If there’s any silver lining in the government shutdown, it’s that many Washington area bars, restaurants, and even grocery stores are offering discounts and freebies to their downtrodden customers.

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