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The Economics of Shutdown Specials; Plus, a Flow Chart

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

SHUTDOWN SPECIALSThe Washington Business Journal tries to get at the economics behind shutdown specials. Time will tell whether restaurants make or lose money on the various deals. [WBJ]

SHUTDOWN SPECIALS— Meanwhile, the City Paper has some fun creating a flow chart of the various specials. Want Italian food and happen to be the leader of the free world? Carmine's has you covered. [WCP]

TREND WATCHThe Washington Post zeroes in on those restaurants operating out of gas stations. Some are new like Seoul Food's brick and mortar; others are classics like R&R Taqueria. [WaPo]

ADVENTURES IN DRINKING— Looks like there's a new database out there for searching D.C. happy hour deals: Hubbub DC. [HDC]

R&R Taqueria [Logo: Facebook]