Metro's SafeTrack program has been reducing and delaying trains in order to accommodate accelerated safety-related repairs. The process is proving to be a major headache for commuters, and restaurants are noticing. They're offering specials to console those commuters either stuck near their offices or finding themselves in need of a drink once they finally make their way home. Eater has spotted a handful of SafeTrack specials so far: send any others to firstname.lastname@example.org, and the list will be updated.
*Bastille: During the shutdown of the Braddock Metro, nearby Bastille will offer 50 percent off an appetizer for those who show their Smartcard.
*Water & Wall: The Virginia restaurant has a two-course dinner available for $28 per person on Tuesdays-Thursdays (diners must tell servers ahead of time). They're also doing a half-priced wine night on Mondays.
*Lupo Verde: From 4-6 p.m. on weekdays, commuters can order a meat and cheese board with bread and a glass of house wine for $12.
*Zengo is adding a new "3 for $30" deal specifically aimed at commuters. From 5-7 p.m. on Monday through Friday, commuters can select three items off the appetizer and dim sum menus for a total of $30 (some items normally priced up to $18 each).