Wednesday's Delicious Deals

Snack on complimentary soft pretzels when you watch Top Chef at Westend Bistro.
photo by Len DePas

Two deals for you today:

Starting tonight, chef Joe Palma of Westend Bistro invites "Top Chef" fans to come to the restaurant's bar or the hotel lobby bar to cheer on his former colleague Jennifer Carroll (at left). They worked together for chef Eric Ripert at Le Bernadin, and Carroll now heads the kitchen at Westend's sister restaurant and Ripert concept 10 Arts in Philly. (And no, she's not the pastry chef, as another cheftestant asked in the first episode.) Guests will be treated to free warm soft pretzels with creamy cheddar sauce, jalapeno jam and Dijon mustard — one of Carroll's specialties. The viewing parties will continue as long as Carroll stays on the show.

Through Saturday, Sept. 5, the Passion Food family of DC restaurants — Acadiana, Ceiba, DC Coast and TenPenh — is offering half-price bottles of wine (excluding the reserve list and bottles over $100). So drink up.