The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's winter Restaurant Week began yesterday in the D.C. area, and about 240 restaurants will be serving lunches and dinners at fixed prices. This time around, participating restaurants will be charging $20.13 for lunch and $35.15 for dinner

In addition, there's also a little competition sponsored by the Australian meat and game industry. Meat and Livestock Australia is pushing participants to serve lamb dishes raised in Australia and customers to vote for the best meal. 

The winning restaurant will receive a trip to Australia, and the chance to cook a meal for one of the voters and nine of their friends. The restaurants battling for a trip down under are American Tap Room, 1905Willow RestaurantBandoleroCafé du ParcBelga CaféPerry's Restaurant and Lincoln.

To find the full list of restaurants participating in Restaurant Week, click here. Hopefully, you've already made reservations.

[via DCist]