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JM ate the nachos.
Nichole ate the wedge salad and the French dip.
The bill was $33, or $16ish/person, plus tip.
JM gave Red Zone a B; Nichole gave Red Zone a B+ (see our grading rubric).
The Red Zone is on Regent Street's Sports Bar row betwixt the Kohl and Randall sports ball palaces, they push heavy on game day accoutrements, and we had the privilege of watching (and hearing at full volume) the Washington football team beat the tar out of the Packers. (Fortunately, we know how the season ended from our vantage today.) The Red Zone itself is a loud and chatty sports bar (and the restroom was kinda crummy - it is still a campus sports bar after all) with some flashes of brilliance, too.
For example, the wedge salad was good, especially the bacon and bleu cheese. The French dip sandwich was just ok. It had a soy sauce level of saltiness in its jus and a soft bread. On the plus side, it was appropriately modest in size.
The same could not be said for JM's nachos. I mean look at this...
JM just likes to order nachos as a meal (OK?) and this was three or four meals. Which was fine, because these nachos tended toward the dry to start with. The black beans and chorizo were not particularly slathered or moist and the salsa, guac and sour cream came on the side, so it reheated pretty well. If you bring friends and stay for the whole game, you can maybe CPC on this tray of nachos.
The Red Zone is probably within 20 yards of the ideal sports bar, but would likely only put up 3 points on this drive. (OK. OK. We're sure you get it.)