For most people, January is the worst; it's cold, it's dark, it's dreary, it's cold. But for foodies, January means a chance to expand their culinary horizons.

Winter Restaurant Week will run January 22-28, 2018; brunch and lunch items will be $22, while dinner items will be $35. With participating restaurants in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, the choices are plenty.

If Mediterranean is your thing, Agora DC serves Kofte, a grilled ground lamb and beef mixed with onions, parsley and mint; served over cacik and fresh herbs.

If you prefer comfort food, how about grilled cheese and tomato soup at Cheesetique in Shirlington? It's a classic elevated.

If sushi is how you roll -- too easy -- Sushiko in Chevy Chase has Engawa, Unagi, and Ikiura, among it's offerings..

Whether you are an adventurous eater or prefer the tried and true, Winter Restaurant Week will have you covered. Is your favorite place or a new place you've been dying to try participating? Find out here.