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Fresh Figs?

When I see them, it's often late summer (August) so they should pop up soon. Some farmers markets should have them but some markets will too. It's a bit random.

Navy Yard dinner

Osteria Morini is very good. I wrote about it here: http://www.dcfud.com/2015/06/16/sonom.... Where did you wind up eating?

Short DC trip

I googled it for you. Try calling these and asking or checking their websites:



good dinner spots for DC next week

Within walking distance (more or less): Brasserie Beck, Dino's Grotto, Jaleo, Oyamel, Zaytinya, Delcampo, Centrolina, Mastro's (the walk is getting a bit longer now). You should try Thip Khao in Columbia Heights for Loatian cuisine or Mitsitam cafe at the NMAI at the Smithsonian for native American lunch (4 regions) since you probably don't have them where you are coming from.

Jason, www.dcfud.com

Exotic Sodas

I've seen it at World Market, but don't remember which location.

Tsedey - Ethiopian in Van Dorn St Alexandria - Report

Jolley's was good. the night club is all the way back. The restaurant is before that, but you have the make two sharp right turns. Tibs was a good dish. Very friendly staff.

Tsedey - Ethiopian in Van Dorn St Alexandria - Report

I will try it soon. It has good reviews and I have a Groupon for it.

Need Persian/Ethiopian/other Ethnic Suggestions

Me Jana is a Lebanese mezze type place in Courthouse (one metro stop from where you are staying).

For ethiopian I like Etete at U street and 9th in DC.

Tsedey - Ethiopian in Van Dorn St Alexandria - Report

Have you tried Jolley's? It's also Ethiopian near Van Dorn metro.

Good hoagies in Northern VA or general DC area?

The Italian Store is my top choice.

For something very different, Bulgogi Hoagi at Mackie's. Picture here: http://www.dcfud.com/2015/02/14/king-...


It occurs to me that you might not know what "Old Bay" is. It is a spice mix from this particular area that locals put on nearly everything including seafood, fried food, french fries, eggs, etc. It's been around forever. This is a local suggestion for sure and any grocery store would have it.

Oh, and there is a tea store in Dupont.


There's a nice grocery store in Dupont: Glen's Garden Market. You won't be far form Adams Morgan if you want to look for Chillies in Latin Markets. Cocova is a good chocolate store in Dupont with all kinds of cocoa related products, BTW.

Where is Europe do you live?


There are various local hot sauces. Uncle Brutha's is made in DC and has won multiple awards. There is also a Thai one made in Herndon. And a really good one made in alexandria that they serve in Bungalow's but the name escapes me.

Virginia Peanuts. Good peanut butter.

Chillies shouldn't be hard, since there are ethnic markets all over the DC area. But sounds like you are sticking to DC proper so you can try the Spice Store one in Georgetown. Or, Latin groceries in DC (Adams Morgan comes to mind).

Old Bay.

I'm a fan of Dizzy Pig's spice rubs, especially Raging River (for seafood or vegetables). They are out of Manassas (grilling supply store) but are carried in various places.

Route 11 pickle flavored potato chips.

Jason, dcfud,com

Experiences with Relayfoods?

Yeah, Freebird whole chickens are good. And, Farm Friend and Nature's Yolk are good since they are part of Trickling Spring. Mission home has some good products too (pumpkin bread, oatmeal bread, etc.) Eden mustard is good too.

I did buy the hanger steak of sale last week (was frozen). Just ate a steak sandwich from the leftovers.

BTW, if anyone wants $30 off of $50 with their first order, here is a coupon: https://www.relayfoods.com/friend/JXDVAG


Next DC Food Blogger Happy Hour is Feb 4th in King Street at Mackie's

I'm cohosting this one. Thought you guys might be interested in attending. Details here: http://www.dcfud.com/2015/01/09/the-f...

Experiences with Relayfoods?

What are your experiences with RelayFoods (online farmer's market)? It seems like the kind of service people here would use. Favorite products of theirs?

I wrote about them after my first order: http://www.dcfud.com/2013/10/29/move-.... I've used them a bunch of times since then.

how did i miss "slade's" closing in tyson's?

In that area, my favorites are Wildfire and Paladar.

Any genuinely good Tex-Mex in DC/Arlington?

Oh, LOL. why was t at the top of topic threads?

Any genuinely good Tex-Mex in DC/Arlington?

I have yet to find good tex mex in this area. Chuy's just opened two, one in fairfax and one in the springfield mall, but haven't tried it yet. There used to be a good New Mex Mex place (only when the owner was in house) in Rosslyn but it closed a couple of years ago.

I've had good Mexican here at various places (Casa Oaxaca, Oyamel (tapas-ish), Rosa Mexicano's guac and drinks), but that isn't what you are asking for.

Feast of the 7 Fishies in DC/Baltimore

I did last year in Fairfax: http://www.dcfud.com/2014/01/14/dolce...

Pete's Apizza and Tarbouche

I've been to Pete's in Clarendon and like it, including the pizza and the veggie/salad sides. But, I tried to order a glass of viognier once off their wine list and the guy didn't know what the heck I was saying. Was funny.

Eastern Market recommendations

Belga. And, Tuesdays, any mussel dish is only $15.95(including the one with clams and a bit of lobster). Their steak frites are good too. And, great beer list.

Private/Semi Private Room needed near Arlington/Alexandria

Osteria Marzano in the Alexandria area of Fairfax (blame the Post Office for that confusion) has a private (or semi private if your party is small) room. I wrote about the restaurant last year here: http://www.dcfud.com/2013/06/28/marza...

Solo dinner in DC this week

I haven't been to Rasika (either location), although I've been to some of his other restaurants (Bibiana, Ardeo/Bardeo), which are good. I think there is a lot more buzz here for Rasika than for Indique, so try Indique. But I do like Indique and the owners are great guys.

Solo dinner in DC this week

I like Central a lot. I also like Jardenea, (Melrose Hotel), Gryphon (Great rib eye but don't let them give you the marrow butter), B Too, and Indique, to name a few.

Jaosn, www.dcfud.com

Good basic breakfast in NoVa?

Aw. Great place. Glad that you can still order cakes and such through the website. :)

Grub near 9:30 Club Washington D.C.

I was about to recommend the first 3. :)

Thanksgiving Crisis -- Apples

To be honest, Eastern Market is a WEAK farmer's market. Some of the stuff is supermarket type merchandise and includes the little round stickers. It's the only farmers market Ive found here that sells lemons. Crystal City is a better market. (Or Dupont, Takoma, Courthouse, etc.)

Thanksgiving Crisis -- Apples

He can also check with Nall's farmstand in Franconia, va if he is around there.

Thanksgiving Crisis -- Apples

Eastern Market is weekend only as far as farmers mkt.

Assuming there are other things you need besides yummy apples, you could set up a pickup at Virginia Square or one of 3 pickup spots in DC through Relay foods (if you set it up tonight). There is a code (https://www.relayfoods.com/friend/JXDVAG) you can use for $30 off of $50 for your first order.

Also, tomorrow (Tuesday) is the last day of the season for the Crystal City Market:

Crystal City FRESHFARM Farmers Market

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
3:00pm to 7:00pm

Celebrating its sixth year, the Crystal City FRESHFARM Market returns to its original location on Crystal Drive between 18th and 20th Streets. The market, open every Tuesday from 3-7 PM between April 1st and November 25th offers shopping from local farmers and producers bringing together seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, container plants and herbs, farm-raised eggs, all-natural meats, artisan baked goods, specialty foods and much more.
- See more at: http://crystalcity.org/do/crystal-cit...