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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.

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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?

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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

Jason

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...

Tortuga rum cakes in GTA?

Check with Tortuga:

North American Sales, Customer Service & Distribution Center
Tortuga Rum Cake Company/Tortuga Imports, Inc.
14202 SW 142 Ave, Miami, Florida 33186
305-378-6668 ext. 305 Fax 305-378-0990
service@tortugaimports.com

A good donut? DC/MD

Has anyone tried District Doughnut
at 749 8th St. SE, Washington D.C.?

A good donut? DC/MD

GBD or Astro, both of which are in DC and also sell fried chicken. Astro has a food truck as well.

Northside Social in Arlington makes doughnuts, but although I like some of their other stuff, I haven't tried them. They do make a good cinnamon roll or sticky bun (so does LeoNora, a block away).

As far as the commercialized stuff, I don't like Dunkin or Krispy Kreme, but occasionally grab a Colossal Doughnut at Shoppers Food Warehouse. There are some food trucks with good cider doughnuts.

Jason, dcfud.com

Good basic breakfast in NoVa?

Metro 29 in Arlington is one of the Greek owned diners.

Good basic breakfast in NoVa?

They have croissants and chocolate ones too. i once ordered one of their spinach greyere quishes to bring to someone's home for holidays and it was very good.

And its close to Northside social for coffee

Good basic breakfast in NoVa?

Try Leonora in clarendon for baguettes. They have other good French baked goods.

So, what's the average Chowhounder's weight?

I'd be average weight if I was average height. :)

Nov 15, 2014
Foodgeek in Not About Food

What turns you off about restaurant restrooms?

Dirtiness. No soap or paper towels. I'm ok with A bottle of softsoap on the sink.

I'm not a fan or electric hand dryers instead of paper, but I'm sure I'm just behind the times.

Lock doesn't work.

Or it has an attendant, especially one you HAVE to deal with. I'm thinking of Mie N Yu, which is no longer in business. They had little tiny restrooms, but the sinks were outside the restrooms and at attendant had to give you towels (and expected to be tipped). All the candles near the attendant were weird too.

Urinals that are too high for me to use.

Nov 15, 2014
Foodgeek in Not About Food

What type of cuisine do you NOT like?

I'm very open to various Cuisines. Only thing I can think of is cheese fondue. That's Swiss, right? I can understand using hot cheese to defend a castle, but not as a cooking method. I'm ok with chocolate fondue.

Nov 15, 2014
Foodgeek in General Topics

Good basic breakfast in NoVa?

Thanks for the report. You can get their pastries in season (under a french name) at the Kingstwne farmer's mkt. Their blueberry muffins are spectacular. Some of their other muffins, not as much. They also have "Miami Style" cinnamon rolls and good multi-grain bread.

You could try brunch at Walker's Grill in Fraconia. Good coffee! I think they went uphill (after being downhill a long time) maybe a year ago. I'd appreciate a report since I pass it every day. They were good last time I did restaurant week there.