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Where can I find the best hot, buttery dinner rolls?

ktmoonau - your recommendation is PERFECT. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I just looked at the Yelp page, and those rolls look amazing (so does everything else). The irony is that up until the month before Green Pig opened, we actually lived across the street from it, in Clarendon 1021. We'll head over this weekend. I have such a hankering for these rolls - THANK YOU!

Aug 14, 2012
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Where can I find the best hot, buttery dinner rolls?

Yep, I've had CityZen's and loved them. Probably the best I've had in the area. Curious if there might be others out there without the high price tag. Thanks for the recs!

Aug 10, 2012
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Where can I find the best hot, buttery dinner rolls?

Hi guys - When I wrote this post, I had in mind a basket of fluffy, hot dinner rolls that you'd be served in a restaurant, but I'm honestly open to any suggestions. I'm pregnant, and have a hankering for the kind of rolls you get served at restaurants down south.

Aug 10, 2012
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore

The cheapest possible wedding reception in DC... Help please :)

Not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but Ft. McNair, Ft. Belvoir, or Ft. Myer! It's an all inclusive package, so for $60-something or $70-something per person, you get the ENTIRE reception - beautiful venue, wedding cake, centerpieces, flowers, DJ, dancefloor, full bar, awesome dinner - EVERYTHING. We had our wedding at Ft. McNair, which is situated right on the Potomac, and it was a huge hit. I highly recommend it.

Aug 09, 2012
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Where can I find the best hot, buttery dinner rolls?

Wondering where in the DC area (anywhere drivable) can I find the best piping hot, buttery dinner rolls? The kind you'd be served in a basket at a home-cooking type of restaurant or diner? Thanks!

Aug 09, 2012
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Is there ANY authentic Mexican/Tex-Mex in Bethesda or Rockville?

I have a feeling that unless I'm willing to drive out several dozen miles for a taco, my standards for "authentic" will probably go down, unfortunately. Hope I'm wrong. I'd love to find a great place nearby.

Plaza Del Sol in downtown Bethesda has pretty good reviews on Yelp Curious what Chowhounders think.

May 22, 2012
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Is there ANY authentic Mexican/Tex-Mex in Bethesda or Rockville?

I'm new to Bethesda (used to live in Northern Virginia), and have come to the realization that I completely took for granted all the taquerias in NoVa. Am I missing something? Are there NO taquerias in Bethesda or even Rockville? I'm a Texas girl who just wants my taco itch scratched. I love both Baja style tacos AND American style. Crispy, cruncy - I don't discriminate. I just want an authentic taco and preferably with a side of queso and chips. Please tell me I didn't just move to a taco wasteland.

I also love my enchiladas, so any great Tex Mex places would be great. I know about Rio Grande - any others?

(and for any of you entrepreneurs out there, I just gave you a million $ idea. BRING TACOS TO BETHESDA.

Thanks everyone. I look forward to reading your suggestions.

May 22, 2012
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Wedding favorites?

I totally second a mashed potato bar - it was probably the most memorable food I've ever had at a wedding. Mine was also served in a martini glass. Everyone loved it. Only thing that sucks, though, is that you'd have to do it buffet style, unless you did it as part of the cocktail hour or something.

I did a surf and turf at my wedding (with jumbo shrimp and filet mignon) and it was a big hit.

Since your wedding is in Baltimore, I think you should incorporate crab into your meal, even if it's just mini crabcakes in the cocktail hour. Also, a couple other unique dishes you find in Baltimore are fried green tomatoes and shrimp/grits, which is technically more of a Carolina specialty, but I've had awesome versions in Baltimore. Fried green tomatoes are a delicious vegetarian option.

Chicken is usually a really dull reception entree, so I'd avoid it.

Oct 21, 2011
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Pizza with Cracker Like Crust

DEFINITELY Goody's in Clarendon. I've had both pizza by the slice and I've ordered the whole pie, but it's only the by-the-slice pizza that has the true cracker-crisp thin crust. It's awesome. Take my word on this one. I've tried so many pizzas in NoVa.

Oct 21, 2011
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Fried Green Tomatoes

I just looked at the Yelp reviews for the fried green tomatoes at Market Lunch at Eastern Market - wow. Those are fabulous reviews. Will try to make it this weekend.

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Market Lunch
225 7th St SE Ste 12, Washington, DC 20003

Oct 04, 2011
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Fried Green Tomatoes

I'm also a fried green tomato junkie. Our favorites, in order, are: Restaurant 3 in Clarendon, Overwood in Alexandria, Eatonville in DC, and Lightfoot Restaurant in Leesburg, VA. Also, Arlington Rooftop in Arlington, VA has them, but they've been kind of iffy there - sometimes using red tomatoes! Circa Bistro has a pretty good "tex-mex" version on their current menu. Now sure how long they'll last,

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Overwood
220 N Lee St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Eatonville Restaurant
2121 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Restaurant 3
2950 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

Oct 03, 2011
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Final Dinner

Ahh! I meant Greek Deli! Here's all the info:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/greek-deli-an...

It's amazing. Amazing, amazing, amaZing.

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Greek Deli
1120 19th St NW Frnt 1, Washington, DC 20036

Sep 19, 2011
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Miss Shirley's - worth it?

If you go to Miss Shirley's, I'd personally avoid things like french toast, and order the low country cuisine, like fried green tomatoes, etc.

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Miss Shirley's
750 E Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Sep 19, 2011
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Any Puffy Tacos in Northern Virginia ?

You're right. Best tacos I found so far are El Chilango (a truck off Route 50) - but they aren't puffy. http://www.yelp.com/biz/el-chilango-a...

Sep 19, 2011
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Holiday party for 80, private room?

Some that come to mind.. Carmines, Sequoia, Co Co Sala, Cafe Milano

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Co Co Sala
929 F street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Cafe Milano
3251 Prospect St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Sep 19, 2011
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Tosca, Marcel, Ray's, Jaleo: need pleasant atmosphere for four 50-somethings to have a grown up dinner

Marcel's is a fantastic meal. You really can't go wrong there. (especially with a great bottle of wine, and if you order the puff pastry-wrapped lamb) If it's an early enough dinner, you can do the pre-theater menu at Marcel's.

Jaleo might be too loud/too much hustle & bustle for what you're looking for, but the food is fun.

Ray's is a great choice, but it's not as quiet, dimly lit, or relaxed as Marcels.

An option to consider: Citronelle by Michel RIchard, which has a main dining room, and a more moderately priced lounge. It's the best restaurant in the city, in my opinion.

Central (also by Michel Richard) is also a fantastic choice.

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Citronelle
3000 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

Sep 19, 2011
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Final Dinner

Both are on the opposite side of the spectrum from eachother, but either:

1) Citronelle braised short ribs. Holy moly - best meat I've ever eaten. or..
2) Cafe Greek combo plate in downtown DC. It's a hole in the wall that closes at 4 PM, but it's the best homestyle greek food I've ever had in my life.

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Citronelle
3000 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

Sep 19, 2011
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore

suggestions for dining in old town alexandria VA and surrounding areas

Restaurant Eve is one of the best restaurants in Alexandria. My husband and I did their tasting menu - it's outstanding.

Also, if you won't have a car, you can take the ferry to Georgetown. Our favorite in Georgetown is Citronelle - it's amazing. Citronelle has a "lounge" menu that is more affordable.

Both of those options are pricey, but you can't go wrong.

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Restaurant Eve
110 South Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Citronelle
3000 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20007

Sep 19, 2011
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Any Puffy Tacos in Northern Virginia ?

Bumping this thread back up - I'm from Texas, and would love to find some good puffy yacos.

Sep 19, 2011
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Good Burger by the DC Zoo

Agree - Palena, and agree about the hours. I think they are dinner-only.

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Palena
3529 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Mar 26, 2011
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Where to find good Cheese Fries?

I'm 37 weeks pregnant, and am having a hankering for cheese fries. Any suggestions? For those of you who have ties to Texas, I'm looking for something along the lines of Snuffers cheese fries!! Does that exist in DC??

Jan 24, 2010
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Any area sightings of the McDonalds McRib sandwich? [moved from the DC/Baltimore board]

I would love to surprise my husband with one.

Jan 02, 2010
AmyMarie1 in Chains

Help escaping a conference for non-touristy eats (or attractions, if you've got any)

Go to Palena in Cleveland Park (about a 10 minute walk from where you are), sit in the front of the restaurant (A.K.A. the bar), and order a burger from their bar menu for $10. In my opinion, it's one of the best burgers in the city. Be forewarned that there may be a wait depending on what time you get there. www.palenarestaurant.com

If you like middle eastern food, there is a great place called Mama Ayesha's on Calvert street, also a short walk from where you're staying. www.mamaayeshas.com/ Their food is delicious, and atmosphere is great.

Jan 02, 2010
AmyMarie1 in Washington DC & Baltimore