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Post-elopement party

Sonoma on the Hill would be a good carry-over of the Napa theme. They have private event info on their website ( It looks like $3000 would be doable for the lounge. The space is really nice and their wine selection is fantastic.

Sonoma Restaurant
223 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Restaurant suggestions near DC Courthouse on Indiana Ave?

I was going to suggest 701, but after seeing the replies, I second Rasika or Cafe Atlantico. TenPenh would be a good choice. Getting a group of 15 into any of these places next week may be a challenge. Also, I wouldn't exactly describe them as having "a variety of food choices for all tastes."

I haven't tried Art & Soul, but have heard good things about it. It's pretty close and, I think, it has outdoor seating.

Cafe Atlantico
405 8th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Rasika Restaurant
633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Art & Soul
225 Pennsylvania Ave SE # 1, Washington, DC

Lunch on Saturday near the National Mall last weekend of March

I live near the Archives/Penn Quarter Metro, so I'm thinking of that Mall-adjacent location. If you're looking for something really close to the Mall and Metro, I second Teaism or Jaleo. Oyamel is also good ( and only a couple of blocks from the Mall.

If you head up toward the Hill, I would also second Good Stuff Eatery (it's a little bit closer to the Capitol South Metro than Eastern Market).

2009 R St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Good Stuff Eatery
303 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC

Cocktails Invented in the DC Area

The Gin Rickey was invented in DC.

Feb 26, 2010
LGLnDC in Spirits

PALAK CHAAT -Rasika's "crispy spinach app."

My pleasure. Good luck!

Feb 04, 2010
LGLnDC in Home Cooking

Rasika without Reservations

I live above Rasika and go there often. I usually make a reservation, but have never had a problem getting a table reasonably fast when I just show up...especially if I'm willing to sit in the lounge. The wait for a table there shouldn't be that bad. I agree with DanielK--Proof and Zaytinya won't be any better.

PALAK CHAAT -Rasika's "crispy spinach app."

I don't know anything about the recipe, but do know that the spinach is flash fried in a deep fryer--just like French fries. I saw it being prepared on "WETA's Guide to Fine Dining" on WETA Creates yesterday. The entire episode is online at

Feb 03, 2010
LGLnDC in Home Cooking

Bread to make a muffuletta-where to find

Oh, I tried that. I e-mailed Sysco and asked them where they distribute Leidenheimer bread in the Baltimore area. I got no reply. I get pretty fixated on stuff like this. Luckily I had a friend that went to NoLa this week. He picked up the olive salad at Central. I might have had a stroke otherwise.

I agree with everyone else. I think ciabatta is the closest I'm going to get. It'll be delicious, even if not exactly the same. I work close to Eastern Market. Considering the weather forecast for this weekend, that might be the most logical source.

Bread to make a muffuletta-where to find

I found the name of the bakery in Del Ray--Gold Crust Baking Co. Anyone familiar with them? I've only been there once, but got foccacia that made very good paninis. I've heard they also have good ciabatta. I think I'll get a couple of both. I'll try to let go of my need for them to be round.

Bread to make a muffuletta-where to find

I was thinking about making it myself, but I don't have enough confidence in my skills as a baker to try to make 4 loaves. I think monkeyrotica's suggestions are good ones. I know of a bakery in Del Ray (can't remember the name) that makes really good foccacia that isn't too oily. I think that's the closest thing I'm going to find. Although, it's rectangular and that just doesn't seem right.

Bread to make a muffuletta-where to find

I'm making muffulettas for a Super Bowl party. A friend brought me jars of olive salad from Central Grocery in New Orleans, I'm getting the meats & cheeses from Litteri, but now my problem is the bread. I don't know of any place in the Metro area that makes a close approximation to the bread you find in NoLa. I'm familiar with the bread at Firehook, Marvelous Market, and Best Buns, but it isn't quite right. Anyone know of anything? I know I'm not going to find anything that's exactly right, but a firm, 10" round loaf, with thick soft crust would do.