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Seeking Recommendations for Lunch in Toledo

I'm looking for recommendations for lunch in Toldeo that would have good roast suckling pig (cochinillo asador), lamb (cordero), and/or game meats like wild boar and venison. It also has to be baby friendly since we will have our 1-year old with us. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Dec 12, 2011
Hungry Panda in Spain/Portugal

Madrid with a Baby

We'll be in Madrid for a few days in early January with our 1-year old. Are there any recommendations for good restaurants, cafes, and other eateries where we could bring our baby with us? Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Oct 13, 2011
Hungry Panda in Spain/Portugal

Best place for lunch ON THE WAY TO Deep Creek?

The Alpine Pantry off the exit for Flintstone makes good sandwiches. But, it is only carry out--there is no place to sit down. They also have the most divine baked goods--pies, sticky buns, whoopie pies. It is closed on Sundays though.

Cumberland, MD is very charming. There are several restaurants right in downtown on Baltimore Street that are good--City Lights, Manhattan Grill.

We also liked Casselman Inn in Grantsville off I-68 exit 19 (?). It is a casual sit-down restaurant. Their food is the homey, comfort kind of food. We love the white bread and apple butter they serve with everything. They have a bakery too.

Hope this is useful.

Vietnamese Wedding- Need Help Finding a Restaurant

I just read an article in the July 11th issue of the Washington Post about Martin's Crosswinds, a reception venue up in Greenbelt that can do large weddings and seems to specialize in weddings with special ethnic/religious needs. It's not quite what you are looking for but I thought it might be an option for consideration. I believe Martin's has other facilities as well.

Need Candy

Chocolate Chocolate is in Farragut North and mainly has chocolate. Chocolate Moose, also in Farragut North, might have other candy.

Any DC Restaurants Serving Beef or Lamb Shank?

After watching yet another episode of the Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, I now have an insatiable craving for beef or lamb shank. I want meltingly tender meat falling off the bone that has been slowly braised for hours on end. Can anyone provide restaurant recommendations for where I can order this in DC?

Kababji in Dupont

I just finiahed dinner there tonight. The price range is around $15-20 for entrees, $5-8 for appetizers. The food was absolutely delicious! The hummus was extremely well blended and smooth, and the pita was fresh out of the oven. We shared half of the Kabab-ji platter, consisting of a variety of the kebabs (chicken, beef, lamb). Every kebab was perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked. It was ample food for 2 people and cost $28. We definitely plan to return.

Looking for help near the Omni Shoreham in DC

Afghan Grill is very good for Afghan cuisine. It's only a 5-10 minute walk away at the most, on Calvert St. off of Connecticut Ave. Open City is pretty good for all American/upscale diner cuisine. It's only 5 minutes away from the Omni. Tono Sushi is OK for sushi--again only a 5 minute walk away. Good luck!

Open City
2331 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008

Afghan Grill
2309 Calvert St NW 3, Washington, DC 20008

Tono Sushi
2605 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Any reviews yet on Ping Pong Dim Sum in Gallery Place/Chinatown?

I know they just opened this past weekend but I was hoping for some early feedback. Thanks.

Interesting chocolate shops in DC MD?

Try Biagio (1904 18th St NW, Washington, DC, 202-328-1506). They have it all--a wide selection of high end bars (Vosges, Amedei, etc) and filled chocolates (truffles, caramels etc) made by local chocolatiers.
There's also ACKC Cocoa Bar (1529 14th St NW, Washington, DC, 202-387-2626). They specialize in making their own bars and filled chocolates and also have a cafe for hot chocolate, pastries, ice cream, etc.
J. Chocolatier is in Georgetown but they focus on filled chocolates (1039 33rd St NW).
Artisan Confections, also focusing on filled chocolates, just opened in Arlington, VA (1025 North Fillmore St, Arlington, VA, 703-524-0007).
Hope this helps.

Peking Gourmet Inn--Is there anything else good besides the Peking Duck?

The Food Network just had a show this weekend about their hosts' favorite holiday food. Ace of Cakes' Duff Goldman raved about the Peking duck at Peking Gourmet Inn. It looked great but I don't want to go there only for the duck. Does the menu have anything else worth ordering? From reading other Chowhound posts, I have the impression the rest of Peking Gourmet Inn's menu consists of rather mediocre Americanized Chinese food.

Breakfast near Dupont Circle

Just had brunch this past weekend at Scion Restaurant on 21st and P Sts NW. It was very good and reasonably priced with great service. I also loved the fresh fruit buffet they had.

Where can I find black cocoa for baking in the DC area?

I'm looking for extra dark, extra rich cocoa to make a blackout cake. I know I can order it online from King Arthur but the cost of the shipping is the same as the cost of the cocoa! Any ideas out there?

Anyone tried the newly opened BGR the Burger Joint in Dupont Circle?

How does it compare to Five Guys, Ray's Hell Burger, etc? I'm trying to decide if BGR is worth the expenditure of precious calories!

Dessert in DC

Tabard Inn in Dupont Circle has fantastic desserts and a nice lounge area with a fireplace
ACKC Cocoa Bar at 14th and Q Sts NW; check it out at:
Locolat Cafe at 18th and U Sts NW; look at:
Kramerbooks & Afterwords in Dupont Circle also has good desserts

Tabard Inn
1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Locolat Cafe
1781 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

ACKC Cocoa Bar
1529 14th St NW, Washington, DC

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe
1517 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

Where can I buy Niederegger milk or dark chocolate marzipan bars in DC?

Does anyone know where I might be able to find the Niederegger chocolate marzipan bars in DC? I don't have the time to go to Rodman's or World Market. Whole Foods definitely does not carry them.

Any Recommendations for Louisville, KY Restaurant Gift Certificate?

Hi! As a non-Louisville resident, I need some advice on buying a restaurant gift certificate for a wedding present. I plan on spending about $100. I want a place with some romantic atmosphere and good food. There are no cuisine restrictions but the restaurant must be in Louisville. I've read the Louisville comments on Chowhound and have narrowed it down to Le Relais, Jack Fry's, Lilly's, and possibly Basa. Any thoughts on these choices? Any recommendations for other restaurants I should consider? Many thanks.

DC Restaurant Wedding Reception?

Congratulations! Here are some ideas to get you started:
Tabard Inn in Dupont Circle
1789 in Georgetown
Old Ebbitt Grill in Metro Center area
2941 Restaurant out in Falls Church, VA
Elizabeth's on L--it is not a restaurant but is a great intimate venue with fantastic in-house catering, check it out at: (I wanted to use it for my own wedding except my guest list ballooned
)Possibly the Source in Penn Quarter area
Mansion on O St. is a club and not a restaurant but is truly unique, check it out at:

Wu's Garden in Vienna--Any Good?

I just read the Washington Post article about NY Chef David Chang in which he speaks quite highly of Wu's Garden in Vienna. Can any Chowhounds out there confirm or refute Chang's review? I'm always looking for a good Chinese restaurant, even if its culinary strengths are more Chinese-American.

Italian Restaurant Near the Capitol

Check out Toscana Cafe, which is very close to Union Station.

Restaurant dilemma

How about Old Ebbitt Grill at 15th and F NW? I think it will meet your criteria.
You might also consider Elephant and Castle at 12th and Pennsylvania NW. It's not stellar food but perfectly edible and again fits all of your criteria.

Authentic Asian Food and Asian Markets

Hana Market is actually on the corner of U and 17th Sts NW.

New Chocolate Store in Georgetown

For those of you who are fans of J Chocolatier, a local line of artisan chocolates, owner Jane Morris has opened a store in Georgetown at 1039 33rd St. NW. For those of you who have yet to sample J Chocolatier, you must go soon. Her Fleur de Sel caramel and Green Tea truffle are divine!

Larger birthday party recommendation?

According to their website, Hollywood East will not re-open until Mid-September in their new location in the Wheaton Mall.

Great place to get dessert

Tabard Inn--the dessert menu changes daily and everything is wonderful
Locolat--great chocolate desserts
Leopold's Kafe--European and Austrian pastries

Unique Dining Experience for Birthday?

H Street Country Club on 13th and H St. NE--it has an indoor miniature golf course with a Washington, DC theme and serves Tex-Mex food.

Where can I try arancini?

Filomena in Georgetown has them.

Large Group Venues?

Filomena--Italian place in Georgetown; each pasta entree serves 4-6 people; pretty good typical Italian; excellent desserts
Buca di Beppo--in Dupont Circle; also Italian; also family sized entrees; but food quality is mediocre
Jaleo--Spanish tapas

good chocolates, DC

Funny, I have the exact opposite feeling about ACKC. Every filled chocolate and truffle I've had there seemed a little old and dried out. I finally gave up on ACKC in strong favor of Locolat and Biagio.

good chocolates, DC

Locolat at 1781 Florida Avenue NW. Husband and wife team makes their own Belgian chocolates and pastries.