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Masshole seeks happy hours

Up in MA we don't have happy hours so I always forget that they exist. Can anyone suggest some really good ones to check out in DC? (And I'm not really a Masshole. Picky as all get out but not mean or massholey).

Apr 06, 2013
misspickypants in Washington DC & Baltimore

Dinner recs, lunch recs, beer recs and market recs, 4-days, Advice please!

Thanks for the feedback! Will add Eastern Market as a place to check out. And will def find some dolcezza.

Apr 06, 2013
misspickypants in Washington DC & Baltimore

Dinner recs, lunch recs, beer recs and market recs, 4-days, Advice please!

Hi DC chowhounds! I'm coming from Boston for a 4-day visit with my husband next week. It's a mini-vacation for me while he will be working.

We'll be grabbing late dinners and I've made reservations at Zaytina, Table, Birch and Barley, and Fiola. The only one I'm not too sure of is Fiola, any thoughts? Any suggestions to consider instead of these? I'm big on locally sourced foodstuff but not too keen on the meat side of things and the husband appreciates pretty much anything beef or pork (especially the belly).

I'm also looking for places that serve cask conditioned beer and a good selection of craft beers to check out after dinner. RFD and Meridian Pint are on our list, any others we should consider?

Since I'll be on my own during the days it'll be lunch for one. I'm considering Daikaya, Bibiana, Cava Mezze and Union Market, thoughts? Would love to hear suggestions for places walking distance from the mall, but I don't mind taking the metro if there are any not to be missed lunch spots.

And, I love to visit any sort of food market, so as mentioned above, Union Market is on the list. Do I need to be nervous about going there on my own? Yelpers posted that it's a sketchy part of town, and they also indicated it's uber trendy and targeted towards hipsters. If the scariest thing is that I might run into some skinny-pant wearing hipsters, I think I can handle it.

Are there any cool/interesting specialty food stores or other markets worth visiting? Would greatly appreciate any suggestions for places that have locally made items (like cheese, ice cream or chocolate).

A lot of requests, I know, but I'm looking forward your responses! Thanks!!

Mar 31, 2013
misspickypants in Washington DC & Baltimore

Portland: just one night, first time there, one meal, so many choices- help!

Thanks JillO!

As you might image, I'm pretty picky but since I'll only be there for the one night I wanted to get recommendations from locals on where they would go to eat if they could just choose one restaurant. Mr. Pickypants is anything but, he's a very adventurous eater.

So I guess for some parameters I'd say we'd like to go someplace that had delicious food, locally sourced is always a big plus but most importantly would be a quintessential representation of the best of what Portland has to offer (obviously a very subjective thing).

Tabla is a place that looks to be right up my alley, and the Mr. would like all the places you listed, but would likely choose Toro Bravo or aviary.

May 18, 2012
misspickypants in Metro Portland

Portland: just one night, first time there, one meal, so many choices- help!

This will be my first visit to the pacific NW and I'll be in Portland for just one night. Been reading the boards, the blogs, the reviewers and instead of narrowing it down to just a handful of places to pick from I've become paralyzed with all the wonderful choices. So, all knowing chowhounds, if you could have just one dinner, just the one, where would you go? Oh, and this one night is a Monday, so I'm guessing that will eliminate a couple of places right from the start.

Also, my SO loves cask conditioned beer so if you could recommend some places that we should check out before or after dinner, that'd be wicked awesome (yup we are coming in from Boston).

May 16, 2012
misspickypants in Metro Portland