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Tart Frozen Yogurt Wars Have Begun in DC

The cafe at Lord and Taylor in Chevy Chase has that same tangy frozen yogurt as Bloomingdale's. Last time I had it to go they filled up a 20 oz cup for about $6.00. I don't know about the toppings, because I prefer it without. The yogurt was smooth and delicious.

I had SweetGreen's today which comes with 3 toppings. The berries I chose were fresh and tasty, as was the froyo, but the consistency was odd, maybe icy as otherwise described. It was lumpy, anyway, not the creamy, smooth product I was hoping for.

Tangy Sweet was much more what I was hoping for, maybe even better than Lord & Taylor, and it is available "naked". I've only had a teeny sample of Mr. Yogato that they were giving out on 17th Street in front of the store. Clearly, more research is in order!

Vidalia Restaurant Week at the bar

I ate at the bar at Bistro Bis at lunch on Wednesday. The meal (marchiere salad w/ goat cheese, trout w/ caper butter, and cheesecake w/ blueberry compote) was out of this world. They also have special wines by the glass. I had the special stainless steel tank Chardonnay and it was delightful. I think this is now my favorite restaurant, especially since it is so close by.

Best Brunch in Dupont Circle?

I was in the cafe a few weeks ago. It was about 9 a.m. and dead empty. I wanted to sit down at a table and have a cappucino, but one of your servers said I had to order a full breakfast or I couldn't be seated. That wouldn't seem to be very good PR. Pretty unfriendly, to say the least.

Best Brunch in Dupont Circle?

My sister and I went to Hank's a couple of weeks ago for brunch, and it was fantastic! I had the lobster bisque and the crabcake benedict, and I've been plotting ways to get back for more of the soup ever since.


Just went to Sonoma for lunch with my daughter who is visiting from California. We had the Mendocino Salad, a chicken pesto pizza with goat cheese, and the hanger steak. My daughter ordered the steak medium rare and it came out Pittsburgh. The chicken on the pizza was dry and chewy. The salad was a pile of mixed greens with a carrot ribbon on top for $9.00.

My ex, Katie's dad, owns several well known restaurants in Sonoma County, California including a steak house. I have worked in many DC area restaurants including Bob Kinkead's first venture on L street. She says this is the worst hanger steak she has ever had.

The busboys didn't attempt to keep our water glasses filled on this terribly humid day with sub-par air conditioning in the restaurant. The best thing about our meal was the dessert, a chocolate dulche de leche tart. The crust was a bit too hard, but the filling was delicious. I heard a different waiter tell his table about a dessert special that we were not informed of. All in all, a very disappointing $110 lunch including 2 glasses of wine and tip.

Good Stuff Eatery

I just went by and they are open! It smells fantastic, but the line is very long. I will try to go sometime this weekend and report back.

Best Bar Dining in DC

I would go to the bar at Palena. You can order off the back room menu, or have the cafe fare. The food is always excellent.

Italian Dive on Hill

I haven't ever been there, but as a native Washingtonian, I can tell you that you can't be in SE and NE at the same time. Since I live very close to 3rd and D SE and know it isn't there, I looked it up. I'll try to visit soon.

Italian Dive on Hill

Bistro Italiano is at 320 D St NE, which is between 3rd and 4th streets NE.