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Good Lebanese food in the DC area?

Thanks all! I live in dc and can easily get to any of these locations.

Jul 11, 2014
Bood in Washington DC & Baltimore

fun DC restaurant for English guests

Granville Moore's is a fun place to take guests. It's rugged, but it will grab their attention.

Vidalia - sophisticated southern food

Take them for breakfast at Eastern Market.

Iron Gate

Jul 06, 2014
Bood in Washington DC & Baltimore

lunch in Georgetown with kids on Monday

Pizza Paradiso.

Jul 06, 2014
Bood in Washington DC & Baltimore

Good Lebanese food in the DC area?

I spent a few months in Detroit and fell in love with the Lebanese food in the Dearborn area. I'm looking for a similar place in the DC/metro DC area. Authentic. Amazing Fattoush. Any suggestions?

Jul 06, 2014
Bood in Washington DC & Baltimore

Suggested recipes for a fancy dinner party?

I'm hosting a dinner party on Xmas eve for four close friends. It's turning into a new tradition. We got together last year as well and had a wonderful time. I cook and a friend brings the wine pairings. I'm looking for cookbook/recipe suggestions.

I'm cooking four courses. Maybe a soup, salad, starter and a main. I'd like to keep the dishes mainly light and refreshing. Last year I cooked from Patrick O'Connell's Refriend American Cuisine (awesome book for a dinner party), French Laundry, and a book I picked up in Montreal from Anne Desjardins.

I don't mind challenging. I'm interested in good seafood recipes, refreshing, maybe even healthy! As a result, I've been looking for good california books, but certainly not limited to just that region.

I'd love thoughts and ideas!

Dec 01, 2013
Bood in Home Cooking

Driving tour of Vermont - Any must-visit spots?

Awesome recommendations! Thank you!

Jul 22, 2013
Bood in Northern New England

Driving tour of Vermont - Any must-visit spots?

Thank you so much! This is extremely helpful. We were really unsure about rt 7!

Jul 22, 2013
Bood in Northern New England

Driving tour of Vermont - Any must-visit spots?

Greetings - my husband and I are embarking on a small driving tour of Vermont next week. We're camping along the way in both the south and north regions of the Green Mts. We're looking for recommendations for cheese farms, breweries, great small towns to explore and restaurants.

I know that's a lot, so let me narrow it down a bit.

Day 1 - we fly into Burlington and immediately make our way down to the southern region of the Green Mts along rte 7.

We're looking for recommendations for cheese farms and markets along the way where we can pick up food to enjoy at our campsite. Any must-see small town recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

Day 2 - head north to the northern region of the Green mt. along rte 100. Is it worth stopping in Brattleboro? Any great breweries, restaurants or small towns you recommend for this rte?

We're going to end the day at Hen of the Woods for dinner (unless you have a better recommendation).

Day 3 - driver further north to Quebec. Any restaurants/farm recommendations along I 91? Or suggestions on a more scenic drive up north?

After spending some time in Quebec, we're coming back to Vermont and spending a couple days in Burlington at the end of our trip. Since we only have two nights, we're looking to end our trip at an amazing restaurant - pretty flexible on budget - so any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

I haven't been to Vermont since I was young and I'm super excited, but I'm having a hard time narrowing it down! Thank you.

Jul 21, 2013
Bood in Northern New England

Cookbook of the Month March 2013: The Nomination Thread

MOTHER'S BEST: COMFORT FOOD THAT TAKES YOU HOME AGAIN

Feb 12, 2013
Bood in Home Cooking

Online grocery ordering and delivery in Bethesda

I've used Peapods. I don't love Giant's food selection, so I didn't love Peapods. I use Relay Foods now and love it. It's new so there are some quirks still, but it's local food and they have a weekly subscription that makes it easy to get the basics.

http://www.relayfoods.com/Home/Welcom...

Jan 02, 2013
Bood in Washington DC & Baltimore

Stopping in Pittsburgh on my way to Ohio

I'm driving home to Cleveland for the holidays and thought I'd stop in Pittsburgh for dinner. I'd love to try a favorite neighborhood spot, w/ good food, that's chef owned, and serves seasonal/farm-to-table cuisine. Price isn't really an issue. I do the drive a lot so it would be great to try new neighborhood spots each time, use it as a way to explore Pittsburgh a bit more. Thanks!

Dec 18, 2012
Bood in Pennsylvania

Looking for cheap($10 or less with tax) Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in the D.C. proper area

Mama Chuy on Georgia Ave NW (2620 Georgia Ave NW) - great tacos, great local place. Cheap.

Jul 16, 2012
Bood in Washington DC & Baltimore

Any new cheap eats discoveries around DC?

I love searching for and trying new cheap eats in and around DC. I guess "new" is relative, but I'd still like to know if anyone has a favorite cheap eat in the area and why it's a favorite. Close to a metro is ideal, but if it's super good I'm willing to get a zip car!

May 18, 2012
Bood in Washington DC & Baltimore

Chow in Raleigh, NC for one night, looking for a great restaurant.

Does anyone have any suggestions of a must try place in Raleigh? Not over the top, price wise, but good food.

Apr 26, 2012
Bood in Southeast

Week day lunch in Old Town?

Any suggestions? Just a non-formal lunch with friends. Doesn't have to be fancy, but would love to try something new.

Apr 06, 2012
Bood in Washington DC & Baltimore

Montrealers in DC

My husband and I go to Montreal a lot and fall in love with it every time we go. You definitely have better Vietnamese than our DC, VA or MD options so stick to DC specific things.

Your itinerary looks great. Church Key will be a bit crowded, but not too bad on a late Thursday night. The happy hour crowd would have gone home by then. It's worth going b/c it's just the two of you and you'll be able to find room to stand at the very least.

Definitely try to do brunch at Tabard Inn OR you can try some DC home cooking at Oohh's and Aahh's on U Street or Saint's Paradise Cafeteria for a true DC church breakfast experience. Another brunch option is Cork on 14th Street on Sunday. They're a little local restaurant that has great wine. Kind of like our Joe Beef, but with wine.

The wait at 2 Amy's won't be bad, even when it's at it's worse, it's still not terrible. Definitely worth checking out. Their pizza is great, but I love their small plates too.

I have no idea about Aqua, but I agree holdtheline, Bibiana would be a great pick. You may also want to try Posto, for a more local vibe. They're on 14th Street and have great pasta dishes (veggie included). Fiola is hot right now and they deserve it...their food is delicious. I also agree with the Rasika idea. Yum! I'd scrap Zatinya. The crowd is more "embassy brat" these days. But, if you're into the thing, go for it. It may be worth just a drink or two. It will be crowded on a Saturday night. Proof is next door and has great wine and cocktails. Also, if you want to try an amazing cocktail in kind of a DC hipster scene, try the Passanger on 7th (close enough to Zaytinya).

Holdtheline mentioned Ethiopian and I definitely think it's worth a try in DC. We have great Ethiopian. Ethiopic on H Street, NE is excellent.

So, if I would rework your list like this...

Dinner Picks:
1st night - Church Key
2nd night - Fiola (or Posto for something more neighborhoody) drinks afterward at Passanger
3rd night - Get into the neighborhoods and do Eola, Cork for dinner or go downtown to Rasika, drinks afterward at American Ice Company, Proof or PS 7's. (depending where you are)
Sat Afternoon: 2 Amy's
Sun Brunch: Cork, Tabbard Inn or Oohhs and Aahhs.

The chows have always been nice to us on our trips to Montreal, so I hope this helps!

Mar 30, 2012
Bood in Washington DC & Baltimore

Restaurants near E St. Cinema

Sorry for the late reply, but for the future, you should try Elisir. It's practically next door and they're delicious. Often overlooked, but definitely worth trying. Central is right down the block as well. Cedar is down the street a bit, and a few blocks away is Bibiana.

Mar 16, 2012
Bood in Washington DC & Baltimore

What is your single worst meal ever in the DC/Baltimore area?

I had an awful brunch at Kramers and Afterwards (I know people are going to kill me, but it's true...) and I haven't been back since. I go to the bookstore all the time! It's my local bookstore of choice, but I steer clear of the food. Sorry :-(

Dec 20, 2011
Bood in Washington DC & Baltimore

Good butcher in or around Washington, DC?

These are all great recommendations. Thank you so much! I'm going to call first and see what they've got. I live in DC and rely on pub trans so I need to test the waters before I make a commitment (zip car) ;-) I forgot about Eastern Market. I've been there a thousand times, but more for the "flea" markets on Sunday than for the butcher. That's an easy trip so I'll def check them out. I'll keep you all posted. Thanks again!

Dec 20, 2011
Bood in Washington DC & Baltimore

Good butcher in or around Washington, DC?

I've lived in DC for a long time and I still haven't found a decent butcher. Whole Foods is my fallback, but they're really not that great. Does anyone have recommendations for a good butcher in Washington, DC or the suburbs? Somewhere I can get cuts of meat beyond the average? Somewhere I can get pork belly or secreto?

Dec 19, 2011
Bood in Washington DC & Baltimore

Best restaurant in Columbus, Ohio - regardless of price?

I'd like to buy a good friend of mine, and her husband, a gift certificate to a great restaurant in Columbus, OH or the surrounding area. Hopefully something romantic. This is a "thank you" gift. They never get to go out much b/c they have two kids. I don't care about the price. It's worth it!

I'm also open to doing a bed and breakfast that has a great restaurant.

Any suggestions?

Sep 29, 2011
Bood in Great Lakes

Best restaurant in town - regardless of budget?

I'd like to buy a good friend of mine, and her husband, a gift certificate to a great restaurant. Hopefully something romantic. This is a "thank you" gift. They never get to go out much b/c they have two kids. I don't care about the price. It's worth it!

Any suggestions?

Sep 29, 2011
Bood in Great Lakes

Looking for a place that has great wine pairings in DC.

A couple of us are going out tonight and we're just starting to learn more about wine and wine pairing. Anyone have a good suggestion of a place that has great wine pairings in the DC area? We're willing to venture outside of the city, but has to be metro accessible.

Thank you!

Aug 19, 2011
Bood in Washington DC & Baltimore

One dinner in DC

I completely agree w/ argarnett100 and others, the food at Jaleo has gone down hill. I was there recently, and how the mushrooms you're referring to, ktmoomau, and didn't find them to be "WOW' at all. They were billed as fresh mushrooms form the farmers market, and I found them all to be the same size, little crimini mushrooms. Nothing "farmers market" about them at all. And the funny thing is that I was there the same day as the farmers market at 8th and D. They didn't look anything like the mushrooms i saw that farmers market. Plus, the taste was so-so. The shrimp we ordered was way too salty. So salty that I sent them back.

I second the suggestion for Rasika. I would also suggest seeing a show at the Woolley Mammoth afterwards.

Or, I would suggest Vidalia. They have delicious southern inspired food. This would give you a taste of DC's southern style.

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

Vidalia
1990 M Street, Washington, DC 20036

Jul 18, 2011
Bood in Washington DC & Baltimore

Rehearsal dinner in Cleveland for 70 people?

Hello fellow chowhounders. I'm looking for a place in Cleveland to host my rehearsal dinner in September. We'd love to have it at the Great Lakes Brewery, but they don't do large parties on the weekends. We'd love to keep it downtownish. We're not fussy, but we do enjoy good food and beer/wine/cocktails. Most important part for us is that it's laid back and fun. We also really like the Tremont neighborhood. Thanks for your help!

Jul 13, 2011
Bood in Great Lakes

New Restaurants in Montreal?

Wow! These are all great suggestions. Thank you so much.

Apr 09, 2011
Bood in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

New Restaurants in Montreal?

I'm headed to Montreal at the end of the month. I've been a bunch of times and have been to all the usual best places. Anyone have any suggestions for new restaurants? Anything new and amazing?

Apr 06, 2011
Bood in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Recommendations around Smith Mountain Lake State Park? Roanoke? Blue Ridge, VA?

We're spending the long weekend at a cabin in the Smith Mountain Lake State Park and I'm looking for recommendations for some restaurants, markets, general fun things to do in the area. We're looking for some low key places for bfast and lunch and one nice place for dinner. We've never been to the area, so this is our first trip. Also, I'm wondering if Blue Ridge, VA is worth a stop.

Thanks!!

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Blue Ridge Restaurant
113 E Main St, Floyd, VA 24091

Mountain Lake
115 Hotel Cir, Pembroke, VA 24136

Feb 18, 2011
Bood in Mid-Atlantic

Malt Syrup in DC?

I'm making bagels this weekend and the recipe calls for "malt syrup". Anyone know where I can get that in DC?

Jan 21, 2011
Bood in Washington DC & Baltimore

Vegetarian pho recipes?

I know it's sacrilege, but I'm looking for a good veg pho recipe w/ clear broth. Got any recommendations?

Dec 28, 2010
Bood in Home Cooking