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Where can I find a Cragel in Nova/DC/MD?

I agree. I can't even fathom the point.

Oct 26, 2014
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Traditional Indian food in DC/NoVa

For what it's worth, I'm a fan of the chatpat food truck (run by people behind Nirvana, Indian Delight, etc.).

Oct 02, 2014
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Round Challah in DC/NOVA

Bread Furst in Van Ness too (but the prices seem a little crazy)

Sep 25, 2014
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Fresh Baguette in Bethesda - incroyable!

I like their baguettes/ficelles (but for croissants I still prefer Tout de Sweet).

Sep 14, 2014
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What types of restaurants does DC need now?

I would like more places where you have a nice lunch with friends but not spend a lot. I feel like there used to be more of those places, but now it's pretty much either places like Roti, or expensive tablecloth restaurants.

Aug 30, 2014
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Lao menu at Bangkok Golden in Falls Church - Report

I heard her interviewed on public radio about this (and her quest to bring Laotian food to the area)-- the interview can be found here--

http://wamu.org/programs/metro_connec...

The page summarizes the story, but I thought the full interview was worth a listen.

Aug 09, 2014
Doh in Washington DC & Baltimore

The Mall and Visitors

If people are willing to go to the Reagan building then it's another block to the food court in the shops at national place (or District Taco/Roti).

I think the food trucks go to L'Enfant sometimes too-- foodtruckfiesta (app or website) would be handy for checking that.

Jul 19, 2014
Doh in Washington DC & Baltimore

Washington DC Birthday Trip for Teen Daughter

Maybe Cashion's Eat Place or Mintwood Place (both are a little north of Dupont, your budget would go further at the former I think).

Jul 11, 2014
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DC booze-less Brunch

Birch and Barley has a "boozy brunch" (sort of a prix fixe menu with 2 drinks included) but it's a great place for brunch regardless. I like Blue Duck Tavern and Mintwood Place too.

If you want AYCE and price is no obstacle, I think 4 Seasons in Georgetown might be your best bet (unless you catch the Fairmont on one of its special occasions, like Mothers Day). The restaurant at the Kennedy Center does a decent AYCE too, although we usually only go if we are combining it with a show.

May 20, 2014
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Rose's Luxury

Yes-- the line is just outside the door until 5, then they work through it and will take your name/cell phone number if they can't seat you. We ended up being able to get a drink at the upstairs bar (where some people were also eating) while we were waiting.

May 10, 2014
Doh in Washington DC & Baltimore

Rose's Luxury

For what it's worth, two of us arrived around 4:45 on a Saturday and were seated at the downstairs ("garden") bar by 6 or so and had a great experience sitting there.

May 04, 2014
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espresso in DC suburbs

Haven't been there, but I've heard good things about Kaldi's in Silver Spring.

I'm in Bethesda and I usually resort to either Tout de Sweet (but more for the pastries than the espresso) or sometimes the clover at Starbucks. Don't really like Quartermaines.

Apr 28, 2014
Doh in Washington DC & Baltimore

Anniversary dinner recommendations

Not sure if it's the best suggestion for an anniversary, esp. as they don't take reservations, but I suggest considering Rose's Luxury. I had an absolutely fantastic meal there recently and I think it meets your requirements for bold and interesting flavors.

FWIW, I like City Zen and Fiola (although you should look at their menu to see if it interests you), I don't think Eve is quite as good, and I don't like L'Auberge Chez Francois at all.

Apr 05, 2014
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Fine Dining in DC (near Grand Hyatt)

Tosca?

Mar 21, 2014
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Iron Gate Inn

Ate here the other night (off the a la carte/patio menu not the fixed price/dining room).

We definitely enjoyed the meal, and I would go back, but I wasn't totally blown away. I think most of us ended up with various pasta dishes. No problems with service.

Mar 18, 2014
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Take out that travels well?

Moby Dick or Taylor Gourmet maybe?

Feb 20, 2014
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District of Pi - Report

I think the deep dish crust is made of cornmeal (which perhaps is why it seems less heavy to the OP).

It's a decent lunch spot too because they have a few different types of pie on "express" meaning it's not impossible to get in and out in an hour.

Feb 14, 2014
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best casual italian in DC?

If you're looking for a traditional red sauce place, and the 'burbs are ok, then Olazzo in Bethesda is a decent option.

Feb 13, 2014
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If you were forced to spend a big zero birthday working....

I think Rasika has a smaller room that you could probably get with a group of 10. It's very good if people are ok with Indian.

Feb 01, 2014
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If you were forced to spend a big zero birthday working....

Cedar is underground and I think it may get underrated for that reason. I don't think it is any less festive than, say, Central. (I will admit I rarely go to Cedar but when I go I am happy.)

Cedar would certainly be quieter than Central, which I find to be a little loud.

I agree small plates is awkward with a big work group.

I had a nice lunch at Woodward Table the other day--might be worth considering. Bibiana is italian and a step down from Fiola, but might still be a little expensive.

Jan 31, 2014
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Great market soup?

You might be able to get delivery/pickup from souper girl but she only has a couple soups a week (and it's not cheap).

Jan 28, 2014
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$3000 minimum per couple at Minibar.

That was the old system-- the new system is they take reservations for 3 months at a time by email (and they say you need to specify Jose's table if that's what you are interested in).

Jan 14, 2014
Doh in Washington DC & Baltimore

$3000 minimum per couple at Minibar.

Many? I'd be curious where.

Jan 13, 2014
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Is Pasta Mia in Adams Morgan on the verge of closing?

My "foodie" card might get revoked for this (which wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing) but I have fond memories of Pasta Mia.

I thought it was good pasta at affordable prices and we always enjoyed going there (although we did stop going when the wait got too long and our dining budget increased).

p.s. my memories date from the early 90s, and the article suggests they've been in that building since '91, so I am not sure if things were different in the 80s.

Jan 10, 2014
Doh in Washington DC & Baltimore

Vegetarian friendly restaurant near Metro Center?

Bibianna is a good suggestion, or you might look at Woodward Table.

Jan 06, 2014
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Cotechino Source in DC?

Sorry if this is unhelpful, but did you check the Vace in Bethesda?

Dec 30, 2013
Doh in Washington DC & Baltimore

best French restarant hear the Omni Shoreham hotel

Depends a little on what you are looking for when you say "French" (and maybe "near" too ;).

Central's menu doesn't really strike me as "French" but perhaps that's because as Daniel mentions the classic French is out of style. If you want steak frites you could go up to Medium Rare in Cleveland Park.

Dec 27, 2013
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D.C. restaurants for a 23 y.o food lover

Tosca has a great pretheater menu too for $38.

side note: I do remember one time dining on a pre-theater menu (I believe it was 701) and service either was incompetent or did not believe we actually had theater tix because they disappeared for about 20 minutes after they served us coffee.

Dec 17, 2013
Doh in Washington DC & Baltimore

Thai by Thai's September special

One of the best dishes I had in Bangkok-- or anywhere for that matter-- was a peppery noodle soup with bits of fried something (pork?).

Nov 19, 2013
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Farm to Table Recommendations

Dino takes farm to table seriously, is not stuffy and has a decent beer list.

Nov 19, 2013
Doh in Washington DC & Baltimore