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D.C. Restaurant suggestion for French Chef

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

Mintwood or District Kitchen???

Mintwood reservations

I suggest you check the Washigton Post website -- it has reviews for both places.

Good, reasonably priced Italian in Washington, DC

A couple of suggestions re Italian dining were made in the Washington Post's dining chat 12/28, including a couple of places in Virginia and one in DC: Luigi's Pizzeria Restaurant for "good and basic"

Christmas dinner in a restaurant with an elderly parent?

The Washington Post suggests in Potomac (no idea how far a drive that is from Silver Spring...

"Founding Farmers eye-catching menu items include the fried chicken and waffles, crispy chicken from an 800 degree oven and an entire section of the menu devoted to hot dogs and seafood rolls. 11 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. 12505 Park Potomac Ave. Potomac. 301-340-8783. "

DC business traveler seeking recs near Columbus Circle

Not the best area for dining, but Columbus Circle is in front of Union Station, which has several "fast food" places and restaurants: . It is also a metro stop on the Red Line. Gallery Place is one stop away and that area has several good restaurants -- casual and high end. Zaytinya -- Turkish, Greek and Lebanese tapas -- is within easy walking distance of the Gallery Place Metro Stop. Check out the Washington Post Going Out Guide to search for restaurants by location,

Take out Dinners for Christmas

The washington post wrote about Thansgiving carryout ( and will do the same for Christmas, probably later this week

Basic Garlicky Spaghetti

I just realized there's a similar thoughtless ad placed at the top of the recipe. Msaybe you should hire a new web designer?

Mar 19, 2011
donaldbabb in Recipes

Basic Garlicky Spaghetti

Why do you place an ad for Marcel's Quantum Kitchen, that CAN'T BE CLOSED OR MOVED, on top of the instructions for this recipe? Sadism? Childishness? Lack of consideration? Or jusrt plain stupid?

Mar 19, 2011
donaldbabb in Recipes

El Rey de Chivito - Fast Gourmet inside of a Gas Station, DC

I've had dozens of very good cubanos (and medianoches) in Puerto Rico and the one at Fast Gourmet doesn't even rate., Not toasted (or flattened) enough; only one thin slice of ham and well cooked but very bland roast pork. The flatterning makes the bread crip on the outside, BTW...

I suspect their cooks are not Cubans...

And their bland flan is probably made from a can tell because there is no caramel...

Look here to see what a well made cubano should look like

Restaurant in Foggy Bottom?

To cut down on the walking, take the # D6 bus from the stop at Reservoir Road NW and the entrance to GW Hospital (the conference center is on the hospital grounds) in the direction of Stadium/Armory, It will taike you to Wisconsin avenue in Georgetown. Walk downhill towards M Street for many dining options. Or you can take the same to Q St and 22nd Street NW in DuPont Circle, about two blocks from the Dupont Metro stop, for many more dining options. . Fare is #1.75 cash, Ask the driver where to catch the bus to get back to Gtown.

Will DC restaurants be open on Thanksgiving? NOT looking for traditional T'giving dinner, no buffets or hotels.

Look beyond the Thanksgiving listings on Open Table. 701 (which got a very good review from the Washington Post last Sunday), describes its Thanksgiving price fix meal, but if you go to their website you'll see that the same price fix ($45) applies to several other entrees besides turkey, including Bronzino, Piedmont Ridge Strip Steak, Ricotta Ravioli, Eco Friendly Suckling Pig and Scottish Salmon

Family Friendly Restaurant in DC

Air and Space is next to the National Museum of the American Indian which has an excellent restaurant, the Mitsitam Native Foods Café, which features Native foods found throughout the Western Hemisphere, including the Northern Woodlands, South America, the Northwest Coast, Meso America and the Great Plains. Each of the five food stations depict regional lifeways related to cooking techniques, ingredients, and flavors found in both traditional and contemporary dishes. Selections include authentic Native foods such as traditional fry bread and corn totopos as well as contemporary items with a Native American twist—think buffalo burgers!
Open daily 10 AM–5 PM; closed December 25. Full menu 11 AM–3 PM; limited menu 3–5 PM

Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe
Independence Avenue Southwest Washington DC, Independence Avenue Southwest Washington, DC