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Lunch, U Street? Somewhere else you love?

Moved (back) to DC few months back. Don't really stomp around U Street much these days so haven't reacquainted myself with the restaurants in that neighborhood. Am having lunch with a friend on Monday and thought it would be a good time to become reacquainted. Suggestions? Or is there somewhere else that has a totally wonderful lunch vibe? Definitely NOT interested in K Street, Georgetown, Foggy Bottom business-type destinations. More a good eats (and maybe a beer) kind of place. Thanks.

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U Street Cafe
1301 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Mar 08, 2011
jes13 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Twiglets--where can I find them in DC?

Bingo. Thank you.

Dec 16, 2010
jes13 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Twiglets--where can I find them in DC?

British Pantry does indeed have them. If the other recs below don't work out, I will make the drive out. Thanks!

Dec 16, 2010
jes13 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Twiglets--where can I find them in DC?

Nope. At least not right now. Tried there over the weekend.

Dec 16, 2010
jes13 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Twiglets--where can I find them in DC?

Just tried Rodman's. No go. Other thoughts?

Dec 16, 2010
jes13 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Twiglets--where can I find them in DC?

Every year I get my English husband a bag of twiglets for his stocking. We just moved from NY, where it was relatively easy to find them, but I have had no success in identifying a place here in DC where I can get them.

Suggestions?

Thanks.

Dec 16, 2010
jes13 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Brooklyn Foodie, just relocated to DC, need rec for husband's birthday

Definitely open to other casual dining. I mentioned Birch and Barley more to give a sense of the food --and not just kind of food but also quality (but the beer helped).

Another NYC favorite it Momofuku Ssam bar, which isn't gastropub at all, but is similarly good quality yet more casual.

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Birch and Barley
1337 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Dec 16, 2010
jes13 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Brooklyn Foodie, just relocated to DC, need rec for husband's birthday

Just moved from NYC/Brooklyn a few months ago. We've lived in DC before, but it has been about 6 years, and a lot has changed during that time.

We are real foodies--love good food, no matter the cuisine. It need not be "high end," to be special. It just has to be good food. Would love recommendations.

To give you a sense of our taste:

We particularly love gastropubs (for those of you familiar w/NY restaurants, we love Marlow & Sons, the Spotted Pig, and other such places), but the reviews I've read on this board about Brasserie Beck have been inconsistent, and I think we may go to Againn for Christmas Eve.

We recently went to Birch and Barley, which we thought was reasonably good. (Did I mention I love beer?)

We also love more "high end" dining. I presently have a reservation to Corduroy. Truth is, I want something more along the Birch & Barley type.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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Brasserie Beck
1101 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Birch and Barley
1337 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Dec 15, 2010
jes13 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Where to find gourmet Turkish delight?

Awhile ago--years now, I think-- Whole Foods in the Bowery carried gourmet (I.e., not pre-packaged, and unusual flavors) Turkish delight. They no longer carry it because one of the ingredients didn't meet their requirements, but no one there can tell me who made it or from where I can now get it.

Any recommendations for something similar?

Thanks.

Dec 06, 2010
jes13 in Manhattan

NOT ABOUT FOOD: Vitamix v. Vita Prep?

A friend highly recommended the Vita Prep (3 horse power) over the Vitamix (2 horse power), but given the Prep is intended for those in the food business, who use (and abuse) their equipment a lot more than those using equipment at home, the warranty is only 1 year v. 7 years for the Vitamix.

Is the 3 horse power really worth it? Is there so much more you can do with a 3 horse power Vita machine than with a 2 horse power?

Thanks.

Dec 02, 2010
jes13 in Cookware

Brooklyner Moved to DC--Need Recs for Top 10 (or 15) Restaurants in DC

Just moved to DC from NYC/Brooklyn. Would love to get Chowhounders recs for their top 10 (or 15 if you have a top 15) recs for restaurants in DC.

Thanks!

Nov 23, 2010
jes13 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Not about food...PLEASE HELP--MY KNIVES HAVE BEEN BUTCHERED BY A KNIFE TRUCK

Thank you... thank you all... I took my dearly beloved knives to Westpfal today, and Carmella was not only helpful in insuring that I would get them back before I leave NYC (Wednesday, August 4!!), she was sympathetic, which, after getting my knives PROPERLY sharpened, was really what I needed today...

Jul 30, 2010
jes13 in Manhattan

Not about food...PLEASE HELP--MY KNIVES HAVE BEEN BUTCHERED BY A KNIFE TRUCK

I am about to move out of the city, and one of the things I really wanted to do before leaving was get my Wusthof Classic knives sharpened. I recently read a post on my neighborhood listerserve about Dominick Del Re, who services (at least) DUMBO, so when I saw his red truck, I decided--STUPIDLY--to get my knives sharpened by him.

I am now not only out the money from getting them sharpened, but it appears my knives are actually worse! Certainly, he butchered my serrated knives. They are practically flat now.

So what to do???? Should I get them re-sharpened by someone else? And if so, recommendations? (Korin seems to be a favorite of chowhounders... still the case?) Are the serrated knives salvageable?

Blunted in Brooklyn.

Jul 29, 2010
jes13 in Manhattan

Is Di Fara's open again?

I tried calling... no answer.

Jun 30, 2007
jes13 in Outer Boroughs

Best "big name" restaurant

Agreed. Le Bernadin is superb. I've been there 4 times, and each time I come away with a warm glow and spend days dreaming about the meal. Never disappoints. Jean Georges is also very good. Gramercy Tavern (recommended above) is forgettable. Each time I eat there, I find myself, weeks later, trying to recall what I ate.

May 09, 2007
jes13 in Manhattan

Good bakery near West 57th?

Amy's Bread. 9th Avenue and 48th, I believe.

May 09, 2007
jes13 in Manhattan

Sangria, downtown, tonight

Suggestions? Somewhere below 14th?

May 09, 2007
jes13 in Manhattan

Weekday lunch at a comfy, inexpensive place downtown, w/good wine list

Thanks. August is actually EXACTLY the place in mind--I had read about it, never been there, and couldn't remember its name. I went there today, sat in the back room, had a delicious escarole salad and a chorizo sandwich, and shared a bottle of wine with my husband. Perfect.

Mar 28, 2007
jes13 in Manhattan

Weekday lunch at a comfy, inexpensive place downtown, w/good wine list

I am taking a couple of days off from work this week. And I would like to spend the good part of an afternoon of one of those days eating a good meal--but not too fancy--slowly, over a bottle (or two) of good wine. The kind of place I have in mind is Frankie's 17 (LES) or Gascogne (Chelsea), but I have been to both already and would like to try something new. Suggestions?

Mar 26, 2007
jes13 in Manhattan

Hip, good restaurant in LES

sam1: funny you should mention M&H. I had the # back in January; haven't been since. It's been changed. Have the new #?

Nov 09, 2006
jes13 in Manhattan

Hip, good restaurant in LES

Best suggestions for a place to take some out of town hipster, foodies? thanks.

Nov 08, 2006
jes13 in Manhattan

Help me! I need a vegan and meat eater friendly restaurant!

That looks PERFECT! Thanks.

Sep 29, 2006
jes13 in Manhattan

Help me! I need a vegan and meat eater friendly restaurant!

I mean vegan.... and yes, I think that Wilfrid is probably right: the answer is "NO".

Sep 29, 2006
jes13 in Manhattan

Italian UES

Primavera. Very good. Expensive.

Sep 27, 2006
jes13 in Manhattan

Help me! I need a vegan and meat eater friendly restaurant!

I don't need it for Thanksgiving Day.

Sep 27, 2006
jes13 in Manhattan

Best Chinese in Chinatown?

What's the best Chinese in Chinatown?

Sep 27, 2006
jes13 in Manhattan

Help me! I need a vegan and meat eater friendly restaurant!

I have a vegan in law and meat eating parents coming to visit for Thanksgiving. I am having a hard time finding anything suitable to all because of how picky they all are. The meat eaters don't do indian, fusion, or anything too much off the beaten track. In the world of chains, they are Chili's/Applebee's kind of people. Suggestions? I was thinking of straight forward Greek or Italian, both of which are vegan friendly... but is there a kind of straight forward, steak and potato kind of place that also has vegan friendly food? Thanks.

Sep 27, 2006
jes13 in Manhattan