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Astro Donuts in DC - Report

I really enjoyed the creme brulee donut. Yes, very rich, best to be shared and consumed with a cup of coffee.

Apr 13, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

Request for mini reports week ending April 6

Yes, I LOVE this place. The shawarma and chicken sandwiches are both amazing. Felafel is not as good.They do simple things the right way, with great ingredients.

Apr 12, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

nonsmoothie nonmilk bubble tea in northern VA?

Not the right locations, but
Shanghai Tea House in Glover Park used to use real tea, but I haven't been there in ages.
Ten Ren's Tea Time in College Park is also a serious place, I bet they would have what you're looking for.

Old thread here:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/362201

Apr 04, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

Italian restaurant in a month

I've enjoyed brunch and lunch there. I recall the chicken and waffles and the green burger both being good.

Mar 29, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

Looking for a Dinner Recomendation for Saturday Night with Two Caveats

How about Sophie's for Cuban? Lovely, homey spot, very affordable and tasty.
Or DGS, for upscale deli food? Nice atmosphere, some good reviews lately.

Mar 27, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

Mission Mexican Restaurant Opening in Dupont

Try El Chucho. I just went back this last weekend, and the tacos are darn good. Had the pastor and carne asada, really excellent tortillas and meat.

Mar 25, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

Recs for kids around Georgetown?

Thomas Sweet for really great ice cream. To me it's a destination spot.

Muncheez Mania could be fun - extremely casual, and kids could be interested in how they cook the sandwiches on these cool rounded stoves

Five Guys for burgers and fries!

Mar 25, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

Request for mini reports week ending March 16

GBD:
Had a mindblowing nutella donut (huge, yeasty, amazing) and a damn good cup of coffee for a reasonable price.

El Rey:
This the new taco place on U Street made of shipping containers. The tacos at this place are terrible, they smear aioli all over all of them even though it's only described in some of the taco descriptions on the menu. Very irritating. The meat and tortillas (you can choose corn or wheat) are fine, inconsistent on my 2 visits (carnitas on this visit was burnt and cuminy). I went on a Tuesday night with friends last week, and we had to order at the bar because we couldn't snag a table with waiter service. We spent an ungodly amount of time trying to place our order. The staff were really stretched thin.

Mar 19, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

Best Bagels

There's a Bethesda Bagels in Dupont, on Connecticut Ave. It's pretty great, though the bagels are suspiciously large.

Mar 18, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

2 Lunches and 2 Dinners in DC

I agree! Was not at all impressed by the food there, though the ambiance is pretty cool.

Mar 17, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

2 Lunches and 2 Dinners in DC

Is that special bread they developed as amazing as it looks?

Mar 14, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

Spanish Restaurants

Estadio and Boqueria.

Mar 13, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

Where to pick up a lunch for eating later?

Or pick up baked goods at Palena's market. It's at Cleveland Park, walking distance to the zoo. Very high quality, opens at 9 on Saturdays and 12 on weekdays.

http://www.palenarestaurant.com/marke...

Mar 13, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore
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Dinner in Adams Morgan?

I like Muzette for Korean (though there is an odd smell there), Sakuramen or Taan for ramen, Pho 14 (but no alcohol license) and Black Squirrel for bar food.

There's that new Roofers Union place, have not tried it yet.

Mar 13, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

Dinner and brunch near Convention Center (DC)

I've heard good things about the Carving Room and the brunch menu looks awesome:
http://carvingroom.com/PDF/CR_MenuBru...

Busboys and Poets is a good brunch spot too, I second that.

Mar 12, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

Favorite DC area food truck

I have enjoyed Far East Taco Grill, Peruvian brothers, PORC, and Fojol: Benethiopia.

Mar 12, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

Where to pick up a lunch for eating later?

Bayou Bakery is a standout. I wish I lived closer to it.

If you're by the Mall, check out French sandwiches and pastries at Paul (Archives metro). Really good when fresh.

G Street Foods or Breadline would also be contenders, though not sure they'll be serving sandwiches that early (in the White House/downtown area).

Mar 11, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

R&R Taqueria chef at Mission in Dupont Circle

This looks like it could be good, what a location!
I have never managed to make it to R&R, maybe this will be my chance:

http://www.popville.com/2014/02/missi...

Mar 02, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

Where to get the best fish tacos in DC?

Surfside in Glover Park has a great selection of different fish tacos. I think they may also have a food truck.

Feb 21, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

Where to feed a pregnant lady in D.C.?

I have not been impressed by the food at Le Diplomate though I do enjoy the ambiance, and would strongly suggest Montmartre instead. If you're headed to Eastern Market or the Capitol, it's in that neighborhood. I was extremely wowed by my experience there.

I like a lot of Steve's rec's above, and would add Room 11 for brunch and Shawafel for (very casual) Lebanese. I've also enjoyed Agora, Zaytinya, and Kapnos for Mediterranean. Agora has an endless brunch thing that could be a good idea for you.

Feb 14, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

Need recommendations for restaurants in DC, please

No, it's not particularly pricey for DC, but it's an example of typically high prices, with mediocre food quality. IMHO.

Feb 11, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

Need recommendations for restaurants in DC, please

Agreed, I was not impressed with the food or the prices. I try to avoid going there. Last time I went for lunch I had a salade nicoise and it was a total rip-off. I have much preferred Bistro la Bonne for a similar genre, though have not been there recently.

Feb 11, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

That Italian restaurant around U Street?

Ghibellina?

Feb 10, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

Best restaurants that don't take reservation on Open Table or City Eats

Very sad what has happened to Zenebech. I tried to go on a Saturday night a few weeks ago, and there was a line of 10 people waiting for a table!

It's probably due to all those new places on that block/corner...Good for business, but sad for those of us who were used to walking in to Zenebech on a whim!

I ended up going to Axum on 9th Street instead, which was pretty good.

Feb 06, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

Best Happy Hour Food in Foggy Bottom/Logan/Dupont

Minimal selection, but cheap wings and beer at GBD.

I heard that Shake Shack started doing happy hour recently? Not sure about the details.

Pizzeria Paradiso: http://www.eatyourpizza.com/happy-hou...

Boqueria does happy hour too.

Jan 30, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

DC recommendations in the K Street Area

I had a really nice whole fish there, simply prepared with soy sauce and ginger and garlic. There's a chicken with whole dried chilies that I saw a lot of people ordering, probably worth a shot. The dan dan noodles are indeed very strange there.

Jan 30, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

DC recommendations in the K Street Area

Lunch: The Greek Deli, G Street Foods, Breadline, Paul, Bub & Pop's, Boqueria.

Tons of foodtrucks as well, check out the foodtruckfiesta website.

Jan 26, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

Neopolitan Pizza in and around DC

Etto's better than Ghibellina, by a mile. Though this is based on only one visit to each.

Jan 25, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

Your Favorite Ethnic Dives in DC Area?

Better than Sichuan Jin River?

Jan 24, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore

New Cuban place downtown: Sophie's

Masitas!

Jan 22, 2014
hamster in Washington DC & Baltimore