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back in DC after long absence - are my old favorites still good?

The great Ethiopian place on 18th street you may be referring to burned down a couple of years ago and is now some awful sports bar. I don't think there is any good Ethiopian left on 18th street.

Cashion's - it depends. Ann Cashion no longer cooks there or I think, owns it. She sold her interest in it a year ago?

Dog friendly in the DC area...

I don't know of any restaurants in DC that allows dogs in its establishment. But for restaurant patios that are dog friendly, I know that Vinoteca is a good option and Larry's (across the street from Lauriol) allows dogs on their patio and you can order food from Malay Straits.

Creme on U St - Anyone been in awhile?

I recently posted on the "Non-RW Recommendations Needed" inquiry about how I was planning on going to Creme this week instead of a RW restaurant. I'm beginning to rethink it as hamster replied saying they did not have a good experience there recently. Has anyone else been there for dinner recently (or at least after the new chef made some menu changes) that can comment on their experience?

I appreciate the help.

ETA: Because Chowhound doesn't recognize HTML tags.

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Creme Cafe & Lounge
1322 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Non-RW Recommendations Needed

Your review sounds a bit scary and not much like the Creme I know. That's why I want to go to creme for dinner, I need to be reassured (hopefully) that things there are still good. I hope he didn't do much with the Brunch menu.

Non-RW Recommendations Needed

I recommend Creme on U st. They have a new chef ( he was at Mark & Orlando's) and from what I've seen he has revamped the menu. Hopefully though, he's kept the shrimp and grits. I'm planning on checking this place out this week as like you, I don't want to go to a RW restaurant this week but still want to dine out.

Coming Soon: Ping Pong Dim Sum

I heard it's supposed to open this November. I hope they do delivery.

Burgers in AdMo

Have you tried Black Squirrel yet? All I can say is 3% duck fat in each patty. Oh yes.

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The Black Squirrel
2427 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

New to Chinatown DC

And they sell Pocky downstairs!

New to Chinatown DC

that's too bad about the portions that you got for the falafel sandwich. I got four huge ones in my sandwich on Tuesday, June 23. Though, I did ask for extra hummus and when I opened it up the pita, I had to look hard and long for it.

Though, I find it be a nice alternative for that neck of the woods.

where to buy glass bottles of coke?

Not only does Taqueria Nacional sell Cokes in glass bottles, but their Coke products are made with cane sugar!

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Taqueria Nacional
400 N Capitol St NW, Washington, DC

Foodie needs help for a small business group dining in DC

beg to disagree about Proof: They do offer set pix fixe menus. You just have to call their special events manager to arrange such a thing. They did one for a friend's birthday and it even had a birthday message printed on it for us.

Anything decent at Lauriol Plaza?

Only good meal to be had there is to order the Sunshine Salad and a pitcher of Margaritas on a really hot sunny day. Oh and make sure to have a friend help with the pitcher.

Catering: Korean and American Food HELP!

Thank you everyone for the help on figuring out what to do! I will make sure to report back with what I'm going with.

Catering: Korean and American Food HELP!

I think you def. have a point about times are tough. Defintely is now on my what to ask a caterer before giving them the monies.

Catering: Korean and American Food HELP!

1.) I think Mandu is good for in a pinch... but what I would serve at my wedding? I don't know.

2.) That's what my thoughts have been so far as well... But, I thought why not ask you chowhounders. Though we are leaning towards number three...

3.) My mom wants to do a pick-up from a grocery store, but I don't know if most caterers would be cool with that. I heart korean korner's cafe as well. My fantasy is to have someone outside making hotteok outside. Maybe I can convince their guy to stand outside? hmmm....

Catering: Korean and American Food HELP!

Ha! I'm half-korean and my fiance is from the dirty south. I contacted Fusions, but no one has gotten back to me. Maybe I will try them again since it sounds like you have a so-far positive experience with them.

Catering: Korean and American Food HELP!

Help!

I need to hire a caterer for a 50+ wedding cocktail reception. My dream is that they would do do Korean foods like mandu, kim bap, kimchi and serve New American hors d'ouerves with a southern touch. So, far I haven't found anybody, but there has to be somebody in the DC-NOVA-MD region that can do this given the extensive Korean community here. Is there anyone? Or do I have to hire two caterers, one to do the American Food and another to do the Korean food? But, am I right in assuming that caterers wouldn't like the idea of serving someone else's food?

help.

Did Posto open this week?

They don't have their menu posted online. May you tell us some of the things that they had on there besides pizza?

Thx!

Pseudo Vegetarian in DC for a week long confernce

I concur with katecm. If you do go to Busboys and Poets, make sure to go to the one on 14th & U. That one tends to be more "fun" from what I here. Also, next door to it is Marvin. It's a good place to hang out and their mussels' aren't too bad.

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Marvin
2007 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Pseudo Vegetarian in DC for a week long confernce

Check out VegDC http://www.vegdc.com/restaurants.php. It's a website that lists all of the Vegetarian restaurants in DC and links to their websites as well.

One of my favorite places to take out of town veggie friendly people to is Soul Veg (Jamaican/Rastafarian Vegetarian) on Georgia Avenue across from Howard University. It's not really metro accessible (about a mile north of Shaw Metro on Green) and it's only open during the day. It might seem a bit much to get to, but it's defintely where you need to go if you want some decent food and experience something outside of stereotypical Capitol Hill culture.

And I have to vouch for Rasika (Indian). It's probably going to top out your pier diem, but man their okra dish is spicy and out of the world. I HATE OKRA, but I LOVE THEIRS. Look at me! I'm shouting at you and you don't even know me. This is one of the few places in DC that does spice right.

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

Soul Vegetarian Cafe and Exodus
2606 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Chinese delivery in the District?

Peking Garden is who I call when I want Sweet & Sour Chicken, Fried Rice, Crab Rangoons with fake crabmeat or General Tso's Chicken. They fry things properly and the everything is sickly sweet. Which is perfect for me when I want to guiltily indulge in some old school Chinese American food like. I just can't say no to fried food and sugar. If you want to order something other than these things, wellll, I would be a little leery when I order.

Chinese delivery in the District?

It all depends on where you live in the District. I live in Shaw, close to Logan Circle and I get delivery from Great Wall Szechuan Restaurant on 14th (for when I want decent, spicy Chinese) and Peking Garden on 18th when I want my guilty Chinese-American favorites.

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Great Wall Szechuan Restaurant
1527 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Al Crostino - Reviews?

Wait? "knock it down to build a new boutique hotel"? Is this for real? If so, what's going to happen to Creme? It's right next door to Al Crostino.

Brunch on U Street?

Vinoteca is now doing a $1 mimosa special. I haven't been there for brunch yet, but am thinking of trying it out now b/c of their special.

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Vinoteca
1940 11th street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Fun, laidback bar near Ben's Chili Bowl?

They said that they didn't want to fight for bar space and Bar Pilar or St. Ex aren't good places to go to on a Friday night. Now M-W, those are great places to go to with ample space.

Fun, laidback bar near Ben's Chili Bowl?

How about Solly's on 11th and U? It's just about two blocks from Ben's. I also recommend checking out The Saloon on U St. I've heard good things about that place, but never went.

My DC experience

Hey you visited places right around where I work. I'm happy to hear you had an enjoyable DC visit. Now onto your review:

- The divey liquor store/deli is a unwell kept secret here. It's named Kogood.
- Even the hamburgers at the DC location of Billy Goat's aren't that great either. If you are staying in the area again and want a "cheap" quick breakfast, I suggest hitting up Cafe Phillips next to Irish Times.

Spicy Beef Noodle Soup

Hello Hounds, I need some help in finding a place that serves some really good Taiwanese style spicy beef noodle soup. I know that there might be some places in Rockville, but do any of the DC Chinese restaurants do an okay enough job? I define okay as I go to Mandu in dc when I need a quick Korean fix, but travel to Annandale or Wheaton when I really want to do it up. If there are no places in DC, than is A&J or Joe's Noodle House the place I need to go for spicy beef noodle soup?

Thanks!

Where to buy a good chicken pot pie?

On Wednesdays, Taqueria Nacionale over by Johnny's Half Shell (by Union Station) has a Chicken Pot Pie special. Man it's one tasty pot pie and it's reasonably priced at 4.00, makes you want to buy two. They are small enough to where you might want to buy 2...

Vegetarian Restaurants

I dig on the vegan blt that Asylum serves up. Mmmm. goodness. But be warned it can take a while to get the food.