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Restaurant for Bacherlorette Party Near Town DC

The U st area has tons of choices, Ghibellina, Barcelona, Kapnos, Doi Moi, Ulah...

about 3 hours ago
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Four Sisters Grill (Clarendon)

Hubby and I had a really nice meal there the other night. I had a beef bahn mi, he had pork noodles and we had garden rolls and spring rolls, I thought it was big portions, I took half my sandwich home. I thought the flavor was excellent and it was nice to have right in Clarendon. We commented that there were lots of people we didn't see as the type who would go to the Eden Center who seemed to be enjoying the place.

about 3 hours ago
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Hidden Gems in Reston or Clarendon?

Nothing in Clarendon is hidden anymore. You could go to Ray's the Steaks and probably get in, but it's in Courthouse. I like some of the dishes at Nam Viet quite a lot and you could get in there. Also Water and Wall is really close and VERY good and I am sure you could get it without a reservation, but it is technically in Virginia Square. Me Jana might be another option, it's in Courthouse too.

Jul 07, 2014
ktmoomau in Washington DC & Baltimore

Best stores to buy produce in the DC area

I get my produce from Wegman's in Fairfax because they tend to have the best selection of "normal" and some non-normal produce and I find it of better quality than most other grocery stores. But if you go on really busy days it can be picked over, we tend to go on weekdays if possible. But the Asian markets are great at having a greater variety and low prices.

Jul 07, 2014
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Weekend DC Trip! Foodie advice?

Red Apron in Penn Quarter might be a good option not too far from the monuments and mall.

Jun 23, 2014
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Food Truck Catering

I contacted a bunch of trucks for a charity event. I used FoodTruckFiesta to get their email addresses. Some where better than others at responding.

Jun 23, 2014
ktmoomau in Washington DC & Baltimore

Crabs plus World Cup near Annapolis

Don't know where you ended up, Mike's probably would be more likely to have better viewing of the game.

Jun 23, 2014
ktmoomau in Washington DC & Baltimore

Weekend DC Trip! Foodie advice?

If you are near the Capitol you can walk towards the Eastern Market metro and there are lots of options. The Tune Inn is quite a DC place. But there are lots of other good choices. Monmartre is a very local place.

If you are near Arlington Cemetery go to Ray's to the Third. In Old Town I like Eammon's for cheap, reasonable priced or Pita House or Caphe Bahn Mi.

Not a lot by the monuments on weekends. 14th St is the happening place where a lot of locals eat, but it's not really so cheap. The reasonable and cheap eats tend to be a bit further out.

Jun 23, 2014
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Teenagers and where did you "dine?"

I didn't grow up in DC, BUT we used to go to the Custard Stand in Oakland, MD (now gone), Pizza Hut with my Dad (especially when you got the small pizzas for reading so many books I would get those all the time) he loved pizza and Silver Tree since it was owned by family we could go a good bit and the Oak Marr which used to have homemade rolls and pies and other great stuff. We still frequent Sirriani's in West Virginia which still makes great pizza a short drive from Oakland and the place we went once we got our licenses.

Jun 23, 2014
ktmoomau in Washington DC & Baltimore

Texas Hound coming to town for 3-4 days. Correct my itinerary . . .

I have had really good version of both their chicken parm and meatball.

Jun 10, 2014
ktmoomau in Washington DC & Baltimore

Good vegetarian options in Arlington, Falls Church and McLean?

What about Mussel Bar in Arlington? I think they have a few options for everyone. Willow might be another option to look into, they try to be fairly accommodating in food preferences. You might also look at the menu for Tallula or Screwtop Wine Bar to see if they have any current interesting vegetarian options.

Jun 09, 2014
ktmoomau in Washington DC & Baltimore

Texas Hound coming to town for 3-4 days. Correct my itinerary . . .

I am not sure about a seafood buffet in DC. I haven't been to Geranio. A couple other thoughts: Bastille, Vermillion or Brabo. Or in Arlington- Eventide. Quarterdeck is also a good idea.

Lunch on Wednesday- which location of Ben's were you going to? If the one in Arlington, you could instead go across the street and go to Ray's for a cheesesteak or a hellburger. If the U St location then you could get a G sandwich by Mike Isabella, it might not be can't miss, but it should be good and fairly iconic as he is one of DC's celebrity chefs.

CityZen is still worth it.

What about some Korean BBQ for lunch in Annandale?

In Baltimore you could maybe get your seafood fix here instead? Bertha's for mussels, I think there is a Philips there, don't know if they still have the buffet one. Or you could go to the market and get all sorts of stuff. Lots of other options for seafood in Baltimore.

Jun 09, 2014
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Recs for fall trip to Alexandria

I like all your recs up there so far, for lunch I like Caphe Bahn Mi and that is super affordable. Momo Sushi is a frequent lunch for me it's a little more pricey than Caphe Bahn Mi, but a good deal for sushi lunch. I also like the Pita House it might be a good lunch option.

Jun 09, 2014
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Arlington local institution

I know! I l think they are good too! I can't resist getting one, then end up over ordering because well it's about a meal in itself.

May 22, 2014
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Arlington local institution

Lots of places already mentioned, but The Italian Store has been around forever and has great subs and pizza. They have a few outdoor tables, but it is mainly take out. But worth a visit.

El Pollo Rico and Carribean Grill have been around a long time and are worth a stop too. Cassatt's Cafe has been around a long time too, although I haven't been in a while. I really like Lebanese Taverna Market which has been around a long time too, but these aren't pizza, burger type of places.

Lost Dog Cafe has been around for a while and has pizza, we go there from time to time and it's a fun stop.

May 15, 2014
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Carluccios "European restaurant-market concept" coming to Alexandria

With the rent for that building and the fate of the independent restaurants that have inhibited it, this will be interesting. I work right near there, but am not particularly excited about it, but I will probably try it out at some point.

May 15, 2014
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Cerrito's Pupuseria, Rte 50, Chantilly (South Riding)

Thanks for the report, I drove by this place and had been wondering about it!

May 15, 2014
ktmoomau in Washington DC & Baltimore

Lunch and happy hour near National Building Museum

For Alexandria Restaurant Eve with advanced warning of your needs should be an excellent choice. I think Vermillion might also meet your needs. Rustico has a good beer program, but don't know about vegetarian or vegan options, I don't know that they do that well.

Mar 03, 2014
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Union Market

I have really enjoyed the Toki pop-up. And TaKorean. But I also like DC Empanadas. I guess I don't think it's that hard to get to and I enjoy seeing what's there and shopping around.

Feb 26, 2014
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Where to get the best fish tacos in DC?

My favorite are the fish tacos at District Taco, but I don't know that they have them every night of the week, I think it's only Friday night. You can get them in corn or flour tortillas.

Feb 21, 2014
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where 2 go 4 brunch in Rosslyn Va?

I would add Green Pig Bistro and Fuego in Clarendon to the list. China Garden may have dim sum, that might be the only thing I know of in that area.

Bayou Bakery is right up the hill in Court House and has brunch too.

Feb 21, 2014
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Willow - an off night? (Feb.2014)

I normally get the salad without the cheese, yes I think it's an odd choice. I mostly eat at the bar and haven't had a flatbread or piece of cake, so don't know. I will say their GF rolls, biscuits and pies are really good? I get them a lot. I have also cheated and had their burger recently which I really enjoyed.

Feb 10, 2014
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Best foie gras dishes in DC area

Green Pig Bistro in Clarendon had a great duck dish with foie, but not sure if it is still on the menu, and just outside DC in Arlington.

Feb 10, 2014
ktmoomau in Washington DC & Baltimore

That Italian restaurant around U Street?

Dino has the steak you are talking about, but isn't in that location.

Feb 10, 2014
ktmoomau in Washington DC & Baltimore

Local source for Benton Bacon or pork belly?

For some reason I thought I saw Benton Bacon in Union Market, but can't remember for sure or which purveyor.

Feb 10, 2014
ktmoomau in Washington DC & Baltimore

Berger Cookies in DC?

I really like them, but taste is personal. A fun DC hostess gift is getting the capitol cast in chocolate from the Chocolate Moose too. Some some in two pieces and you can put something inside.

There are not a lot of iconic DC hostess gifts, maybe Georgetown Cupcakes.

Feb 03, 2014
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Liberty Tavern Lately

And Matt Hill coming from Range, that should be a good fit!

Feb 03, 2014
ktmoomau in Washington DC & Baltimore

Clarendon or Courthouse Rehearsal Dinner

Tallula is normally pretty solid, a friend had their engagement party there and it was done nicely. Willow in Ballston might be worth checking out too.

Feb 03, 2014
ktmoomau in Washington DC & Baltimore

DC recommendations in the K Street Area

To add to the list, Nooshi isn't too far away. My Hubby loves the Rice Bar, which also isn't far away. Dicky's custard used to have a pretty good panini.

Feb 03, 2014
ktmoomau in Washington DC & Baltimore

Berger Cookies in DC?

The Italian Store in Arlington always has them.

Feb 03, 2014
ktmoomau in Washington DC & Baltimore