Category Archives: DC

The Red Hen

The Red Hen, web site, 1822 1st Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-525-3021, closed for lunch. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Washingtonian | City Paper | Don Rockwell | Yelp] Excellent food, sometimes called … Continue reading

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Panda Gourmet

Panda Gourmet, Langdon Days Inn, Facebook, web site, 2700 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC, just east of Bladensburg Road, NE, 202-636-3588 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Don Rockwell | Yelp] It is in a dump of … Continue reading

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Mio

Mio, web site, 1110 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 202-955-0075 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | dishtip | Washingtonian | City Paper | Don Rockwell | Yelp] Let’s start with the good news. This … Continue reading

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Mama Chuy

Mama Chuy, web site, 2620 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 202-667-6262 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | dishtip | Washingtonian | Don Rockwell | Yelp] This place is really good. Mom and pop. The chef is … Continue reading

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Rasika West End (Rasika II)

Rasika West End (Rasika II), web site, 1177 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-466-2500 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | dishtip (Rasika) | Washingtonian | Yelp | Gayot] Now better than Rasika proper, the … Continue reading

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“Getting a good meal in D.C. requires some ruthless economics”

This piece is by me, in The Washington Post. Here is one bit: The key is to hit these restaurants in the “sweet spot” of their cycle of rise and fall. At any point in time Washington probably has five … Continue reading

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Keren Restaurant

Keren Restaurant, 1780 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC (near 18th and U Streets NW), 202-265-5764 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | AllMenus | City Paper | Yelp] This place is exactly what more ethnic restaurants in … Continue reading

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Little Serow

Little Serow, web site, 1511 17th Street NW, Washington DC (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Washingtonian | City Paper | Don Rockwell | Yelp] Imagine northeastern Thai street food, Issan style, combined with the quality … Continue reading

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Ethiopic

Ethiopic, web site, 401 H Street NE, Washington, DC, 202-675-2066 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | dishtip | Washingtonian | City Paper | Don Rockwell | Yelp] photo credit: treesftf It’s funny how H Street NE … Continue reading

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America Eats!, by Jose Andres

America Eats!, by Jose Andres, web site, 405 8th Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-393-0812, where Café Atlantico used to be, note the place will be closing sometime within a year as it was intended as a temporary experiment. (Metro Trip … Continue reading

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