Attention DC-area Foodies...

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2010/10/07 15:39:05 (permalink)

Attention DC-area Foodies...

Look what's coming our way:
 
 
The Washington Business Journal is reporting that the France-based,
famed Paul Bakery will open a location in just three months at 801
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in the District. Vive la France!
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    Greymo
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    Re:Attention DC-area Foodies... 2010/10/07 15:50:03 (permalink)
    Wow!  Chain or not,  I  would go there  just for some  great  croissants!
     

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    Re:Attention DC-area Foodies... 2010/10/07 16:29:26 (permalink)
    I've very much enjoyed their products in London.
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    Re:Attention DC-area Foodies... 2010/10/07 17:34:03 (permalink)
    A warm Ham and cheese Croissant, yes thanks, I'll take 2 dozen.
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    Re:Attention DC-area Foodies... 2010/10/08 10:37:21 (permalink)
    I wonder if Firehook is nervous?
     
    Unfortunately, I rarely get to that side of town since I live and work between RFK and the Capitol.
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    Re:Attention DC-area Foodies... 2010/10/14 07:03:48 (permalink)
    Scorereader,
     
    This is off the original topic, but I ask because you live near the neighborhood. What are your thoughts on Taylor's? It would be nice not to have to drive all the way to Philly for a roast pork withe rabe.
    Thanks,  Doug
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    Re:Attention DC-area Foodies... 2010/10/14 07:51:19 (permalink)
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    Scorereader,

    This is off the original topic, but I ask because you live near the neighborhood. What are your thoughts on Taylor's? It would be nice not to have to drive all the way to Philly for a roast pork withe rabe.
    Thanks,  Doug
    I thought you meant the old Taylor's on New York Ave but they are out of business.  A liitle searching uncovered this:
     
    http://taylorgourmet.com/
     
    Definitely worth a try, and one of the news articles said they bring in bread from Sarcones.   That alone makes it worth the trip.  You could also stop by Mangialardo's for a G-Man to make sure the trip is worthwhile.


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    Re:Attention DC-area Foodies... 2010/10/14 11:07:12 (permalink)
    I haven't been to Taylor's on H St. (Believe it or not, I'm still discovering H St - I tend to stay away from there after an incident - BUT there's a few places I definately need ot try)
     
    I have been to Mangialardo and Sons on Pennsylvania Ave SE. I don't get there enough because they have limited hours (7:30am-3pm) and open only on weekdays. But I have scootered there for some subs, and LOVE THEM. their pizza looks good too.
     
    The other awesome place for subs is the Italian Store in Arlington, VA. Philly style Italian hoagies. worth the trip.
     
    I used to get to Italian Store more often than now when I was the music director of an ensemble in Vienna, VA. But I resigned from that organization last February and took over another ensemble in Rockville, MD.
     
    I'm hoping to start discovering places in Rockville and along Rockville Pike now that I'm out there every week.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Re:Attention DC-area Foodies... 2010/10/14 12:36:25 (permalink)
    Thanks guys.
    It's been 20 years since I've had a G-Man from Mangialardo's, but I loved them when I worked in the area. Probably have eaten 100+. I really should go back some time.
    These days, my trips up there are usually to NOVA. I rarely go  without stopping at the Italian Store. Usually have a plain slice there, and bring home 2 subs. They are the best I've had south of Philly - outstanding!!
    I'll report on Taylor Gourmet when I visit - sometime this fall.
     
     
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    Re:Attention DC-area Foodies... 2010/10/14 13:15:12 (permalink)
    Scorereader

    I haven't been to Taylor's on H St. (Believe it or not, I'm still discovering H St - I tend to stay away from there after an incident - BUT there's a few places I definately need ot try)

    I have been to Mangialardo and Sons on Pennsylvania Ave SE. I don't get there enough because they have limited hours (7:30am-3pm) and open only on weekdays. But I have scootered there for some subs, and LOVE THEM. their pizza looks good too.

    The other awesome place for subs is the Italian Store in Arlington, VA. Philly style Italian hoagies. worth the trip.

    I used to get to Italian Store more often than now when I was the music director of an ensemble in Vienna, VA. But I resigned from that organization last February and took over another ensemble in Rockville, MD.

    I'm hoping to start discovering places in Rockville and along Rockville Pike now that I'm out there every week.












    Try Joe's Noodle House on Rockville Pike and Urban BBQ
    post edited by chewingthefat - 2010/10/14 13:45:03
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    Re:Attention DC-area Foodies... 2011/04/07 12:44:18 (permalink)
     
     
     
    *** UPDATE: ***
     
    Just 25 days to the Washington, D.C. grand opening of the above
    mentioned, France-transplanted Paul bakery. Update here
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    Re:Attention DC-area Foodies... 2011/05/09 10:10:53 (permalink)
     
     
     
    Made it here yesterday albeit after a to-die-for brunch at Arcadiana up 9th Street from Paul's
    inaugural U.S. bakery. Not being exactly hungry, we picked-up two butter croissants to-go and brought them home. (What better way to judge a French patisserie than by its mainstay?) The paper bag was later adorned with butter grease stains from the two $ 2.00 each croissants. Flaky. Buttery. The lightest of crunches on the outside and soft tender wisps of baked goodness on the inside. Very, very good.
     
    I can't wait to return for a more thorough tast-testing and review!
     
    (BTW, in addition to Paul's new DC location being Metro accessible [Navy Memorial / Archives stop -- it is literally next to the Navy Memorial and in the building used in a number of exterior shots for the FOX show "24"] it is also quite accessible to persons visiting the nation's capital as it is just a block away from the National Gallery of Art and less than two blocks from either the Spy Museum or Newseum, FYI.)
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    Re:Attention DC-area Foodies... 2011/06/13 17:57:02 (permalink)
    Wonderful!  This is on our list for the next visit!
     
    This is almost as wonderful as http://www.laduree.fr/fr/scene would be if they came to DC.
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    Re:Attention DC-area Foodies... 2011/06/14 12:34:18 (permalink)
    It looks like all the other Paul Bakeries are in South Florida in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. 
     
    None are convenient for breakfast or lunch for me.
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