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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2009/01/12 14:10:41 (permalink)
I've haven't been to the site in a few days, so I'm a bit of a johnny come lately, but  Great pics Nancy! Looks like you had some good eats.

The best part of living and working on the hill is Eastern Market. Glad you went. Maybe next time you come to DC, they'll be done with the original building.

WJ: The building, except for the facade, had to be entirely rebuilt. The fire gutted and destroyed the whole thing. Hence, it's taking a long time to rebuild. Remember, this is DC afterall.

I'm looking forward to the re-opening, but the current temp building is a heck of a lot cleaner than the old market pre-fire. But, a bit short on charm.

I go there every Sat morning for b'fast and vegetables.

Nancy, you've got a lot more visits to polish off my list! ;o)
But, since you went to Woodley Park AND Cap Hill, you've hit two of the three neighborhoods I've lived in. Woodley Park was my last neighborhood before moving to eastern Hill. Before that I live in glover Park - sometimes mislabelled as: upper Georgetown.

Lebanese Taverna was a Woodley Park favorite, but next door to that is a wonderful sushi place called Saki's. Of course, they have a wonderful selection of Saki, but the fresh, and artistically prepared sushi made me a believer in sushi.

thanks again for sharing your trip pics and descriptions!

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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2009/01/12 15:56:57 (permalink)
Nancy

Great report, I haven't been to DC in some time, my Aunt & Uncle used to live in Arlington, but have since moved to central VA, so no trips to DC.

Looks like I need to make a trip back, you hit some great places.
 
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My first taste of sushi was in DC, I wish I could remember the name of the place, it was not far from the air and space museum.  They had a nearly blind bartender who would put his finger into the glass and fill the drink to his finger. (hey the alcohol killed the germs)
 
My uncle would eat there alot.
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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2009/01/12 16:59:42 (permalink)
So Score, when was I in Woodley Park and when was I in Capitol Hill?  I remember Georgetown pretty vividly and I heard the story about how they voted so the Metro wouldn't go there and all that--we took the Circulator!  I love that name!--and I know when I'm in Crystal City.  So the Eastern is Capitol Hill?  Then was I in Woodley Park for the Taverna or for Poets & Busboys?

Also, I may have heard tell that apparently the Library of Congress has the World's Greatest Archive of Porn.  Is this true or an urban legend?
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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2009/01/12 17:37:42 (permalink)
ok. When you were at Eastern Market, you were on Capital Hill.
eastern Hill, is even further east than where you were. Near RFK is East Cap Hill. But it's all Cap Hill, from the Capital to RFK Stadium.
Metro Stops on Cap Hill include Capital South, Eastern Market, Potomac Ave, Stadium/Armory on Orange Line, and Union Station on Red Line.

Eastern Market is between my house and my work (Madison Building of Library of Congress)

Woodley Park is the Zoo and Lebanese Taverna.

Glover Park, is north of Georgetown going up Wisconsin Avenue.

My job moved temporarily to Crystal City from 7-2006-10/2007. It was an ok place. (Restautrant Row on 23rd Steet is a cool place), but I hated the commute. Something about living in the city and commuting to VA sat wrong with me.

Anyway, I'm glad you had a good time. Hope you come back soon!

The beauty of visiting DC is that getting here is the big cost - the museums, are free.

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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2009/01/12 18:16:38 (permalink)
Last time I was there the Cherry Trees were in bloom.  It was 1999
and the whole area was snow white ---- cherry blossoms were every where.  I must have taken 50 pictures of couples who asked me to snap them, or who I volunteered to ------ most of them were Japanese who probably came to the US to check out their gift to us.  Ah so !!!!

The Clintons did not come out and visit with us so they are on my list !





 

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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2009/05/11 10:36:22 (permalink)
Nancypalooza

I had some great advice from Scorereader (thanks man!)—I asked him for one place and he gave me about fifteen. So between his recommendations and my friends’ we settled on Busboys and Poets on 14th Street. The sign:  

 

 
 
Went here for Mother's Day brunch yesterday and we couldn't have chosen a better place. Nancypalooza's great write-up and photos commencing this thread captured my sentiments exactly and a local DC paper hailing Busboys and Poets as having "a mellow and inviting vibe that accommodates families with small children, beer-swilling bohemians and couples on a cozy first date — all on the same weekend evening" proved equally true.
 
Our five-person selections of the Mediterranean burger (onions, parsley, ground beef with goat cheese on a whole wheat pita), turkey burgers (with chipotle mayo) and "Spinach & Wheat Berry" salad (baby spinach, candied walnuts, sun dried cranberries, etc.) topped with grilled shrimp were each top-notch.
 
Very inviting. Great food. Brunch 'til 3:00 pm. And with Ben's literally around the corner if any of your RoadFooders needed a pre-meal "primer." What's not to like?
 
 

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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2009/05/11 10:44:49 (permalink)
I missed this report in January. Glad to see it popped up.
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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2010/11/04 10:53:32 (permalink)
I am heading to the DC Area this weekend.  I enjoyed Nancy's report so I thought I would dig it up in my quest for info.
 
Staying on king Street, where are the must eats?(let me cut the Five Guys smart a$$es off right here) Any good Italian within walking distance? 
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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2010/11/04 11:08:33 (permalink)
joerogo

I am heading to the DC Area this weekend.  I enjoyed Nancy's report so I thought I would dig it up in my quest for info.

Staying on king Street, where are the must eats?(let me cut the Five Guys smart a$$es off right here) Any good Italian within walking distance? 


Joe,
 
Not sure where King Street is, but if you take the Metro - there's a really good Ethiopian Restaurant right across the street from Ben's Chili Bowl called Dukem. I went there 2 years ago-
http://www.dukemrestaurant.com/
 
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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2010/11/04 11:09:21 (permalink)
 
Um, there is no King Street in D.C.
 
I believe there's a King Place in the city's Foxhall section
but no King Street. Might you be referring to King Street in
Alexandria, VIRGINIA -- and directly across the
Potomac River from D.C.
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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2010/11/04 11:10:48 (permalink)
Are you going to be in Old Town Alexandria, VA? 
 
My husband and I lived in Old Town for nearly 20 years, and this was our favorite Italian place: Geranio's.
Excellent fish, and very good fried calamari. 
 
http://www.geranio.net/information.htm
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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2010/11/04 11:25:51 (permalink)
BTW and if it was King Street in Alexandria, Virginia where
you were looking and for Italian dining, look no further than:
 
 
 
It's located just north of Old Town Alexandria'a King Street location (but before the Washington Sailing Marina) and, at least in the past, has featured beer popsicles for dessert (in addition to great contemporary and Italian-influenced fare) -- seriously, what's not to like?
 
However ON King Street -- and where I, not long ago, enjoyed a great fish & chips meal with The Travelin Man -- is the venerable (as well as VERY small and VERY informal):
 
 
 
Very, very good.
 
 
(P.S. Look for the modern day speakeasy PX right next to Eamonn's and identifiable by the blue light. Seriously.)
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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2010/11/04 12:27:58 (permalink)
wanderingjew, Thanks for the info.  Never had Ethiopian, but willing to try anything.
 
rumaki, I don't really know my way around this area, but we are staying at the Hilton on King Street.  Thanks for the info on Geranio's.
 
i95, If you check my post you will see I mentioned the DC "AREA". 
 
Rustico looks good, especially the pizza and toppings.  Lots of beer, no mention of wine though.  Thanks!  
 
Boy, too bad I missed the meet-up at Eamonn's.  I know we would have had a swell time
 
 
 
 
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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2010/11/04 12:55:17 (permalink)
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i95, If you check my post you will see I mentioned the DC "AREA". 

 
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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2010/11/04 13:08:06 (permalink)
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i95, If you check my post you will see I mentioned the DC "AREA". 

Merry Christmas.

 
Thanks Buddy!
 
You up for breakfast on Saturday...

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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2010/11/04 13:28:52 (permalink)
Sure. Meet me here.
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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2010/11/04 18:11:08 (permalink)
i95

Sure. Meet me here.

I don't get it?
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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2010/11/16 14:48:02 (permalink)
Joe - sorry I missed this thread. How could that be?
Hope you had a good trip.  I would've had suggestions for King Street/Old Yown Alexandria.
 
be sure to let us know where you ended up eating.
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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2010/11/16 15:08:45 (permalink)
Scorereader, Thanks buddy, I'll be back.
 
My daughter just moved from Old Town to Arlington.  This was my first trip to see her new place, my wife has been there several times.  So, when my wife told me to book the Hilton on King Street, I did what I was told.  Just like every good husband would.
 
When we got there and I found out we were eight miles from my daughter, I asked why she wanted to stay here?  She said the breakfast was good at this hotel.  So, I should have been asking for help in Arlington, not Old Town.  Just don't tell i95
 
We had a good dinner at Sette Bello in Arlington.  Decent enough trendy, Italian food  And a great lunch at Ray's Hell Burger.  Both were easy walking from my daughters new digs.
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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2010/11/29 16:39:27 (permalink)
would you believe they've closed Sette Bello?
 
But Sette Osteria is still open in Dupont circle. Maybe I should give this place a try before it also "takes a little break to look for a more intimate location."
 
 
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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2010/11/29 19:17:35 (permalink)
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would you believe they've closed Sette Bello?  

 
Wow!  It had to be the overhead crushing them.  The place is huge and it was packed.  You never know
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Re:Weekend in the District of Columbia 2010/11/29 19:39:19 (permalink)
 
 
 
 
In news of another restaurant closing also in Arlington, see here
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