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jackcyn Aug 28, 2006 08:38 PM

Recently moved from Pentagon City with an abundance of eateries to Logan Circle, specifically N Street. I am dying over here. I haven't found food of any sort other than the Captial Supermarket, which I am afraid to go to after dark. I know Dupont is fairly close but I'm just looking for good neighborhood eats.

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    BrianD RE: jackcyn Aug 28, 2006 09:05 PM

    Let's see. You've got Logan Tavern on P Street, across the street from the Whole Foods. It's a perfectly good neighborhood restaurant. There's Viridian on 14th St, just north of P. There's Rice on 14th between Q and R, with arguably the best Thai food in DC proper. That's a start.

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      Don Cornelius RE: jackcyn Aug 28, 2006 09:12 PM

      Welcome! I think your neighborhood is officially Shaw, an area that was ravaged by drug trade in the 80s and lost a lot of infrastructure that is slowly being rebuilt.

      You don't need to venture out to Dupont, but you are going to have to walk at least a half a mile to find interesting food. Thai Thanic is on 14th below P Street. Your best bet, if you're looking for authentic Thai cooking, is to go with the specials. Mar de Plata has great seafood and tapas along with some amazing mojitos, but can be on the pricey side. You can keep walking north and find the P Street corridor restaurants across from Whole Foods.

      Shoot straight across N, cross Scott Circle and almost into Dupont, and you'll find the Tabard Inn. Chowhounds criticize it a lot, but the food at brunch is excellent and the ambience terrific.

      CLoser to home is Azi's Cafe on 9th. I've never been, but it looks like a good spot to get coffee or an Italian soda. A stroll down to NY Avenue gets you to Acadiana, one of the top 25 restaurants in the city.

      If you're looking for more ideas on Shaw, check out this link: http://www.shawmainstreets.com/busine...

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        NoVaDog RE: jackcyn Aug 28, 2006 09:20 PM

        What about those couple of Salvadoran places?

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          curious4food RE: jackcyn Aug 28, 2006 11:26 PM

          i would avoid merkado on p str. in front of whole foods. the food is that of bad tex-mex. had better fajitas and nachos at taco bell. other wise, logan tavern is pub-grub w/ expensive prices and long waits. some what rude/arrogant service. i would second thai tanic. heard that stoney's will be occupying in the area.

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            DC in DC RE: jackcyn Aug 30, 2006 03:16 PM

            I recommend avoiding Merkado, which doesn't do either side of the Asian-Latino "fusion" equation well, in my opinion.

            The paella at Mar del Plata is absolutely scrumptious, and the place has a bit of charm if you sit in front and can watch the world go by...

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              curious4food RE: DC in DC Aug 31, 2006 04:29 AM

              merkado is no longer fusion but bad american-mexican.

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              chickenlover RE: jackcyn Aug 30, 2006 03:37 PM

              Sounds like you live on my block. There's really nothing that's right in the neighberhood. (Although, I've been meaning to try El Riconcito on 11th.) Thai Thanic is decent. Viridian can be very good, but in my experience it's kind of uneven. Azi's is a nice coffee shop. We often find ourselves walking up to 9th and U for Ethiopian or down to Gallery Place/Chinatown to eat. And don't be scared of the Capital Supermarket. The meat case is probably more dangerous than the patrons.

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                Rosco1 RE: jackcyn Aug 30, 2006 05:35 PM

                I third the rec for Mar del Plata. Great (and huge) tapas, wonderful entrees and a fantastic (Spanish) wine list. Prices are higher than basic neighborhood eats, but it's a great choice for now and then.

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