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Jan 29, 2007 08:44 PM

Eating with hands

Are there any good restaurants, besides Marrakesh, in the DC area where you can eat with your hands? Or some other unique dining experience?

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  1. Pretty much any ethiopian place would fit the bill--Duken, Etete, etc. I think that Etete is very good.

    2 Amys has (in my opinion) the best pizza in DC and you can eat that with your hands (though, obviously, it's not that unique).

    1. You can go to minibar and eat with your hands for some items on the menu and then reuse silverware for the rest of your items on the menu.

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        1. In terms of your reccomendation I'd also add in the MixTec tostadas for Mexican.

          What the heck, in here I'll throw some additional ones- how about Ben's for the half smoke? Not really good for anything besides that.

          Also Naan and Beyond for good fast Indian designed to be eaten with hands.

        2. We're probably straying from the intent of the topic (why not mention hamburgers? sandwiches! fried chicken! the great bacon debate!), but I'll add Korean barbecue, in which you wrap the meat in a lettuce leaf. Han Sung Oak in Annandale would be my favorite in that category.

          1. Can't beat a crab feast. There's another current thread that rehashes the debate about local crabs vs imports. Certainly if you live here you wait till the non R months and head for the bay.

            Find a taco truck, order, move a few feet away after getting your tacos and eat standing up (or sitting on a curb).

            Chili dogs at Vienna Inn.

            Late night chicken and waffles at Oohs and Aahs.

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            1. re: Dennis S

              As far as the crab feast, what's the place over by the 50 bridge at Ft. Meyer- it's a real dive of a bar, but I know their crab is super cheap when in season.

              1. re: jpschust

                You're referring to the Quarterdeck...the crabs are not particularly cheap but they are at least fairly priced by restaurant standards, and more importantly they do them right.

                1. re: Lowbar

                  That's it! I remember them being cheap based on quantity, but it's been about a year :)