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Apr 26, 2007 08:20 AM

Current Favorite Dish/Item for Less Than $10

I just saw this topic listed on the Manhatten thread and thought it was a great idea. The food item has to be less than $10 but can be from a restaurant/stand/cart etc...doesn't matter.

My top 3:

*Turkey, Bacon, Swiss, Russian Dressing, Lettuce and Onions Sandwich on Pumpernickle bread at So's Your Mom (Adam's Morgan) -About $5

* Tempura Sakana Roll at Sakana (Dupont)- About $3-4

*Cold Sesame Noodles at Mr. Chen's (Woodley Park)- $3.95

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  1. Chocolate Waffle at any of the GAR group restos, about $6

    Any breakfast item at Smith & Clarkson Deli at the Port Royal Shopping Center off Braddock Road in Annandale

    1. Pho from either Pho Dat Thanh in Columbia or Pho Nam in Catonsville
      Any soup from Atwaters in Belvedere Square
      Gyro from Never on Sunday in Mt. Vernon - Baltimore

      1. TOP THREE:

        *Half a Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken with chicken fried rice and fried plantains from Super Pollo in Ballston - about $7

        *Any oyster at Hank's Oyster Bar (well, not any... but many) in Dupont - $2

        *Risotto Fritter with Romesco Sauce from EatBar in Clarendon - $2.50

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        1. re: food.fiend

          Yes! I forgot about that Peruvian Chicken joint out in Wheaton...that is certainly less then $10 and you get delicious steak fries and slaw with it. Forget the name but its the really well-known one.....probably the best chicken EVER!

        2. The Turkey and Brie panini at Le Bon Cafe. The only place near work for good food. It's yummy.

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          1. re: Jeserf

            Ooooo sounds good...where's that located? Is that the one up on Capitol Hill on the House side?

            1. re: Elyssa

              I believe it's House Side. Second and Independence I think, down the side of the James Madison Library of Congress building. I've been meaning to go for weeks...

              1. re: BritInDC

                Yes! I use to go there when I interned near there...but haven't been in a couple years. Cute little French lunch place though.

              2. re: Elyssa

                yep - House side, where Brit said.
                it's great - you can eat for under $10, and if you want to, sit outside. Even Members go there for lunch.
                my favorite is the turkey and brie panini, but they have very yummy soups, too.

                1. re: Jeserf

                  Ok, I finally went for lunch today, Jeserf. I had the veg and chevre panini, which really was very good. I was very disappointed that they were out of the cold cucumber soup, but I do intend to go back. Thanks for the recommendation.

                  1. re: BritInDC

                    I've had the cucumber soup - it's very cucumbery.

            2. Kobeeda at Reston Kabob- about 8 bucks and way more than you can eat.