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Sep 24, 2007 02:13 PM

Fresh Jalapeno Poppers -- who has the best in DC/NOVA?

Craving the real deal, with different cheese fillings, if possible. Where to go?

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  1. I cannot be the only person in the area who loves stuffed jalapenos!

    1. I suspect that a lot of restaurants in our area use stock from the freezer. If no one can satisfy your craving for cheese-stuffed jalapenos, you might try the Indian variant.

      Shineys in Annandale is an Indian/Pakistani carry-out with some seating that does a fairly amazing breaded fried pepper. It is cheeseless, and not a jalapeno, but delicious.

      1. We just make our own... :) We adore jalapeƱo poppers... Mr. Henry's on Capitol Hill is great for them...but I don't know of ANY establishment that makes them fresh. Let me know if you find one. :)

        1. I don't know about "fresh" -- but we love them at Hard Times Cafe.

          1. I don't really like them (in general), but they have fresh poppers at Madam's Organ in Adams Morgan. Actually, I like a lot of their food there and the location can't be beat.

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            1. re: winger1930

              Jalapeno poppers used to be the only edible thing at Madam's. now they serve up surprisingly good soul food, big plates at a reasonable price. Sorry I don't have particular recs but a group of us had one dinner there, several different entrees were ordered and it was all good.
              and Redheads still can get 1/2 price draft Rolling Rocks, all day, every day. I know, draft RR is one small step up from water, but you still gotta love the idea

              1. re: Jamie D

                I was there last night, and I will say their guac was good, creamy with little filler. I had the BBQ chicken which was pretty good - moist and not overcooked. I've always liked their collard greens and fried okra. Their fried chicken was ok, not amazing, but still well done. Ribs were also ok...tender but not fall off the bone and the sauce is good - not too sweet. Oh, and their fried fish was suprisingly good.

                For what it is, I think you nailed it. "Surprisingly good soul food." You wouldn't expect it there, and the food is NOT the draw, but I would say if you make a night of it, you can both EAT and be entertained there.