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DC Restaurant Featuring Local, Seasonal Ingredients?

Food Rockz Man Jun 12, 2008 07:57 AM

Anyone have a recommendation for a moderately-priced DC restaurant that features local, seasonal ingredients. I've been to some of the more expensive restaurants with this approach to food (e.g., Equinox), but I'm looking for something less expensive . . . something like St. Ex. Thanks, in advance, for any recommendations.

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    Jeserf RE: Food Rockz Man Jun 12, 2008 08:08 AM


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      Food Rockz Man RE: Jeserf Jun 12, 2008 09:09 AM

      Thanks, Jeserf. Sounds perfect . . . and I've never been there . . . so I just made a reservation.

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      Elyssa RE: Food Rockz Man Jun 12, 2008 09:11 AM

      Cashion's use to do this very well...but I haven't been in over a year.

      Palena (you can sit in the cafe and order off of either menu. When I was there last I had their Spring Broth which was incredible....and the cheeseburger :) )
      Butterfield 9

      And I hear that the new Darlington House is doing seasonal cuisine but I haven't been yet so I have no idea.

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        Jeserf RE: Elyssa Jun 12, 2008 09:41 AM

        If you're into seafood/fish, hook would be a great option.

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          ktmoomau RE: Jeserf Jun 12, 2008 10:10 AM

          Or Tackle box for the extremely casual, but local and sustainable.

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            mselectra RE: ktmoomau Jul 16, 2008 12:55 PM

            Hook may serve sustainable seafood, but that doesn't mean local; they get it from all over the world.

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              ktmoomau RE: mselectra Jul 16, 2008 06:28 PM

              They get their produce from local Mennonite farmers in the area. The fish is what is sustainable and comes from all over.

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          botnot RE: Elyssa Jul 16, 2008 08:10 AM

          Hey Elyssa,

          Butterfield 9 is sadly, no longer in business. http://www.washingtonian.com/blogarti...

        3. BigEats RE: Food Rockz Man Jun 13, 2008 08:54 AM

          Please don't laugh at me, but Tom Meyer of Clyde's prides himself in making sure that fresh seasonal ingredients are always on the Clyde's menus. And at every Clyde's, you can ask for off-the-menu creations of whatever is fresh and seasonal. Tom actually explained that to me once upon a time....

          1. littlew1ng RE: Food Rockz Man Jul 16, 2008 08:00 AM

            if i'm not mistaken, Sonoma also does this. the food is quite good, moderately priced and the wine is good.

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              carteduvin RE: littlew1ng Jul 16, 2008 10:29 PM

              Yes, agree with Sonoma and that reminds me of a great dinner I had this week at Mendocino in Georgetown where they had a wonderful chilled asparagus soup.

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