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geotect Sep 17, 2008 09:09 AM

I did an internship in DC in the 90's. When I go back now I find that while my tastes have moved on the restaurants there haven't. Maybe it's just a function of where I go-- anyway I need some help here. Where are the chefs who make exciting plates with fresh local food in season. I don't mean the ones that feature one or two items but the true devotees of non-industruial cuisine. Thanks.

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    Elyssa RE: geotect Sep 17, 2008 09:54 AM

    There is a lot of this going on in DC right now.

    Check out: Equinox, Palena (either the cafe or the more expensive back room), Restaurant Eve,and Cashion's Eat Place.

    1. monavano RE: geotect Sep 18, 2008 05:09 AM

      Food Matters in Cameron Station on Duke St., Alexandria.
      Vermillion in Old Town and Evening Star Cafe in Del Ray. Both excellent chefs cooking with local farmers' ingredients
      www.houndstoothgourmet.com

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        sweth RE: geotect Sep 18, 2008 02:18 PM

        There's also Blue Duck Tavern in DC.

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