When you leave DC, what restaurants do you miss?
Might be doing some traveling in a bit, and I'm wondering what i'm going to miss about DC.
Not to be cliche, but the Chili Half Smokes @ Ben's
Ray's, Arlington or Silver Spring.
Whenver I travel, for business or vacation, someone always wants to hit a steakhouse (after all, we're either on vacation or expense account!) And I always walk out thinking I've been cheated after paying more but getting less (in quality) than Ray's.
I luckily haven't been away long enough to truly miss things here (like I do in Boston...I miss lobster rolls, chowda, and a decent bagel) but something tells me if I did move away or travel for awhile I would miss crab cake sandwiches (particularly from CF Folks), everything on the menu at Bistro D'Oc, the Palena burger (or even a 5 Guys), and the Sakana Sushi Roll from Sakana.
Ray's the Classics
The patio at Les Halles -- people don't dine or drink al fresco where I live now, so I really miss it on beautiful days!