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WestIndianArchie Jan 6, 2009 08:43 AM

I heard the Brookings Institute on Massachusetts has a good cafeteria open to the public?

Is this true? Any other hidden food options in DC?

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  1. monkeyrotica RE: WestIndianArchie Jan 6, 2009 09:00 AM

    The NGA underground cafe is alright, as cafeterias go. The one they had in the East Wing was pure hell, though. Saints Paradise also serves some good hot soul food.

    The National Geographic cafeteria was good, but I haven't been in years.

    And the hand carved roast at Atrium Cafe is one of the few decent food places in Southwest.

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      Elyssa RE: WestIndianArchie Jan 6, 2009 09:02 AM

      The NEA Cafeteria is really good! Not sure how open to the public it is but I've had lunch meetings there a number of times and have always been satisfied with my meals.

      Also Cups up on the Hill (Senate side) has some good sandwiches (and coffee, especially the mochas). I got an excellent mozzarella, tomato, basil pesto panini on ciabatta. Delicious and cheap! Years ago as an intern I was addicted to the mac and cheese in the Dirksen cafeteria. It can be quite oily but its a guilty pleasure. Everything there is SO cheap!

      1. littlew1ng RE: WestIndianArchie Jan 6, 2009 02:02 PM

        NRA in virginia has the best caesar salad. no joke. and it's cheap

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          katecm RE: WestIndianArchie Jan 6, 2009 02:08 PM

          The seminary on Massachusetts, just past AU. They have an all-you-can eat lunch for 7 bucks or so. I used to work up there and my coworkers would go and gorge themselves on homemade southern-style banana pudding.

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            Sam Fujisaka RE: katecm Jan 8, 2009 04:28 AM

            "Seminary"? "AU"? Please.

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              lcool RE: Sam Fujisaka Jan 8, 2009 05:02 AM

              http://www.wesleyseminary.edu 4500 Massachusets Ave NW....between American University and the old Garfinkles site (Mass & 49) ? across from the Washington College of Law ALL WEST of the National Cathedral

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                katecm RE: lcool Jan 8, 2009 07:14 AM

                Exactly. Thanks for finding the Web site!

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                  Sam Fujisaka RE: lcool Jan 8, 2009 09:15 AM

                  Thank you.

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              brianV RE: WestIndianArchie Jan 7, 2009 12:04 PM

              World Bank. You need to be taken by an employee I think (that was how I got in). But they have a cafeteria with food stations from different cuisines (latin american, south asian, etc). Very very good.

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                Sam Fujisaka RE: brianV Jan 8, 2009 04:29 AM

                Yes, really good but you need to get an ID to enter the building.

              2. DanielK RE: WestIndianArchie Jan 7, 2009 12:26 PM

                The cafe in the adjunct Red Cross building on the south side of E St., between 17th and 18th.

                The deli stuff is fine, but the couple that runs the place is Greek, and the daily Mediterranean specials are OUTSTANDING.

                1. Gonzocook RE: WestIndianArchie Jan 8, 2009 04:12 AM

                  Swedish meatballs at Ikea.

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