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Feb 11, 2009 05:36 PM

You Haven't tasted D.C. Until...?

So...the chowpup, me, the husband, and the parental units are heading down to D.C. to sate the pups recent obsession with the Founding Fathers ( AND the Hope Diamond) and we'll be leaving on Friday. Plan to have a dinner in Baltimore at Obrycki's and then will have all of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday morning to explore the museums and monuments. We've been before and have had some stellar meals at the top places, but this time since we are a bigger crowd and with our 5 year old, we'd like more casual, but still excellent, local faves. We like it all and out of the way ,off the beaten path places do not deter us.

What shouldn't we miss?

Thanks in Advance,
lisa antinore

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  1. Just realized Obrycki's won't re-open until March 10th . Any good Baltimore reccs for crabcakes?

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    1. re: ZenFoodist

      Jerry's Crab Bomb is the best I have had.........I don't know how to get there...but I am sure you can google it..

    2. You have had....

      Oysters at the Old Ebbitt Grill
      A Steak at Ray's the Steaks
      Foie gras and rillettes at Central
      A Ruben at Deli City
      A Half Smoke from Ben's Chili Bowl
      And a 4 star dinner at Cityzen

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      1. re: themeatguy

        Second the reuben at Deli City.

        I'd add....

        -the four-piece fish sandwich at Horace & Dickies

        -five wings, frenchfries, and mambo sauce at almost ANY chinese carryout downtown.

        1. re: monkeyrotica

          TOTTALLLLLY agreed on Horace & Dickies!

          1. re: monkeyrotica

            Deli City is sadly closed on weekends.

        2. The problem with Horace and Dickies, well recommended, is that it is only a carry out, and in inclement weather, not a great destination. You might want to check out fish tacos at Surfside, upper Georgetown, grilled pork at Minh's vietnamese on Wilson Blvd in Arlington, or mussels and beer at Granville Moore's on H St NE. Also, remember that Sat is Valentine's day, with some places changing their menus or being booked.

            1. A DC must is the Market Lunch in the Eastern Market. Go for breakfast before 11 am on Saturday for blueberry buckwheat pancakes. They also have some of the best eggs benedict ever. The market is temporarily in a big tent across the street since the Eastern Market burned down. The Market Lunch is just the same though. A DC staple!