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Non-tourist eats

Headed to DC this weekend with hubby for his first visit in a long time. This means we will be taking in the sights on and around the mall. Staying on F St. NW. Looking for suggestions (that are not tourist traps) for quick lunches while touring and nice dinners in the evening. Considering Old Town Alexandria & Georgetown for dinner.

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  1. Grab a sandwich (to go) at Cowgirl Creamery cheese store, 919 F St NW. Mmmmmm.

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    Cowgirl Creamery East
    919 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

    1. Cowgirl Creamery Sandwiches are wonderful. Also, a good spot for lunch near the National Gallery is Teasim. Don't miss their salty oat cookies - both the regular and the chocolate versions are phenomenal.

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      Teaism Penn Quarter
      400 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

      1. Try the White House (couldn't resist).

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        1. If you're on F St., then Penn Quarter has plenty of great options ... in general, a better dining scene than Georgetown, especially if you're trying to avoid the touristy.

          I'll third the Cowgirl Creamery sandwiches. One of my favorite quick lunches downtown.

          1. In Old Town for a nice dinner you could check out Vermillion, The Majestic or Restaurant Eve.

            Sorry I am not sure where to eat in Georgetown, I like Farenheit in the Ritz, the lounge at Citronelle and Citronelle of course.