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Anything that's not to be missed at Mitsitam Cafe in the Native American Museum?

ZenFoodist Feb 11, 2010 12:24 PM

http://americanindian.si.edu/visitor/...

Any favorites?

The whole meu looks fantastic especially the razor clam chowder and almost all of the South American offerings.

It looks so varied and so so reasonable.

I am excited!

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    Elyssa Feb 21, 2010 05:50 AM

    I think the menu changes on a fairly regular basis and it is seasonal at times. I love the cedar plank salmon from the Pacific Northwest. There is also a wild rice salad served cold that is quite good and the tamales are nice.

    In all seriousness I have yet to have a made meal there. My bf and I go every few months for lunch on the weekends because we love the food and variety so much.

    I have yet to try to fry bread but I hear it's pretty authentic. I have pretty high standards for fry bread since at one point in my life I lived with American Indians in Alaska and my adopted Grandmother use to make me fry bread with fresh berries. If it's as good as her's I'm bound to be hooked. :)

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      DCDOLL Feb 20, 2010 11:16 AM

      i usually get the 4 side dish plate...the smoked squash is awesome (Rachael Ray said it was one of the best hings she ever ae...) and ahyting with quinoa is great i also had a blue potate/beet/tomato/herb dish last time that was yummy. The salsa is good too.

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        Foodgeek Feb 16, 2010 08:45 PM

        I've enjoyed the steak they cook open-flame. And the whitefish salad sandwich. Check and see what the sampler (2 entrees, and 3 sides for $25) is composed of. see what fry-breads they have.

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          WestIndianArchie Feb 12, 2010 11:28 AM

          My Fave is the grilled Bison @ NW coast, but my general impression having been 3 times is that you don't get a lot of food for what you pay.

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            MikeR Feb 12, 2010 05:05 AM

            I see they're having a chocolate festival this weekend.

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              Steve Feb 11, 2010 08:06 PM

              Avoid the tacos.

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                charmgirl Feb 11, 2010 07:25 PM

                Definitely get an order of fry bread with berry compote. Side dish or a dessert!

                I went this summer so it looks like the menu has changed quite a bit - but really, everything was wonderful. A great experience!

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