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quick trip to dc need breakfast and lunch recs

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Looking for good choice for breakfast will be in either UDC or US AID (1300 Pennsylvania) areas for breakfast and near verizon center for lunch.

Also any recs for a good dc liquor store? looking for good rum selection. Will have car for liquor store travel if necessary

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  1. There is an excellent restaurant at The Hotel Monaco called Poste Brasserie, and they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can find more information here: http://www.monaco-dc.com/mondcm_dinin.... I've eaten here many times, and aside from the delicious food, the decor is beautiful.

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    Poste Brasserie
    555 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

    1. For breakfast if at 13 and Penn I don't think Teaism is too far away. There aren't a ton of breakfast options in the city. For lunch you have tons of options. I like eating at Zaytinya for lunch especially if I can eat outside. Proof is also a good choice.

      For the liquor Ace beverages has just about any beverage you could ever want.

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      Teaism
      2009 R St NW, Washington, DC 20009

      Zaytinya
      701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

      1. Your lunch options are ridiculously great. Way too many to mention. If you are pressed for time, the chicken at Nando's Peri Peri is very good, but you should get dark meat, spicy to get the full effect. Mozambiquan.

        CoCo Sala has an unusual menu of cacao-inspired food. They have a set lunch menu which saves you a couple of bucks, or better yet go for the baby beet salad, the crabcake, and the artisanal flight of chocolates. (maybe you have to reserve here?)

        http://www.nandosperiperi.com/
        http://www.cocosala.com/

        1. Make the walk and check out Tosca, Rasika, Zaytinya, or Central for lunch - all are very much worth it and not too much a hike!

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          Rasika Restaurant
          633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

          Zaytinya
          701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

          1. UDC/ Van Ness? Good luck. You can try Epicurean & Co. for breakfast, a cafeteria style place with a lot of mediocre options. I think they open at 6:30. 4250 Connecticut Ave.

            There's not a lot in that immediate vicinity for breakfast, besides Starbucks.

            1. I'm going to echo a lot of what's already been said. Rasika, Zaytinya, Oyamel, Oya, Poste, Zola, Central, and Proof are all great for lunch. If you want a more casual lunch, Matchbox and Kanlaya are good. If you need to grab lunch on the go, Chop't is a good option.

              For a liquor store, Schneider's in my personal favorite.

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              Oya Restaurant & Lounge
              777 9th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001

              Matchbox
              713 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

              Rasika Restaurant
              633 D Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004

              Kanlaya Thai Cuisine
              740 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

              Poste Brasserie
              555 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

              Central Michel Richard
              1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004

              Zola
              800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

              Oyamel Cocina Mexicana
              401 7th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20004

              Zaytinya
              701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

              Proof
              703 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001

              1. I'm going to agree with all the recommendations of Central for lunch. They produce some gourmet takes on traditional sandwiches/burgers that I think are really quite unique and tasty, e.g. grilled cheese that's stuffed with a thick mushroom mash and perfectly browned on the outside.

                As for breakfast, my go-to place would be Blue Duck Tavern, probably the best place in the city for real homemade comfort food. They have some killer meats during dinner time, and for brunch they serve up some great eggs and waffles. I'd especially recommend the Short Rib Hash, which Washingtonian ranked last year as one of the best dishes in the city.

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                Blue Duck Tavern
                1201 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037

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                1. re: The Food Buster

                  I second Blue Duck if you have the time or are near there. I always forget they have real breakfast.