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Visiting next week

gmart Apr 22, 2011 06:18 PM

My wife and I would like some recs on good places in dc for meals- we love local foods, sustainable, etc. Would love to hear what you all think


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    Steve Apr 22, 2011 09:13 PM

    Local foods would be crab cakes and half smokes.

    For crabcakes I would go to Oohhs and Aahhs, a total hole-in-the-wall and you will have to wait about 30 minutes for broiled crabcakes, but they are so totally worth it. For half-smokes, (a kind of spicy sausage), go to Eastern Market and get one cooked up from Canales Meats.

    1. ktmoomau Apr 25, 2011 09:58 AM

      Ok where are you staying and what are you doing?

      I think Corduroy, Equinox, Dino and Palena all do local and sustainable well in this area.

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        gmart Apr 25, 2011 10:31 AM

        Dupont Circle area- Corduroy was on the radar, I'll check the others. Thanks!!

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          katecm Apr 26, 2011 10:17 AM

          I second Corduroy, but you should also know about their $30, three-course menu at the upstairs bar. One of the best deals in DC. The food is still excellent, just a bit different (duck leg confit instead of duck breast, for example).

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            gmart Apr 26, 2011 06:28 PM


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        ForFoodsSake Apr 27, 2011 05:04 PM

        Founding Farmers in DC got a mention on Food Network at one point. I have had good breakfast experiences there. My and my friends' lunch was awful, and I haven't had a chance to go back since to see if it was a one time bad day thing or not. They do focus on sustainable sourcing, and it was a unique experience. I'd go back for breakfast again if I was in DC in the mornings :)

        Founding Farmers
        1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20006

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          gmart Apr 27, 2011 07:14 PM

          Thank you all for your thoughts- still have 3 nights.....Corduroy was delicious tonight- very well done. We lunched at the Tabard Inn- I know, many don't care for it, but we were meeting a friend and that was the spot...and I must say it was really good- the sardine nicoise is killer as was the gumbo.

          Keep the ideas coming! Founding Farmers is on the list, but does anyone else have a thought?

          Tabard Inn
          1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036

          Founding Farmers
          1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20006

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            will_5198 Apr 27, 2011 07:30 PM

            Founding Farmers overstates itself as a "sustainable food" restaurant.

            this thread has more details: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/771619

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