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Great end of summer dishes around town (esp. featuring tomatoes, corn or stone fruit?)

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eriny Sep 5, 2011 05:47 AM

Any recommendation for can't miss, end of summer dishes at local restaurants featuring really good produce--preferably tomatoes, stone fruit or sweet corn? I'm trying to eat as much of these treats as possible before fall comes....

My best finds so far are the peach and mint salad at Estadio and the sweet corn panna cotta with peach ice cream at Palena Cafe. The panna cotta was topped with roasted corn kernels and probably the best dessert I've eaten all summer--highly recommend it.

If you want to see some pictures, I posted a couple here:
http://erinskitchen.blogspot.com/2011...

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Palena
3529 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

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    Jeserf Sep 5, 2011 06:11 AM

    my favorite place to enjoy summer produce is Dino. Every dish I've had there this summer and last with tomatoes has been delicious. The last time I was there they had a peach crisp type of dessert that was amazing.

    Also went to Birch and Barley and they showcase summer produce very well - highly recommend it as well

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    Birch and Barley
    1337 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

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      VaPaula Sep 5, 2011 12:14 PM

      The chilled corn soup with charred octopus at Ripple. OMG. Just checked their menu and it's still on it. Go! ;-)

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        katecm Sep 6, 2011 10:04 AM

        Poste grows their own heirloom tomatoes in the courtyard, and I highly recommend anything that uses them. They had an heirloom tomato BLT where the tomato was an inch thick and as big as a head. Gorgeous. And their summer crepes are killer, with lots of tomato use and excellent corn filling.

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          Gumbo1963B Sep 13, 2011 06:42 AM

          OMG. Went for the 20 Bites a couple weeks ago. The heirloom tomato dish we had was the best dish of the night. Beautiful tomatoes, basil ice cream, tomato granita -- it was spectacular. They also have a special Heirloom Tomato 20 Bites (haven't had it, but am certainly tempted).

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          jvanderh Sep 9, 2011 11:00 AM

          Not sure whether you get to Baltimore, but the corn and zucchini thing that comes under the catfish at B&O was memorable.

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