DC with Kids after Xmas
I will be visiting DC with my wife and my 8 and 10yo kids next week. Ive been to DC on business many times but this is their first trip. Staying at Holiday Inn next to National Mall by Enfant Station. Definitely hitting Jaleo while in town but looking for other interesting places while there. Wanna try ethiopian and maybe another ethnic restaurant while there. Any suggestions?.
Go for Etete, near the U St/Cardozo Metro Station. Get the fastening food platter (vegetarian). You can add a fried fish for just 2 bucks and get the derek tibs.
Definitely give Ethiopian a try. The kids will find it a lot of fun...especially because they are encouraged to eat with their hands. My favorite Ethiopian restaurant is Etete. It's delicious---and quite affordable. I'm not a vegetarian but I always order the veggie platter.
I haven't tried it yet but my friends all love Mandu for Korean. (I really need to check it out soon because I've been obsessed with Korean food lately and have mostly been getting it from the local food trucks). Not ethnic but perhaps you would like to try some Southern style food if you are not from the South. Art and Soul is good (and kid friendly). I also hear good things about the much more casual Ooos and Aahs.