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Jul 26, 2012 08:34 AM

Visiting Washington DC and area from Toronto - Aug 5-11.

Any suggestions on a first time visitor to the area re Food/Farmers Markets?

Driving from Toronto with two friends and out child who 6 years old (who eats a full range of food).

Looking for anything from seafood, famous must-try stops, quick to a few fine dining (without child).

We need three meals a day for a week!!

Thanks ahead of time!

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      1. Eastern Market
        Maine avenue seafood barges
        Rasika ( Indian)
        Etete (ethiopian)
        Dino ( rustic Italian using locally grown, caught or raised seasonal ingredients)
        Central by Michelle Richard
        Jaleo ( Jose Andres Tapas)
        Zaytynia Jose Andres Mezze)
        Graffiato ( Michael Isabella Italian)
        Two Amy's ( wood burning stove Italian grownup pizza, bistro)
        Rays Hellsburger (Just over bridge from Georgetown in Arlington, gourmet fantastic burgers)

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        1. The Quarterdeck in Rosslyn for crabs. Call ahead to reserve a table.

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          1. Grace Garden (Chinese) in Odenton. Find the thread on it. It's been running for years and dishes should be ordered 1-4 days in advance.

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            1. re: kukubura

              Toronto has killer Chinese food. Hard to imagine the drive would be worthwhile given that.

              Rasika is very special to this area and there are two locations now. It's Indian-based, but veers far off the usual Indian path.

              For seafood, I'd recommend Hank's, Pearl Dive and Black Salt - in ascending order of price.

              Eastern Market is fun on a Sat. morning. Market Lunch does a good breakfast, but get there early. I also love the hot half smoke in natural casing at the meat market about half way down. Costs $2, you apply your own condiments and eat standing up.

              1. re: woodleyparkhound

                You have nit been to Grace Garden, I take it. Not saying you're wrong, but GG is special and worth a look.