Where/What To Eat in D.C.?

Jun 18th, 2019, 07:51 AM
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We recently had dinner at Tupelo Honey in Asheville. The fried chicken was great.
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Jun 18th, 2019, 04:27 PM
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My daughter's favorite meal there is the fried chicken!
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Jun 19th, 2019, 03:07 AM
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obxgirl, the H&H is at 315 S. Maple Ave. A friend lives down the street and drops in for her spices. I know where Indian Spice is; once upon a time there was a fab organic-type place that served amazing cold borscht in the summer in that strip. I'm sure the area is now all hipster-ified.

girlonthego and SF7307, thanks for the Tupelo Honey recommendation. We're not at all brunch people (we're usually out the door and on an adventure of one form or another long before brunch begins), but I look forward to comparing their fried chicken to Austria's Backhendl.
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Jun 19th, 2019, 10:05 AM
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>>>> the H&H is at 315 S. Maple Ave.<<<<

Thanks for the resource!

>>>>I'm sure the area is now all hipster-ified.<<<<

Parts of the area for sure, but not that shopping center. There's a mom & pop mediterranean market, a pizza joint and, I think, a barber shop among other things.

Good luck on your re-entry.
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Jun 20th, 2019, 02:51 AM
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"Good luck on your re-entry."

Thanks. So far the only headache is importing my Vespa. The EU and the USDOT have different "certification" standards, and we may be looking at a last minute sale tomorrow rather than fuss with the U.S. and its $5000 "quarantine" deposit while they decide if my ride is U.S. road worthy.
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Jun 20th, 2019, 02:18 PM
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Ben's Chili Bowl!
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Jun 21st, 2019, 02:13 PM
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only just caught up with this 4for so I can only wish you bon voyage and happy landings.
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Jun 21st, 2019, 06:59 PM
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Welcome back to the States. Can't help with restaurants in DC. Trader Joe's oven or microwave options -- we are fans of the samosas, both chicken and vegetable. The spanikopita. Sweet potato fries. Their Japanese fried rice isn't bad. Their boxed tomato & red pepper soup is good.

​​​​​​I also wouldn't want to buy lots of dishes, only to donate them. I would buy a cutting board and a paring knife. Obviously once you buy meals in a disposable aluminum pans, you can handwash and reuse those.

I would try to mix it up. For me, microwave and oven only would get old fast. Some ideas:

Soft taco wraps, deli meat and veggies, black beans and salsa or guac make a nice meal.

Chef salad with baked chicken tenders, or deli case turkey and deli ham. Various veggies and grated cheese.

A meal can also be made with pita chips, hummus, tzatziki different cheeses or salami, fruit. TJ has the lower calorie pita chips.

I also think you could make an interesting take on lasagne with premade sauce, no-boil lasagne noodles, meatballs, peppers, onions. I don't know if TJ has them but I have bought frozen meatballs several places.

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Jun 22nd, 2019, 02:10 AM
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starrs, all the old haunts are on the list. Between the suggestions here and DS' wish list, it's going to be an epicurean summer!

annhig, thank you!

5alive, We're not big microwave people, either; we didn't even own one in Vienna. DS is loaning us some of his cookware and dinnerware until the air freight arrives; presumably the "payment" will be that I'll be setting a place at the dinner table for him occasionally.

I landed yesterday and briefly wandered into Trader Joe's for a few "essentials." Had to ring DS to grab a Car2Go and fetch me. Even after all that he and his girlfriend grabbed carryout from an old Afghani/Pakistani haunt (Panjshir) and paired it with a Slovenian white that I left off the sea freight list and had to bring with on the flight. Absolutely delicious, just as I remember.
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Jun 22nd, 2019, 11:56 AM
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Welcome back to no Sunday Shutdowns!

And reverse culture shock. I feel ya.
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Jun 24th, 2019, 01:32 AM
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Okay, I may have been in, "The World's Most Livable City" for seven years, but nowhere ever did I encounter the green nectar of the Bolivian gods, aji verde! DS and Girlfriend picked up empanadas from somewhere in Falls Church (?) Saturday evening and Oh. My. Gosh. The empanadas were out of this world delicious, but That. Sauce!

Melnq8, thank you. I went back to Trader Joes on Sunday, just because I could. Found a Grüner Veltliner from Hungary that I will pair with the leftover empanadas this evening.

I also went to Amazon Whole Foods. I'm not keen on Mr. Bezos knowing even more about my shopping habits, but I do love the 365 Peanut Butter Balls cereal. Next time I'll pay with cash.
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Jun 24th, 2019, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by fourfortravel View Post
Okay, I may have been in, "The World's Most Livable City" for seven years, but nowhere ever did I encounter the green nectar of the Bolivian gods, aji verde! DS and Girlfriend picked up empanadas from somewhere in Falls Church (?) Saturday evening and Oh. My. Gosh. The empanadas were out of this world delicious, but That. Sauce!

Melnq8, thank you. I went back to Trader Joes on Sunday, just because I could. Found a Grüner Veltliner from Hungary that I will pair with the leftover empanadas this evening.

I also went to Amazon Whole Foods. I'm not keen on Mr. Bezos knowing even more about my shopping habits, but I do love the 365 Peanut Butter Balls cereal. Next time I'll pay with cash.
Do you mind sharing the label of the Grüner Veltliner you found at TJs? I'm a convert to VG and will look or ask or it at the Foggy Bottom TJs.



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Jun 24th, 2019, 09:51 AM
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Welcome back to the states. Trader Joe's does have some pretty good frozen meatballs in two sizes.
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Jun 24th, 2019, 10:44 AM
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obxgirl, the label reads "Floriana." I like GV's that are crisp with a spicy finish and the label on this one mentioned white pepper, so I was sold. And, at $6 a bottle it was worth the experiment! I haven't tried it yet so I can not offer commentary, though.

charsuzan, thank you. DD loves to snack on meatballs, oddly enough, as they were conveniently packaged in Vienna as "to-go" snacks.
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Jun 24th, 2019, 02:31 PM
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Do you mind sharing the label of the Grüner Veltliner you found at TJs? I'm a convert to VG and will look or ask or it at the Foggy Bottom TJs.

Another VG covert here, but our Trader's Joe's (yep, just one and 45 minutes from us) doesn't sell alcohol.
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Jun 25th, 2019, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Melnq8 View Post
Do you mind sharing the label of the Grüner Veltliner you found at TJs? I'm a convert to VG and will look or ask or it at the Foggy Bottom TJs.

Another VG covert here, but our Trader's Joe's (yep, just one and 45 minutes from us) doesn't sell alcohol.
Arg.

Thank you, fourfortravel, I'll look for it!
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