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prodigal chowhound coming back for a visit

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prodigal chowhound coming back for a visit

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butterfly | | Jun 27, 2006 01:01 AM

Hey DC--
I've been away for two years (in Spain--no tapas please!) and am coming back through town for a few days in July... I'm going to be really busy (but never too busy to eat), so I want to stay in the District proper.

I know we'll be at the museums at least one or two days... Is there anything worth eating at the American Indian Museum? Otherwise, that day I'll probably go with our easy old standby Teaism and the National Gallery East Wing (for coffee and snacks). Miss those oatmeal cookies. Miss that tranquil I.M. Pei space.

Also thinking of Colorado Kitchen. I desperately need to have those biscuits and all things breakfast (waffles--I need waffles, too). I also miss pupusas--I heard that Ercilia's in Mount Pleasant had a fire. Has anyone been since it's opened back up? Any other superior examples in the Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights/Adams Morgan pupusa triangle?

I'd also like to go for Ethiopian... somewhere along U/9th. What's the word on the street these days. Oh and what about Oohs and Ahhs? They had just opened up when I left and seemed to have a lot of promise.

If you were to leave DC for two years and come back, where would you eat? I'm not really looking for a three-star kind of experience--that's not what we miss when we're far from "home", is it? What do you think?

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