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Short weekend trip - LA to DC

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TracyS | | Dec 8, 2009 01:11 PM

My husband and I will be coming from LA and spending the weekend in DC after heading to his company's holiday party in Alexandria, VA. We'll be staying in Dupont Circle and I'd like to make the most of our meals during this very short time.

I have a dinner reservation at Zaytinya and am wait-listed for Obelisk.
As the small plates menu is huge at Zaytinya, are there any recommendations for what to order there? There haven't been very recent posts on Zaytinya I could find.

Also, I'd like to check out Eastern Market while we're there and have read about the Market Lunch pancakes. Are they worth braving the lines and in case we don't make it, what other stands in Eastern Market are recommended (and what to order there please)?

We'll probably only have time for a lunch or two other than that, so I'd appreciate any recs for casual lunch spots with good food. No real preferences for cuisine, but will probably avoid Asian and Mexican as we have an abundance of that in LA.

We'll be on the Metro a lot and don't mind cabbing around.

Thanks very much!

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