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First Time Visit to DC- What's Essential?

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First Time Visit to DC- What's Essential?

lmerlyn | Jan 5, 2007 08:56 PM

We'll be there for 3 days over MLK weekend. So far we have dinner booked at Firefly (close to hotel - Beacon - and the menu looked okay - we'll be getting in late afternoon after a long drive and just want something nearby, decently reviewed, not too expensive, reservation available, and semi-romantic as it's the only night my husband and I will be dining alone. That said, please feel free to steer me elsewhere given those criteria).

How is that Russian place around Dupont? Looks like it could be kitschy good or just awful.

I love Ethiopian food and understand DC is probably the best place in the US for it, so any recs in that direction are welsome.

Other than that, must-try, don't miss, any suggestions welcome. Our group likes ethnic and affordable.

We also have that Ben's Chilli place on the list, which I keep reading about.

I'm going up mainly to see the Netherlandish Diptychs at the national Gallery, so any recs in that are are extra welcome, especially lunch.

I live in Atlanta so prefer to avoid stuff we can get here, eg bbq, soul food.

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