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1st time visitor.....need critique of list please!


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1st time visitor.....need critique of list please!

hto44 | Mar 29, 2011 12:05 PM

We are a family with 4 young boys (ages 8, 7, 4 and 2) heading to DC for the first time. I am beyond excited as I am 41 years old and this will be my first trip to our Nation’s Capitol. We will be staying in Old Town at the Embassy Suites. While I am quite an adventurous eater, my husband and boys are less so! Example….based on all the reading and reviewing of posts on CH, I would love to try Etete but one look at the menu and I think it will just not fly with my guys. In any event, I have done my best to compile a list based on all the posts I have read which will please all of our palates. Breakfast is included with our lodging so we are in need of lunch and dinner options. We are arriving early Friday evening. We have a White House tour scheduled for Saturday at 12:30pm. Over the weekend, our plans are to visit the Smithsonian museums and zoo, perhaps the Spy museum and at the very least, the World War II and Korean War Memorials as both our fathers are veterans. We have a Capitol tour scheduled for Monday at 8:20am and then my hope is to observe some oral arguments at the SJC as they are in session. If I have kept your attention thus far, here is a list I have compiled. I would love your thoughts, opinions or suggestions. Thanks! Oh, and two quick notes. We will be getting around via Metro. Also, I think I have pretty much kept dinner choices to the Old Town area but I am not opposed to suggestions outside of that arena.

Open City Grill
Ella’s Pizza
Taylor Gourmet
Spy City Café
Mitsitam Native Foods Café
BGR or Good Stuff Eatery
La Plaza
Eastern Market

Columbia Firehouse
A La Lucia
King Street Blues
Red Rocks Pizza

Dolcezza Gelato

1942 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

220 N Lee St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Open City
2331 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008

Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe
Independence Avenue Southwest Washington DC, Independence Avenue Southwest Washington, DC

King Street Blues
112 N Saint Asaph St, Alexandria, VA 22314

A La Lucia
315 Madison St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Taylor Gourmet
1116 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Good Stuff Eatery
303 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC

Spy City Cafe
800 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Red Rock Cafe
385 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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