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4 days in dc

dongstadden | May 26, 2004 10:20 AM

greetings dc hounds,

i will be traveling from nj to dc this memorial weekend to meet some family-friends, do a little tourism, biking, and of course chow down when possible. i'll be staying on the nw side near the cathedral and tourism-wise, i have the following loose schedule: mount vernon on saturday and the washington memorial on sunday (with the bureau of engraving somewhere in there, hopefully). now chow-wise, it's somewhat dependant on the people i'm meeting, but there are a few definite things i'd like to hit.

ethiopian in adams morgan is at the top of that list. as a little background, i've had ethiopian in dc with mixed results. the first time, i went to meskerem, which was pretty good. the second time, i went to an ethiopian place across the street (on the other side of 18th) that was really bad and bland, (don't remember the name unfortunately). now by no means am i an ethiopian food expert, but there is a good ethiopian restaurant in new brunswick,nj called makeda, so i think can tell the difference between good and bad. that being said, i would like my third ethiopian try in dc to be the charm. and that is where i need your help. i've heard that addis ababa on 18th is good, so that is what i am leaning heavily towards right now. any thoughts on this? oh, and we will be joined by two newbies that have never had ethiopian before. not sure if that makes a difference in the choice. i am sure this subject has been beat to death on this board, and for that i apologize for bringing it up again. however, i did sift through the boards and failed to come up with any consensus on this topic.

the other thing i was thinkin about was getting some kabobs in georgetown. i noticed a few places that looked good: moby, fattoush, etc. any favs here?

any other dining suggestions are, of course, welcome.
dim sum, vietnamese, and thai recs would be killer.

btw, when i get a chance, i will post my dc report.


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