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what I ate on my DC vacation...

Hungry Celeste | Nov 19, 2003 08:43 AM

Jaleo: excellent, tho a little crowded on Fri nite. We were early, so the wait was minimal. Had cured pork loin, duck confit w/pear, patatas bravas, buffalo sirloin in bleu cheese, tomato bread, chorizo on mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus...all were delicious. The sangria, however, was a disappointment. It looked promising--tiny bits of green apple floating in it, lovely color. I found it overly alcoholic and under-fruity. Is this the norm, or did I get a bum pitcher?

Moby Dick in Georgetown: what a delightful dump. Tried lamb, beef, and chicken kebabs; uniformly good. The bread was wonderful, as was the hummus. I love the zataar in shakers on the tables...

Les Halles: great merguez and delightful cassoulet. I know it's a chain, but I like this place...

Mr. Day's: sports bar (Clarendon). Large TVs everywhere, inexpensive (and decent) bar eats, and within staggering distance of the metro.

One big disappointment--Old Ebbitt. The place is enormous (how big is the kitchen?), but the food was insipid. We were seated in the atrium area in wicker patio chairs, adjacent to a burbling fountain in near-darkness. My gorgonzola salad was perfectly fine, but the fried oyster stew was pretty boring, and sandwiches (filet bearnaise? corned beef? can't really remember, which is a bad sign) were just Okay. I've crossed it off my list...

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