I recently returned from Washington and would like to offer up a little report of my findings on three much ballyhooed restaurants. First, Bread Line bakery. I can't kvell enough. It's some of the best baked goods I've ever had. Specifically the empanadas, which are absolutely dreamy, and their basic white baguette bread. (I almost surrendered a roll, that came with soup, to the ducks on the reflecting pool until I realized how exquisite it was.) Sandwiches were good as were salads and cookies, especially an oatmeally sandwich cookie with unctuous peanut butter filling. But to be honest nothing beat that simple little white roll. Next, Mixtec for Mexican. This restaurant doesn't rate more than a single word: passable. (Sorry, I've lived in San Francisco.) Next, Cashion's Eat Place. I don't have enough expletives in my vocabulary for this place. Everything was wrong with it. Sloppy service, slow kitchen, too much salt, unfresh food, mingy portions and high prices. I don't know about you, but I hate leaving a restaurant angry. It's terrible for your digestion (although in the case of Cashion's Eat Place I don't think it was the anger that affected my digestion.) Lastly, there's the Bread Line bakery. Oh, did I mention it already? That's probably because I went there TWICE in two days. It was that good.