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Eating while conferencing in Penn Quarter

fiorbhlasta | Mar 21, 201212:32 PM

Hi, all! I'll be in DC for the next few days attending the Renaissance Society of America conference at the Grand Hyatt (staying at the Harrington Hotel). In a quick scan, I've identified a few places close to the Grand Hyatt for lunch -- Againn, PS7, Zaytinya -- and for dinner -- Zaytinya, Zola, Co Co Sa La (or just chocolate??), Jaleo (?), Oyamel. Unfortunately, though this conference actually pauses for 2 hours for lunch, I often find that time is squeezed for that delightful activity -- EATING! -- when conferencing. So I will be hoping to rely on luck and patience to get in somewhere, as I don't really know precisely when I'll be free and how many (if any) will be with me. On one night, I'm hoping to head up to U St. for some Ethiopian. Best I ever had was years ago in DC, and I'm hoping to reawaken my taste buds. I'll be footing or Metroing it around -- looking for awesome salads with protein for lunch, ideally, and Asian, Mediterranean, tapas, seafood, wizardry for dinner. OK, I know that's not very specific, but I live in a seriously underserved (read: mostly chains, nothing amazing) place so even though I just got back from a dreamy food-filled conference weekend in New Orleans, I am still game for more. Anyhow, if anyone has further suggestions for places handy to the Grand Hyatt and/or flexible for those without reservations...or awesome ethnic food that must be tried...I'd love to hear from you. Otherwise, THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING THE INTERNETS FUNCTION.

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