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Fall in love with DC: any ideas?

dcandohio | Feb 26, 200805:50 PM

My sister is coming to "check out" D.C. after years of living and traveling abroad: India, China, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Central America...and I am hoping to convince her to stay in D.C. She has a great adventurous spirit, but is not into high-priced, high style places, which she won't be able to afford anyway. She's been eating a lot of street food. Her expectations of what to pay are way out of whack. I need to ease her into a very comfortable reality.

I was thinking about treating her to several "neighborhood" days when she visits in April to give her the lay of the land food-wise. She doesn't eat gluten, so pizza, pasta, sandwiches (mostly) are out. Anyway, here's my plan.

1. An Ethiopian/U Street experience. 2. The 7th/9th street Verizon center area - drinks at Poste, Zaytinya, Proof, Jaleo, Oyamel, Oya and/or Acadiana (not all of them, of course!). Probably end up with dinner at Rasika, as she loves Indian. 3. We'll walk around DuPont circle, perhaps hitting Regent Thai, Mark and Orlando's...someplace local and low-key. 4. Woodley Park/Cleveland Park - maybe Dino, but I suspect she'd like Indique better. 5. Eastern Market area.

What am I missing? It HAS to be metro accessible. Places like Citronelle, Komi, Marcels are OUT. She just won't enjoy herself there. Thanks.

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