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Food Plan for Three Days in DC....Thoughts please?

ZenFoodist | Feb 8, 201005:11 AM

So we've been to DC many times and have done the whole Inn at Little Washington, Obelisk, the crab bomb at Jerry's, breakfast at Eastern Market yada yada yada. Lots of high end and low end and lots in between. We enjoy DC a lot and have had many a good meal.

We'll be there over the Presidents' Weekend and this is what I am thinking for this trip:

Saturday: Casual lunch...roast pork and broccoli rabe sandwiches at Taylor Gourmet. We have a Tony Luke's here in NYC and we've had Di-Nics but many chow friends have said Taylor Gourmet's is a formidable contender, so we figured we'd give it a try.

Dinner at Old Ebbit Grill...I know, I know it sucks, resting on its laurels...blah blah blah. However we've been to DC a zillion times and have never gone to its oldest restaurant and my six year old likes history and Roosevelt and is interested in eating at a place that the Great Teddy frequented and ...I will suck it up. Anything decent worth eating? The menu looks okay.

Sunday: Brunch/Lunch....either the Latino Dim Sum at Cafe Atlantico or a lunch at Jaleo. Something at one of Jose Andres' places. What's your preference? My parents are coming with us and my mom is a big " Made in Spain" fan so this one is for her.

Dinner at Westend Bistro. We love Eric Ripert. Especially Le Bernardin here in NYC and have never tried his DC place. Shrimp and Grits look great. We've also heard the fish " burger" is outstanding. Any truth to this?

We'll stop into Georgetown Cupcakes, our fave in DC...the world!, and maybe have some Ethiopian in Georgetown on Monday after Mt. Vernon or...stop in for lunch at The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian's Mitsitam Café. I've heard it's very good. Any thoughts?

Any reccs near Mt. Vernon if we choose to stay close?

Wish Obrycki's Crab House in Baltimore were open for on the way back. Alas.

Many thanks, in advance, for your feedback.


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