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Can you ID this restaurant?

Garlic Guy | Feb 9, 201104:59 PM

Hi, everyone. I've only been living in DC for a couple of years, but I came here for a wedding in the summer of 2000. While I was here, I had lunch with someone I was friendly with at a restaurant in Georgetown. She and I have lost touch, but I was curious if someone here can help me figure out which restaurant it was.

I remember it as a somewhat casual coffeehouse/sandwich type place. I'm pretty sure it was on M Street, on the south side. I remember entering the restaurant and having to turn somewhat to the right and walk up three or four steps to get to the dining area; the counter was in the back, possibly towards the left side. The bathrooms were in the back right corner. I recall having a chicken sandwich--which was presented in such a way that I felt compelled to eat it with a knife and fork--and fries. I remember thinking that there was more food than I had expected (I think I had a lot of fries). My friend had a coffee, hot chocolate, or something similar, I think with a muffin. I vaguely recall that the floor was black and white, but I wouldn't swear to that.

When we were done, we headed west and went to a bookstore, which I've been told is no longer in business (I don't think it's the Barnes & Noble that's still there, but I could be wrong).

If anyone happens to know what place that is (or was), please let me know. Thanks!

Edited To Add: I have walked along M Street, looking into the various storefronts in the hopes of recognizing this place, but I was unsuccessful.

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