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An Impressive One-Two Punch at the Old Wharf

Steve | Dec 28, 202107:52 PM     5

I was curious about what was left of the old Fisherman's Market at the Wharf after all the development.

There is still a very small parking section, which is no longer free. I paid $5 for a 1/2 hour. Access is tricky, from Maine Ave going only in the direction from 15th St., NW.

On either side of the pier there are still the Jessie Taylor floating markets. Straight ahead used to be Captain White's, blocking the view of the water, but now it's gone, and you have a clear view. Maybe that's progress?

The building where you could get your fish cleaned is gone as are the couple of other stands, and there is no longer a place to eat your vittles.

I had two things that were a fine combo. From Jessie Taylor, the Maryland crab soup has a very nice flavor even if you are unlikely to find any crab lurking within. Spicy, crabby tasting, and chock full of vegetables.

My other score was a felafel bowl at the nearby Felafel Inc. For only $5 it's quite a deal, and is surprisingly delicious. I am not sure what they do to those felafels, but they are dynamite. If you want a sandwich, it's only $4. In theory, this is run by some kind of non-profit that gives money to children in need, internationally. This might be the single best thing to eat at the Wharf.

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