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Best Places in DC/Arlington for a Poor College Student!

dckw | Feb 26, 200811:14 AM

My brother, who recently turned 21, will be visiting me in DC from Texas for the first time. Now, I’m not as concerned about the bars to take him to, I’ve got that covered, I’m more concerned with what we’re going to eat!

The only criteria are:

- Nothing too fancy. Even the $20 entrée will be expensive for a broke college
student. I plan on treating him to one nice dinner, but I’m really interested in your
picks for honest food and cheap (but delicious) eats.

- Keep the recommendations to DC/Arlington. I live in Arlington, but work in DC. I
have a car so I can drive, but would rather we not spend too much time driving

- No BBQ, Mexican, or steak houses. He can get all of that in spades in Texas!

- Ethnic recommendations are very welcome! He can’t get Indian, Ethiopian,
Greek, Thai, etc. in his college town, so I want to expose him to some
interesting cuisine in mom and pop shops…so, no chains!

Thanks so much for your advice! I look forward to reading about your inexpensive restaurant gems!

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