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Best squid?

coastcat | Nov 5, 2002 12:21 PM

Okay, the mussels thread somehow made me hungry for squid. Then again, I'm almost always hungry for squid.

Any thoughts on the best squid dishes/restaurants in the DC area? The fried calamari rings found on many menus are a travesty - pre-cut frozen rings overcooked in a greasy batter and served with generic marinara sauce. I'm seeking recommendations for places that treat this delicate critter with respect. Extra points if they serve the tentacles (which I love).

My own candidate is pretty much any squid dish at Benjarong, particularly the chili and basil version. But I'm really craving grilled squid... maybe a Greek or Italian version?

(don't get me wrong, I love crunchy fried calamari with marinara sauce, but it's hard to find a truly good version)

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