I'm a Texas hound who lived in DC about 15 years ago. I'm coming in to town (Baltimore & DC) in a couple weeks, and I'd like any suggestions to correct my itinerary and fill in a couple gaps . . . Your comments are appreciated.
Okay, we get in to BWI late on Monday night and are staying in Baltimore. Due to the uncertain nature of flights, I figured we'd hit Sip and Bite before hitting the hay.
For lunch on Tuesday, I was planning on Chap's before heading to DC. (A suggestion for an early morning activity in Baltimore would be appreciated as well).
For dinner on Tuesday (in DC, Arlington, or Alexandria), I was originally planning the Phillips Waterfront, but was devastated (okay, not really) to learn that it's closed. Is there something else that has an expansive seafood buffet in an all-you-can-eat setting? Naturally, quality will obviously take a back seat to quantity here. If not, is Geranio in Old Town still delicious? If we can't gorge on mediocre seafood, we're pretty open here.
Lunch on Wednesday - Ben's Chili Bowl? Is there something else that is no too huge and is a "can't miss?" I don't think anyone in our group is dying to eat at Ben's, but it seems like one of those places that we should try.
Dinner on Wednesday - I'm thinking City Zen, unless it is truly not worth the time, hassle, money, etc.
Lunch on Thursday - When I was there (2000 - 2001), the best Peking duck was Duck Chang's in Annandale. If that's not the best, what is, that is also open for lunch?
Dinner Thursday - Sunday morning - visiting Lake Anna; probably mostly home cooking, but if there is a can't miss down by the lake (Bumpass/Mineral/Louisa area), we'll try to squeeze it in.
Sunday afternoon and evening (back to Baltimore) - Inner Harbor and ?Joe's Squared? - thoughts?
As you can see, we like almost everything, so all suggestions are appreciated.