I had meant to spend a lot of last week in DC trying new places but due to the weather I stuck to MD a lot.
I at at Paradise (middle eastern buffet) in Bethesda one day. I didn't like the (overcooked and bland) soup...and the bread could have been better...but the actual hot dishes (stews, chicken kabobs, rice) were good. I liked the place. Its probably even better for a la carte entrees.
We ate at Joe's Noodle House in Rockville onet night, but I'd been there once before. Tasty inexpensive Chinese food. We had steamed fish with ginger which was only $10 and turned out to be a whole whiting. We also had a shrimp & beancurd which was gelatanous but good, and chow fun. It was good chowfun...ive had better and worse. We only spent about $27 for 3 entrees (for 2 people) and had leftovers. Not bad. We tried other dishes last time I went and they were good as well. They stamp a card when you spend $20...and when u hot 10...you get $20 worth of free Chinese food.
We ate at Mykonos in Rockville one one night. Nice place with fresh fish...and some really good apps. I had the lamb shank. I like their stuffed grape leaves cuz they sue meat...and their smoked eggplant dip is killer. The plac gets real busy so you need reservation.
Yesterday I was wandering Georgetown and found Baked&Wired...which is a teeny shop with great tea, coffee, and baked goods. They even make the teabag up for you...and have real loose (as well as prepackaged Oregon) Chai. I had a beesting and a snickerdoodle and some assam tea. Its a a takeout joint that the office buildings such as (US News and world report) use...although they have 2 chairs. The woman who works there is very nice and helpful. They are only open m-f 7am-6pm, and the addresss is 1052 Thomas Jefferson between K&M. You turn at the corner where the Barnes and Noble is. :)
I'll save your recs for when I go next month. Thanks guys. :)