Calamari Heaven in Washington DC

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Your calamari favorite?

Who makes the best calamari in Washington DC?

This is the question my Betrothed Butterbean and I debate whenever we see calamari on the appetizer menu of a DC restaurant. In fact, it’s become somewhat of a quest for us.

Now we’ve tried calamari from the Boulevard Woodgrill to Lauriol Plaza, but without much success. It seems that cooks in DC don’t know what makes good calamari.

We both look for soft, tender, melt-in-your mouth rings of squid covered in a light bread crust, hopefully with a touch of spice. The accompanying sauce should be tomato-based and accentuate the calamari, but past that, I like to be surprised.

And surprisingly enough, I say that the best calamari in DC is at…

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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Tasty Fox and Hounds calamari!

Fox and Hounds and its sister, Trios Restaurant. They have the crispiest bread crust yet softest and freshest fried squid calamari of any restaurant or bar in DC.

Others do come close, especially with grilled calamari, but none really organize and please the gastronomic experience quite like Fox and Hounds fried calamari on a good day.

The calamari is so smooth, and tasty I can’t help but order it every time I go, and dive in face first to the big plate of marine cephalopods cooked just for me.

Since the Fox & Hounds sauce isn’t much, I always order a side of Russell’s tangy, garlic salsa instead. Together, it’s almost heaven for me.

But is it heaven for you? Or is your calamari heaven somewhere else? And if so, where & why?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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