Where Do I Need To Eat? You Tell Me.

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So I do a lot of telling you where to eat. I know, I’m sooooooo bossy, gah! But it seems like now is the proper time for feedback, seeing as it’s our reader survey time, and all. (Skrrrrttt. Wait. You haven’t taken it yet? Shame on you. Go do that, I’ll still be here when you get back.) Now, I may have eaten at 84 places in the last 6 months, but DC is still full of a redonkulous amount of restaurants that I haven’t tried, that I haven’t even HEARD of.

So that’s where you come in. What’s a hidden gem that you’d like to see written up for We Love Food? It could be a hole-in-the-wall ethnic place, or a pizza joint way out in Maryland that pwns all other pizza places ever. It could be a tiny little nook in Cleveland Park, or a Mexican restaurant out in Ballston – whatever it is, it’s wonderful, you love it, and think the world needs to know about it. Tell it to me in the comments, and I’ll do my best to go visit this year. (dining at under-the-radar places WAS one of my resolutions.).

Bring it. I’ve got my fork out, let’s do this.

Katie moved to DC in 2007, and has since embarked upon a love affair with the city. She’s an education reform advocate and communications professional during the day; at night and on the weekends, she’s an owner here at We Love DC. Katie has high goals to eat herself through the entire city, with only her running shoes to save her from herself. For up-to-the-minute news and reviews (among other musings), follow her on Twitter!

15 thoughts on “Where Do I Need To Eat? You Tell Me.

  1. If you’re willing to venture to Takoma Park, I say check out Roscoe’s (pizza place…with a liquor license, goooo Takoma Park!) or the new Cedar Crossing Tavern that has some small plates.

  2. Twist Georgetown in the Savoy Suites Hotel! There’s a new chef and his dishes are incredibly prepared! It’s tbe great restaurant that no one has ever heard of!

  3. Check out Cornercopia !! It’s in SE, close to the Navy Yard. It opened a few months back and it is a delicious place to get some lunch. They have 6 or 7 sandwiches they make using Boars Head meats and they taste amazing. They also have sushi at times during the week, which comes from Sticky Rice. Inside the little market, they sell all kinds of organic foods and snacks, as well as beer and wine. It is really worth checking it out for lunch, it’s become a favorite for those who work in the area!

  4. Momiji sushi in Chinatown. Great service, fantastic rolls – super quick service. Try the bar area upstairs, with the seat next to the window overlooking H street for fun/interesting people watching. Love this place!

  5. La Lomita, across Pennsylvania from the Harris Teeter on Potomac. Gooood Mexican. Also, relatively new Absolute Thai on 6th and G, across 6th from the Verizon Center, has been consistently good for lunch, and cheap.

  6. I think I remember you mentioning you’d never eaten at Red Rocks in Columbia Heights. You should definitely give that a try.

    The hours are difficult, but the Korean place in the Florida Ave. Market is by far the best Korean food within the city limits. While you’re there, grab a sandwich at Litteri’s.

    I didn’t see Columbia Firehouse in Old Town on your list; not secret or hidden, but they really do a fantastic burger. (And lots of other things)

    Sanphan on PA Ave. SE on the Hill is some of my favorite thai anywhere. Also on the Hill, pizza at 7th Hill next to Montmartre if you haven’t been yet.

    I’ve been craving Well Dressed Burrito downtown lately, just don’t get hit by a truck in the alley on your way in or out.

    Fusion in Petworth is apparently wonderful, and it’s on my list of places to get to this year.

    Also on my list for this year is Taqueria Distrito Federal in Columbia Heights.

  7. Flavors (Baileys Crossroads, VA)
    Vintage 50 (Leesburg, VA)
    Cajun Experience (Leesburg, VA)
    Turcuisine (Herndon, VA)
    Mr. Kabob (Sterling, VA)
    Clare & Don’s Beach Shack (Falls Church, VA)
    Breaux Vineyards (Loudoun County, VA)
    The Italian Store (Arlington, VA)
    South Street Under (Leesburg, VA)

  8. I echo Udupi…so delish! Also, El Rinconcito Cafe on 1129 11th street NW. Looks like a total dive, but the food. Oh, the Food. So. Good.

  9. casa oaxaca in adams morgan. SERIOUSLY. best margaritas in dc (and only $20 for a pitcher during happy hour) and the food is outstanding. after i discovered it, i went back once a week for a month. and greek deli in dupont. holy shit their soup is amazing.

  10. i’m also going to assume you’ve been to thai x-ing on florida for the best thai food in the city, but if you haven’t please go immediately!!

  11. Some of my Virginia suggestions:

    El Manantial (Reston)
    Lotus Vegetarian (Chantilly)
    Rangoli (South Riding)

  12. Pike Grill – Bolivian in Ballston.
    La Caracquena – Venezuelan in Falls Church
    Taco salad tuesdays at Lauara Cooks – Ballston

    Don’t worry, I will think of more

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