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A Sandwich a Day: Croque Madame at Poste Brasserie in Washington, DC

In my experience, restaurants seem to griddle the bread for croque madames to the point where a steak knife and some serious muscle are required to reach the ham and cheese inside. But at Poste, inside the Hotel Monaco in D.C.'s Chinatown, the Croque Madame ($16; on the weekend brunch menu) features two thick yet airy toasted slices of white bread enveloping thinly sliced, salty Virginia ham and gruyere. More

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