Dupont is a good, central location, especially if you're comfortable taking the train/hailing cabs. There are some great locations to check out around the district, so please don't limit yourself to the immediate Dupont Circle area. While it is known for its nightlife, it definitely skews younger (college age), if that's not your scene.
DC has some terrific beer bars. If you're staying in Dupont, do check out Big Hunt. Along 14th Street, Churchkey is a destination for a lot of folks, but is by no means lowkey. I hear they have a great brunch, so it might be worth checking out early on Sunday before you leave.
Iron Horse in Chinatown offers no food, but a pretty strong beer list. And it's near the green line so you can stop by after the game. Many are also a fan of Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights for both their food and beer selections. Their sister restaurant Smoke & Barrel in Adams Morgan is also a great option and closer to Dupont Circle. H Street NE also offers a great deal of restaurants and bars...I'm a big fan of the Queen Vic (British Pub).
DC has a lot to offer. You'll do a disservice to yourself and your buddies if you limit your time to Dupont Circle. Go out, explore, and get yourself an Uber account -- if you're traveling with a group, it might be easier and cheaper to cab it. Weekend waits on the Metro can be a bit frustrating sometimes, especially if you've been drinking!
Hamming it up for the camera.
The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion and Cooking Manual. Delish!
eggs baked in tomato sauce with some crusty bread. Yum!
Court Street Pastry and Mazzolas in Brooklyn.
I'm a former NYer living in DC. I consider mysef an ex-pat of NY. I don't think they were going for the literal translation of ex-pat.
Yes, please! I'm such a soup person, but often don't have time mid-week to make any. This sounds like a perfect solution!
7 layer cookies from the Italian bakery in my old neighborhood.
Can't wait to make this! Looks really tasty.
Can't wait to try this. Wish I saw this recipe before I sent hubby to the grocery store
One of the places I miss dearly since I left Brooklyn. Their brunch is fantastic.
However, just because it's in Brooklyn doesn't mean it's hidden. It's steps away from the Bergen Street F stop on Smith Street.
If you haven't gone, go now. A little short on the vegetarian options, but what they have is incredible. Go!
I want to go to there...
As a NYer now living in DC, I haven't had pizza in months (afraid to try it here ). Please, someone, ship me that pie.
I had the vegetarian version of this at the Good Fork (Tofu instead of Steak). The kimchi rice was so delicious and I'm anxious to try this recipe!
I hope it's Washington DC. Just moved here from Brooklyn, and it looks like there are good eats abound. Anxious to get my hands on that cookbook so I can cook up my favorites from Al Di La, etc. I'm homesick!
Eating a TJ's masala burger now for breakfast-- yum!
There's a great noodle place in the village, I think on Carmine. Of course, I can't remember the name of the place, but they have an awesome (and vegetarian) singapore mei fun
I live down the street from Atlantic. Any hints on the restaurant? This looks delicious. I guess I will have to make a trip to Sahadi's for some semolina!
My first cookbook was one of those PTA-compliled fundraising cookbooks. As an eight-year old, I would pore over the recipes. Don't think I did too much cooking, though
A vegetarian version of this is one of my favorites. It always reminds me of my Italian grandma. Actually, our last conversation was about my love for escarole soup.
The pistachio pesto is intriguing. Will have to give it a try this weekend!
What a cute little town and what a delicious looking plate of dumplings! Yum!
Espresso with amaretto and biscotti!
I made this over the weekend, but with a few tweaks.
I didn't cook the pasta in wine (didn't have enough), but I did splash some in with the leeks. Also, instead of cream, I used some left over gorgonzola. I thought it was a nice complement to the slight oniony flavor of the leeks.
Very nice recipe-- thank you for the ideas!
As a vegetarian, I haven't had much good BBQ. But I love the sides! Mac and Cheese, biscuits, baked beans -- yum!!! The best part of the meal, as far as I'm concerned, and Dinosaur BBQ does it well!
I second the Campbell's tomato soup! I'm intrigued by the coconut soup. Is there a vegetarian alternative? Would veggie broth be sufficient?
Well, because I don't eat steak, I will go with a Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. Who needs steak when you have a great bottle of wine?