Living in D.C. Temporarily (Well, VA Now). - Page 3
I go Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits a lot b/c it's closest liquor store to my house. Nice bourbon selection that always seems to be growing. Really like the guys who work there. Have you tried the Magruder's next door? They actually have a good selection too, and run frequent sales.
Well, DC and Arlington are interesting places.
Am staying in Arlington, which is really pretty yuppie. I mean, there is a Crate & Barrel across from the Pottery Barn, both of which are across from the Whole Foods. Am glad that there is some decent Vietnamese around. I do wish there was (what I would consider) a 'normal' grocery store though -- the Whole Foods is a little precious, and the Trader Joe's is, as they all are, a little quirky. Where can I get some ham sliced for me? Safeway seems to have a very, very limited amount of deli, and the WF and TJ's just have prepackaged. This seems weird to me.
I was very impressed by the little barware store in Alexandria called The Hour, after the deVoto book -- great little shop! Also nice to be able to buy wine in grocery stores! I miss that -- nice that the coffeeshop I was in today had a nice vermouth selection. Coolness.
DC seems to have a liquor store on almost every block -- I drove down Rhode Island from the U Street Area and there were a lot of liquor stores. Schenider's is crazy! The place is packed with awesome stuff! But it is all pretty expensive, even compared to NYC prices.