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post #106 of 269
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chill out, guys.

I tried Bangkok Joe's the other day...wasn't very impressed...I just had the pad thai and it was terribly bland. The portion size was good for what I paid ($23ish for the dish). The appetizers which were about $12 IIRC were TINY. Overall, not worth it.

I've been to Old Glory once...IMO, it wasn't spectacular, but it was good enough. Plus, it's not that far from where the OP lives

Yeah, I've actually been there for drinks with friends about 2 weeks ago.

It looks like there aren't that many choices for bbq around here. There was a DC bbq cook-off last week on Penn Ave, but I didn't know about it until today. Bummer! Now I have the bbq bug and probably will have to have some by the end of this week.
post #107 of 269
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What's a good bbq place in the area? I'm tempted to try Old Glory in Georgetown, but I don't want to fall into a tourist trap.
It depends on what your point of reference is. The BBQ I've had in DC isn't bad, but it's nowhere as good as the best I've had, which was prepared by a former co-worker from Texas. Old Glory is worth trying.
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A little old, but I just caught this post. If you're on U Street, try The Saloon, easily my favorite bar in DC. Great for conversation, friendly staff, decent pub-style food (try the turkey reuben), and completely without pretense aesthetically. Which is good, because it's a great place for beer snobs (they advertise on the menus that they don't serve martinis). Mostly a German selection, which is great, because everywhere else seems to be so Belgian heavy. The Urbock is their signature beer--one per customer, since it is so difficult to brew. Be warned, the bar closes for the month of August because the owner goes out of the country to build houses for Habitat for Humanity.

Another awesome bar further toward Adams-Morgan is Russia House, which is the only place I've ever been to that serves Baltika beer from St. Petersburg. #8 is a wheat that is a really fantastic summer drink. The food looked great there as well.
The Saloon is a good place. I went there several weeks ago. I think they prohibit standing. No joke.

The Brickskellar serves Baltika #8 on tap as well. I'm staying away from wheat beer after a rather disappointing experience with Bells Oberon.
post #108 of 269
$23 for pad thai?!

GPT, I've been to the Saloon for beers, but never food. I'll have to give it a try. A good friend just moved to a place adjacent to Meridien Hill Park, so I have a place to crash now after a beer or two too many.

I haven't been eating out much lately; saving my cash for my upcoming Charleston vacation.
post #109 of 269
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It looks like there aren't that many choices for bbq around here. There was a DC bbq cook-off last week on Penn Ave, but I didn't know about it until today. Bummer! Now I have the bbq bug and probably will have to have some by the end of this week.
I go to the Barbeque Battle every year, and I wonder why I did immediately afterward. It is way overcrowded and the competitors in the battle aren't selling their wares. Instead, you get BBQ restaurants, some better than others, selling food. I made the mistake of choosing the vendor with the shortest line, and ended up with some of the most mediocre BBQ I have ever tasted. Then again, it could be the result of preparing BBQ for hundreds of people and having the finished food sitting around for sale.
post #110 of 269
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^^Hey its you again!
Newsflash..the OP enjoyed some of hte places I suggested. Places that you probably would of never thought of. And I dont think you knwo what good food tastes like. So again, STFU and stop acting like a douche

Wow.
post #111 of 269
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It depends on what your point of reference is. The BBQ I've had in DC isn't bad, but it's nowhere as good as the best I've had, which was prepared by a former co-worker from Texas. Old Glory is worth trying.

I'm not a hardcore connoisseur, but I can tell when the meat is good or when the restaurant douses sauce all over it to cover the bad meat. I went to undergrad in Atlanta, so I've been fortunate to have had some good southern bbq (GA, TN and AL). I've also been to a couple of decent joints in TX (can't remember which though). If Old Glory uses good meat and smokes it right, that's half the battle. The other half, IMO, is keeping the sauce simple.
post #112 of 269
The best BBQ that I have had is Capital Q in chinatown. I have heard from native Texans that this is pretty close.

I also heard about a place up in Columbia Heights called the Rib Pit. Apparently it is SHADY and behind bulletproof glass, but it's pretty tasty.

Old Glory and Rocklands are decent. DC is about as far north as youre going to find tolerable BBQ.
post #113 of 269
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I'm not a hardcore connoisseur, but I can tell when the meat is good or when the restaurant douses sauce all over it to cover the bad meat. I went to undergrad in Atlanta, so I've been fortunate to have had some good southern bbq (GA, TN and AL). I've also been to a couple of decent joints in TX (can't remember which though). If Old Glory uses good meat and smokes it right, that's half the battle. The other half, IMO, is keeping the sauce simple.


They have a bunch of different sauces, I think. All this talk of BBQ is making me hungry!
post #114 of 269
ugh. i worked at old glory a few summers ago. the food is pretty good, then you work around it so much and get sick of it. when it comes to capital city restaurants (the company that owns old glory and some other georgetown restaurants) i think my favorite has to be paolo's.
post #115 of 269
Does anyone frequent Tryst? I go there to draw people sometimes but have always left before 9pm because of its transformation into an ID checking lounge (and the usually dim the lights around 8:55). If you've been there about an hour beforehand will they just leave you be or ask you to give proof of age?

I don't know why anyone would know this and actually don't care. I just wanted to bring up Tryst. Don't really like their sandwiches, service is dodgy (though good if you want to skip out on your check, unfortunately I spend the time to hunt down my waitress and make sure she takes my cash), but they give you a big mug of coffee with stale animal crackers and it feels like a bunch of living rooms were smushed together and the walls removed.

Pretty people, as well.

I should be a boy about town on Yelp.
post #116 of 269
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The best BBQ that I have had is Capital Q in chinatown. I have heard from native Texans that this is pretty close.

We stopped by there yesterday, but unfortunately they were closed (~9PM). We ended up at the Chinatown Express for some hand made noodles and roast duck. Yumm!!! Cheap, too.
post #117 of 269
willsw...what do you draw on? your (scans?) look awesome
post #118 of 269
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willsw...what do you draw on?

There's a store, New York Central Art Supplies, on 3rd ave around 10th or 11th st. in Manhattan, they make beautiful, high quality, good value sketchpads. A godsend when you enter art school and realize every single one of these unique kiddos totes their I'mtoocoolforaUtrechtsketchbook moleskine and you (me), as an even more unique kiddo (who also showed up with a moleskine) needs to up the individualism ante with a nice book from up the street.
post #119 of 269
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There's a store, New York Central Art Supplies, on 3rd ave around 10th or 11th st. in Manhattan, they make beautiful, high quality, good value sketchpads. A godsend when you enter art school and realize every single one of these unique kiddos totes their I'mtoocoolforaUtrechtsketchbook moleskine and you (me), as an even more unique kiddo (who also showed up with a moleskine) needs to up the individualism ante with a nice book from up the street.

Which art school do you go to?
post #120 of 269
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Does anyone frequent Tryst? I go there to draw people sometimes but have always left before 9pm because of its transformation into an ID checking lounge (and the usually dim the lights around 8:55). If you've been there about an hour beforehand will they just leave you be or ask you to give proof of age? I don't know why anyone would know this and actually don't care. I just wanted to bring up Tryst. Don't really like their sandwiches, service is dodgy (though good if you want to skip out on your check, unfortunately I spend the time to hunt down my waitress and make sure she takes my cash), but they give you a big mug of coffee with stale animal crackers and it feels like a bunch of living rooms were smushed together and the walls removed. Pretty people, as well. I should be a boy about town on Yelp.
Ive been there a shit load of times but only after 10 usually so IDK. However, Busboys and Poet aint that bad either..its kinda like tryst but with a different crowd and soehwat better service and seating... They dont card for entry at anytime so you can def stay there till close... Also, if you are underage and want to drink with out an ID go to this hookah place ...(I cant remember the name rightnow for some reason but its past maggie moos down hill and its not prince) its a small place go up stairs sit down and order whatever you want ..they shoudlnt card u
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