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Haven’t been back to DC in 3 years so these may be dated but:
Bad Saint is great Filipino food if it’s still around.
Ethiopian food also wonderful. We used to go to Dukem but there’s so many good ones around.
 

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if you can, go to timber pizza, was my favorite place ever while in DC.
The true DC pizza experience is Jumbo Slice in Adams Morgan. You can feel your heart valves shut as your body absorbs the grease. Just don't try to eat it sober. The alcohol and grease neutralize each other.
 

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The true DC pizza experience is Jumbo Slice in Adams Morgan. You can feel your heart valves shut as your body absorbs the grease. Just don't try to eat it sober. The alcohol and grease neutralize each other.
Ducinni's is the best option of alll the jumbo slices, don't even need to be slam bammed after a night at Dan's
 

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I'm looking for some Castañer loafer sizing advice. Here's how my current shoes land: 9.5 most sneakers; 9 in Vans slip ons; 8.5D in most boots/dress shoes (8C in Alden Indy, which I think is consistent); 41 in Birk Boston; and for my one pair of loafers I sized down .5 to an 8, per the brand's recommendation (they're comfy but snug and need a shoe horn to get on--though haven't been worn much at all yet).

I'm thinking 42 or 41. I tried searching the thread but the advice seemed to point in both directions. What do you all think?
 

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I'm looking for some Castañer loafer sizing advice. Here's how my current shoes land: 9.5 most sneakers; 9 in Vans slip ons; 8.5D in most boots/dress shoes (8C in Alden Indy, which I think is consistent); 41 in Birk Boston; and for my one pair of loafers I sized down .5 to an 8, per the brand's recommendation (they're comfy but snug and need a shoe horn to get on--though haven't been worn much at all yet).

I'm thinking 42 or 41. I tried searching the thread but the advice seemed to point in both directions. What do you all think?
I size down with Castaner and Drake's espadrilles. I'm an 11.5 and had size 45 last season but they always came off my heel when walking. I went with 44 in both brands this year and they fit much better. Sizing down seemed to work.
 

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I agree with sizing down in Castaner if you are between sizes. I wear a size US9.5 (EU42.5) dress shoe. I get major heel slippage in a size 43 Castaner that would likely only get worse with wear. Size 42 is a bit snug to start off with but breaks in nicely for a good fit.
 

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Did you get the Italian roast pork (i.e. w/ provolone & broccoli rabe)?
Yes. Got that + cheesesteak with whiz and onions + cheesesteak with provolone and onions. Sweet potato fries. Onion rings

cheesesteaks > roast pork (4 votes to 0)
 
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I'm looking for some Castañer loafer sizing advice. Here's how my current shoes land: 9.5 most sneakers; 9 in Vans slip ons; 8.5D in most boots/dress shoes (8C in Alden Indy, which I think is consistent); 41 in Birk Boston; and for my one pair of loafers I sized down .5 to an 8, per the brand's recommendation (they're comfy but snug and need a shoe horn to get on--though haven't been worn much at all yet).

I'm thinking 42 or 41. I tried searching the thread but the advice seemed to point in both directions. What do you all think?
Hahaha, this question comes up whenever the weather starts turning warmer. I'll throw an alternate out there to Smitty's and Ambulance's replies - size up if you're in between sizes!

My optimal shoe size for non-athletic footwear is 11.5/44.5, and I always go with a size 45 in Castañers. They've held up well for me, I've pounded around San Francisco, London, Paris, and Barcelona, no issues with heel slippage or pinching or toes flopping etc. And if they turn out to be a touch too big, you can add tongue pads to make them more snug.
 

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