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Time to quit starving! Artist-friendly food and more.
« on: August 15, 2005, 01:23:30 PM »
There comes a time in every artist's life when they need to quit starving, and get something to eat.  Many of us actually eat, what ever the stereotypes might imply.  Lets begin a discussion of our favorite artsy hang outs.  Where we eat, drink, play, and socialize.  What are your favorite joints, dives, or posh hangouts.  Reply below with your suggestions and why you like them.  I'll add yours to this post.

Time to quit starving:

Dr Dremo's Tap House
(A great indie/punk hangout.  Bar food and beer only.  Rugged atmosphere and pool tables!)
2001 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 528-4660
http://www.drdremo.com/


Galaxy Hut
(a damn good burger and live indie music)
2711 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 525 - 8646
http://galaxyhut.com/

Jaleo
(Tapas to Die for.. just think about it.  deep fried bacon wraped dates.)
(202) 628-7949
480 7th St., NW
Washington, DC
http://www.jaleo.com/

Misha's
(great indie coffee shop)
(703) 548-4089
102 S Patrick St
Alexandria, VA

Number 9 Lounge
(above the evening star)
(703) 549-5051   
2000 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA

The Warehouse Cafe
(excellent coffee, art, and more on 7th)
(202) 783-0699   1017 7th St NW
Washington, DC
http://www.warehousetheater.com/


Tallula (wonderful food including a mini-burger with truffle butter.  Great style and interior.  Many wines available by the glass.)
(703) 778-5051   
2761 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA

UPDATE: Please include address and phone number to your suggestioins.  Add a link if available!
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2005, 06:59:27 AM »
Here's a list off the top of my head, if I think of more... I'll edit....


Bistro du Coin - No doubt there is great "people-watching" here! Relaxed true bistro with a casual atmosphere.  Very different atmosphere depending on what day you go!  I love Sundays, not as frantic as Friday/Saturday nights and still good people watching.  If you love a place with great energy - come on a Fri./Sat. night.
1738 Connecticut Ave
202-234-6969
definitely make reservation if you plan on having dinner rather than hanging at the bar
http://www.washingtonian.com/dining/Profiles/bistrotcoin.html

Little Fountain Cafe - great little spot for a quiet meal with someone special.
2339 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-462-8100
http://www.littlefountaincafe.com/pages/555222/

Tonic Bar - Damn great bar (extremely smokey - stay away if this bothers you) - well, not smokey anymore now that there is a ban  ; but the real find is their restaurant upstairs (away from the smoke).  Incredible food!  Everything I've ever eaten there has been fabulous!
3155 Mt. Pleasant St. NW
Washington, DC 20010
202-986-7661
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?node=entertainment/profile&id=1094529&typeId=5

Radius Pizza - mmm mmm good NY style pizza!!
3155 Mt. Pleasant St. NW
Washington, DC 20010
http://www.dcist.com/archives/2005/05/19/a_slice_of_new_york_in_dc.php

**EDIT**
New Orleans Cafe - My goodness, how could I have forgotten to list these guys!  I love breakfast here!!  The best damn coffee!  Sit in the window seat and enjoy your meal while you read the paper, and watch the line-up at the diner (poor shmucks!)   :wink:
2412 18th ST NW
Washington, DC
202-234-0420
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?node=entertainment/profile&id=792231&typeId=2&type=restaurants


- Jenn
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Time to quit starving! Artist-friendly food and more.
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2005, 08:50:32 AM »
Madam's Organ —Voted #1 best bar in DC by Playboy!
http://www.madamsorgan.com/
Soul Food Restaurant & Blues Bar
2461 18th St, NW


Kramers Afterwords Cafe & Grill —Great food (and books)!
http://www.kramers.com/
517 Conn. Ave, NW


Teaism —A serene alternative to coffee!
http://www.teaism.com/
2009 R St, NW - Dupont Circle
800 Connecticut Ave, NW - White House
400 8th St, NW - MCI Arena


The Brickskeller —Famous for their large selection of beer!
http://www.thebrickskeller.com/
Dining House and Down Home Saloon
1523 22nd St, NW
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2005, 10:49:24 AM »
Tandoori Nights - kentlands/gaithersburg
106 Market St.
Gaithersburg, MD
301-947-4007
Open daily for lunch and dinner.
http://216.33.101.120/dining/Profiles/tandoorinighJuly_2003.html (comprehensive review)
the murals on the walls are awesome and colorful, and they have a bar area and dining area.  food is awesome!  lots of vegetarian options.

Yuan Fu Vegetarian Restaurant
798 Rockville Pike
Rockville,  MD   20852
Phone: 301-762-5937
http://cityguide.aol.com/washington/entertainment/venue.adp?sbid=102303481
totally vegan, and very tasty.  they have a HUGE menu, 6 pages long, and all veggie friendly.

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This is making me hungry!
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2005, 11:04:10 AM »
Yuan Fu Vegetarian is FANTASTIC!  (It's right near Rockville Printing and Graphics).  They make a killer hot & sour soup. My favorite dish is Pinapple Chicken and my wife's is their Duck Hot Pot. Lots of great dishes that taste great and they are all vegan... amazing!  

I need to try Tandoori Nights. Sounds like another nifty place.
Thanks Erin!
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2005, 03:28:26 PM »
Madras Palace
74 Bureau Dr.
Diamond Square
Gaithersburg, MD
301-977-1600
http://www.washingtonian.com/dining/Profiles/madraspalace.html
Open daily for lunch and dinner.

they have an awesome lunch buffet on certain days (i think it's weekends and monday).  again, this is completely vegetarian indian food, and they offer vegan options as well.  

the atmosphere is a little funny though - they have fake flowers taped to the walls in the upper section of seating, and last time we were there, there was a segment of music that kept getting played over and over again, but not like a skip, because it started and stopped in different places.  but i can look past that, because the food is awesome!

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Yummies
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2005, 07:37:08 AM »
I'm with Alexandra..I always love an Irish Pub! I think she has them covered!

Here are some other types of vunues with good eats that I enjoy:

The Diner in Adams Morgan on 18th street....great real cherry Coke complete with Cherries

Tryst in Adams Morgan on 18th street...great reasonably priced salads and sandwiches and a two martini lunch special

Franklins in Hyattsville, MD on Rhode Island Ave....a great brewery with good food...food;s a little pricey for a brewery, but they have a good happy hour and great micro-brew beer..I prefer the Blonde Bombshell brew...mmmmmm

Island Jim's in Brookland...it hasd a mini beach and good food with an Island flavor....
Monroe and 9th street, near Catholic U..very unique place!
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A couple of Silver Spring joints
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2005, 10:30:59 PM »
If you're ever around downtown Silver Spring (like when taking down a show, for instance...), there are some great options:

Just up the street from Los Arrieros is a Mayorga coffee shop – nice space to hang out, big comfy chairs, and live jazz and other music (along with a bar) some evening. They've created some kind of 'art alley' behind the building too, although I can't say I've seen it yet myself.

My favorite local watering hole is the Quarry House Tavern, just off Georgia Ave. It's a great pub – totally unpretentious and friendly staff. I understand it was a speakeasy back in the prohibition days.

There's a good Ethiopian restaurant on Fenton, a block off of Georgia Ave. I can't remember the name, unfortunately! But they have a very authentic feeling indoor dining area and a rooftop deck for the nice nights. One suggestion – stay away from the Ethiopian wine. Ick.

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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2005, 03:40:00 PM »
Jaleo
(202) 628-7949
480 7th St., NW
Washington, DC
http://www.jaleo.com

Jackie's Restaurant
8081 Georgia Ave.,
Silver Spring,  MD   20910
Phone: 301-565-9700

Eggspectation
923 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring,
Maryland 20910
Tel: 301.585.1700 Fax:301.585.1905
http://www.downtownsilverspring.com
Kind of overwhelming at first, but the food is EXCELLENT and they have the best margarita around.

RAKU
Dupont Circle
1900 Q St., NW
Washington, DC
202-265-7258
Open daily for lunch and dinner.       
Bethesda
7240 Woodmont Ave.
Bethesda, MD
301-718-8680
Review: http://www.washingtonian.com/dining/Profiles/raku.html
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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2005, 12:08:21 PM »
Hey Silver Spring folks... I work in downtown Silver Spring and am just HURTING for some good Indian food... any suggestions for Indian food within walking distance of the SS metro?

Thanks!

Jenn

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Pizza and Beer.
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2006, 04:41:22 PM »
Another tasty place can be found at Pizzeria Paradiso.  A great modern pie.  Check it out.
3282 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007 
(202) 337-1245

The DCist has a blurb on the new bar below.  Read about it (here)...

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Re: Time to quit starving! Artist-friendly food and more.
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2006, 09:31:37 PM »
For Indian food in downtown Silver Spring, the only place I know is Bombay Gaylord, on Georgia Ave. at the corner of Bonifant. I don't know if I'd call it GOOD Indian food, but it's cheap. I think they have a lunch buffet.

Mandalay is just up the street from there (on Bonifant). It's not actually Indian – it's Burmese food - basically somewhere between Indian and Thai food, from what I can tell. It's quite good, and not expensive.

Brian

Hey Silver Spring folks... I work in downtown Silver Spring and am just HURTING for some good Indian food... any suggestions for Indian food within walking distance of the SS metro?

Thanks!

Jenn

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Re: Time to quit starving! Artist-friendly food and more.
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2006, 08:30:14 AM »
Great thanks!  I'll check it out today!  Think I'll go for Mandalay (never had Burmese food before, I don't think).

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Re: Time to quit starving! Artist-friendly food and more.
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2006, 11:13:14 AM »
For those Virginia bound eaters.  Check out:

Gua Rapo
2039 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201 
(703) 528-6500

Excellent hispanic food.  Great live latin music.  And a really cool interior.

" Overview The owner of Chi-Cha Lounge and Gazuza brings couches, cocktails and a sleek lounge vibe to Arlington.  " -The Washington Post

Read a review (here)

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Re: Time to quit starving! Artist-friendly food and more.
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2006, 11:20:31 PM »
Beyond cafe asia, what's the group's opinion on the best Chinese place in the arlington rosslyn area or DC?  I'm not thinking about atmosphere here, but just the best damn food!  Thoughts?

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Re: Time to quit starving! Artist-friendly food and more.
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2006, 08:58:19 AM »
Beyond cafe asia, what's the group's opinion on the best Chinese place in the arlington rosslyn area or DC?  I'm not thinking about atmosphere here, but just the best damn food!  Thoughts?

I don't know about Rosslyn, but see the post above by Erin (aka Halo) for "Yuan Fu Vegetarian Restaurant". It's worth the trip out to Rockville. Best Chinese food EVER (and I'm not saying that just because it's all vegy — but it's a nice bonus for me.)

In DC, "City Lights" in Dupont Circle is also pretty good.
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Re: Time to quit starving! Artist-friendly food and more.
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2006, 01:33:14 PM »
Yes.  I was looking for opinions on somone that would deliver.  I don't think they would make it out my way!  :smt064 :mrgreen:

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Re: Time to quit starving! Artist-friendly food and more.
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2006, 01:42:36 PM »
Yuan FU!!!!!!! that is the best chinese place in the area!!!!!!!!!( im mostly saying that cuz of the meat free menu... :mrgreen:.)

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Re: Time to quit starving! Artist-friendly food and more.
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2006, 12:32:33 PM »
Sounds like fun.  Where are they?  Anywhere near the Full Yum? 

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« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2006, 02:38:35 PM »
rockville pike, up by the big marlo store.