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Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 11/28/2011

D.C. Restaurant Recap: Post-Thanksgiving edition


Stacy Zarin Goldberg/For The Washington Post

It’s possible that everyone stuck to leftovers this past weekend, but with the influx of out-of-town guests that Thanksgiving brings, we thought we’d ask about restaurants you may have visited even as you were recovering from your turkey hangover.

Before I tell you where I dined this weekend, a look at last week’s reports from the culinary trenches:

•MordantHumorist, who joined a birthday fete at The Inn at Little Washington, celebrating with dishes like chilled Maine lobster and a huckleberry-pear crumble with ginger ice cream.

•stevegoldstein, who recalled a “ marvelous Vietnamese dinner at Little Saigon,” complete with fried calamari, pork riblets and a Vietnamese crepe stuffed with bean sprouts and shrimp.


Coconut-Cilantro Wrap at Elizabeth's Gone Raw. Scott Suchman/For The Washington Post.
And •doreen55 went the raw route at Elizabeth’s Gone Raw with an avocado carpaccio, served with microgreens, pistachio pesto and lemongrass vinaigrette.

I’m (almost) ashamed to admit that, despite a Thanksgiving that included my grandmother’s famed oyster stuffing and the ridiculous day-after nachos I layered with turkey, butternut squash and pepperjack cheese, I headed to Co Co. Sala with an old friend on Saturday.

I’m sort of iffy about chocolate (cake: good, truffles: very, very bad), but I really enjoyed the creative dishes I had there — crispy sweet and sour cauliflower, fries dusted with rosemary and parmesan and a zesty Creole crabcake, served with chipotle chocolate tomato glaze.

At least, I skipped dessert. Right? I’ll definitely be back since the restaurant made Going Out Guide’s list for Best Dessert in the D.C. area.

There were no restaurant reviews last week, so I’ll look forward to reading about your restaurant adventures in the comments, some of which we’ll include in next week’s post.

Also worth a read is Post food critic Tom Sietsema’s recent look at the interesting restaurant gripes that have come into his inbox.

And you can also catch up on past Restaurant Recaps.

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