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Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 12/12/2011

D.C. Restaurant Recap: Where did you eat this weekend?


The Sunburst Rainbow Trout served with path valley cauliflower and caper and almond beurre noisette at Wit & Wisdom, A Tavern by Michael Mina. (Photo by Matt McClain for The Washington Post)
What can cure a case of the Mondays better than a dose of good old nostalgia and inspiration for the weekend ahead?

So, we ask — where did you eat this weekend, or where are you looking forward to dining?

As a creature of habit, I headed to my favorite restaurant, El Centro D.F. to celebrate my 27th 25th birthday. The Mexican fare is both standard and standout here — I had fish tacos, rice and more chips and guacamole than I’d care to admit. For dessert, I had a delicious tres leches cake.

Looking forward to hearing about your own culinary adventures in the comments — remember that we’ll post the best ones in next week’s recap

Need ideas on where to stop next? Recent reviews by The Post’s food team and a solid roundup on the area’s best pizza are linked below.

Last week’s reviews:

(Follow this week’s Restaurant Recap on Foursquare.)


The Choucroute Garni at The Chameleon Restaurant in Baltimore, Md. (Photo by Scott Suchman/For the Washington Post)
Chameleon

Where: 4341 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 21214

Tom Sietsema says: “The season encourages choucroute garni, and I urge you to order the strapping platter here, arranged with a pork loin chop, zesty house-made garlic sausage, ham hock and carrots and potatoes.”


The chacarero sandwich with grilled steak, green beans, tomatoes, and avocado at Paila Chilean Cafe and Grill. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)
Paila Grill

Where: 1424 Park Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20010

Rina Rapuano says: “We tried the tasty Italiano ($5.99), an all-beef dog topped with tomato, avocado spread and a thick smear of mayonnaise. But it's the chacarero ($7.99) — marinated beef sirloin tips, tomato, jalapeno, avocado, mayo and green beans on a toasted bun — that has us itching to go back. It comes with a side of chips and pebre; ask for extra jalapeno if you crave more heat.


The Toasted Peanut Soup with sorghum marshmallow and country fried chicken skins at Wit & Wisdom, A Tavern by Michael Mina. (Matt McClain - For The Washington Post)
Wit &Wisdom, A Tavern by Michael Mina

Where: 200 International Dr., Baltimore, Md. 21202

Tom Sietsema says: “Side dishes run from a creamy mushroom gratin topped with fried onions to fluffy hush puppies that end up tasting like chicken wing skins after they're drizzled with a syrup of honey and hot sauce at the table.”

And if you’re seeking more classic American fare, check out this list of the best pizza in the D.C. area, including the recently-reviewed Fiorella Pizzeria e Caffe.

Remember you can always upload photos of noteworthy dishes to our dining out gallery.

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