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


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●“I went to Acqua al 2 in Capitol Hill with friends to celebrate a birthday. It was amazing and I can’t wait to go back,”wrote LYF108 .

janetlmccaslin was pleasantly surprised by the authentic Tex-Mex and generous portions at Azteca Restaurant and Cantina in College Park.

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darigoni raved about remixed classics (lobster mac and cheese and rich milkshakes) at Rays3 in Arlington County.

●And props to self-proclaimed “solo diner” vfgmne , who braved Snowtober to get a half-priced Angus burger, topped with crispy onion rings, at the Hunter’s Inn in Potomac.

So where did you dine this weekend? We’ve posted last week’s reviews below — tell us in the comments if you’ve tried any of them and where you dined this past weekend. We may feature your comment in next week’s post.

I’ll start: I was fighting a cold this weekend and stayed home. But I did make a trip to Cafe Green in Dupont Circle on Thursday night to combat said cold with vegan goodness. I had the whimsically named Seoul Food Platter: jobche noodles with brown rice and a mung bean pancake. For dessert, I had a delicious raw cashew-banana ice cream sundae.

Last week’s reviews:

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Where: 515 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Tom Sietsema says: “A cool salad of sliced beef, fresh mint and toasted rice is followed by soft pumpkin draped with creamy red curry, which creates a hush as it is being explored. Robust comfort food has that effect. Chicken drumsticks, cooked so that their meat falls away from the bones, are sweet with palm sugar and tart with tamarind sauce.”


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Where: A shared kitchen at 2200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

Tom Sietsema says: “Count me a fan as well of District Commons’ $16 burger, shaped with cold-smoked short ribs and heaped with coleslaw. Only a fine, house-baked bun links the sandwich to the $6 model sold at Burger, Tap & Shake.

“The gentler-priced burger needs no adornment. Aged, ground beef chuck and brisket formed into a soft patty — then seared over charcoal, completed on a griddle and slipped into a glossy toasted bun — is plenty of satisfaction.”


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Where: 9 E. Church St., Frederick, Md. 21701

Rina Rapuano says: “Whether you go with subs or focaccia panini, the sandwiches are massive. But none is as big as the muffuletta, jam-packed as it is with Kaufman’s crunchy olive salad (a sort of giardiniera on steroids) plus mortadella, capicola, Genoa salami, mozzarella and provolone. The warm, zesty meatball sub, loaded with an excellent tomato sauce and provolone, is big enough to serve two.”


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Where: 1747 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

Alex Baldinger says: “There’s more to Roti than just the gimmick: The servings are plentiful, inexpensive and varied, with seasonings and condiments from a region that is otherwise underrepresented among the city’s lunch options.”

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

Bethonie Butler is a producer and a reporter on The Post’s engagement team. She oversees online comments and has also contributed to The Style Blog and She The People.

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