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. . . Celebrated Independence With a Milkshake

Sunday, July 4, 2004; Page C02

. . . celebrated our nation's independence with a traditional milkshake. What's more American than sidling up to the malt shop bar and ordering your favorite dairy treat? So forget that low-carb, no-sugar lifestyle for a day and transport yourself to a world with fewer cares at the American City Diner.

Linda Wilde whips up a chocolate milkshake at the Northwest Washington diner. (Matt Sheehan -- The Washington Post)

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You Haven't Lived Here if You Haven't . . . (The Washington Post, Feb 6, 2005)
. . . Explored the History of D.C.'s Namesake (The Washington Post, Jan 30, 2005)
. . . Uttered the Phrase, "Let's Meet at Kramerbooks" (The Washington Post, Jan 23, 2005)
The Entire Series

The American City Diner, at 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, the diner is open 24 hours for you to grab all your favorite breakfast foods and blue-plate specials. For more information on the diner, visit www.americancitydiner.com or call 202-244-1949.

Know of a uniquely Washington area experience or a place you always take out-of-towners? Send a note to haventlived@washpost.com. For previous features, go to www.washingtonpost.com/haventlived.

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