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Out of the park: where the Nationals like to hang out

Drew Storen's Twitter followers know that the Washington reliever is a big fan of Matchbox. The night the Nationals clinched a playoff berth last season, he tweeted an ode to the mini-burgers at the Barracks Row restaurant:

So we asked some of his teammates to share their favorite places to go or things to do in the area:

Matchbox on Capitol Hill. (Dominic Bracco II / For The Washington Post)

"I would probably say either ride on a boat on the Potomac, or I like checking out Georgetown. We don’t ever get to do all that kind of stuff. I like going there and actually seeing it. I haven’t really checked out the monuments or the museums. I’d like to do that next year. Or, I go to Rochie’s house and shoot my bow all the time. That’s one way to get away." -- outfielder Tyler Moore


"We lived on the Potomac [near Mount Vernon last season], so we could go down there and fish right there, right out our back door." -- first baseman Adam LaRoche


"Fogo de Chao." -- catcher Wilson Ramos


Fogo de Chao (Evy Mages / For The Washington Post) Fogo de Chao (Evy Mages / For The Washington Post)


"Probably the park, because I’m trying to get my daughter out of the house to get her to expend a lot of energy. We go across the street to the park [in Pentagon City] and let her run around. We grab a couple of soccer balls and kick around the soccer balls and get her tired." -- catcher Kurt Suzuki


"Sei. I’m a big sushi guy. [Sei] has good energy. It’s like a cool, modern decor and stuff." -- pitcher Tyler Clippard

Sei (Dominic Bracco II / For The Washington Post) Sei (Dominic Bracco II / For The Washington Post)

"My spot is Circa. The one I go to is in Clarendon. It’s got really good food. Espi actually turned me on to it. He lived right above the place, so we would go there all the time." -- pitcher Ryan Mattheus


"The Occidental Grill." -- utility player Steve Lombardozzi

Read more from the Going Out Guide: 

• Home cookin' (and drinking) for Nats fans near Nationals Park

• A winning combination: Maury Povich, Anthony Williams and others share their love for D.C. baseball



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