Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Eating your way through Columbia Heights: dish recommendations, part 1

by the Otis Place correspondent 

As a creature of habit, I usually find myself ordering the same dish at my favorite restaurants. And when people ask for restaurant recommendations, I take the extra step of suggesting my favorite dish. The folks at Dishcrawl DC have gone one step more, organizing culinary tours of DC neighborhoods, making their way from one local eatery to the next -- we wrote about their Columbia Heights tour a couple of weeks ago.

According to their Twitter account (@DishcrawlDC), their recent tour of Columbia Heights included Acre 121 for barbeque and mac n cheese, Alero for a Mexican sampling, Pho 14 for bahn xeo and vermicelli, and Sticky Fingers for dessert.

 Inspired by the folks at DishcrawlDC, I put together a virtual tour of some of my favorite dishes in and around Columbia Heights. What are yours?

  • Yuca con chicharron at El Rinconcito II (1326 Park Road NW almost across from Giant) 
  • Falafel with saffron basmati rice at Meridian Pint (3400 11th Street NW at Park Road) 
  • Tamales (only on weekends) at Pan Lourdes (3407 14th Street NW at Monroe) 
  • Crispy catfish parched in the wok with chili, garlic and basil at Sala Thai (3716 Georgia Avenue NW at the Petworth Metro stop) 
  • Pozole at El Chucho (3313 11th Street NW at Lamont) 
  • Spicy lemongrass Pho at Pho Viet (3513 14th Street NW at Parkwood) 
  • Cowvin cooke at Sticky Fingers (1370 Park Road NW across from Giant)

We'll have part 2 soon, with Andrew's picks!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hear they have great duck sausage