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Old 06-04-2015, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I go to Negril eatery near Howard university! The best Jamaican spots in DC are definitely hole in the wall places and some other very good places in suburban Maryland too.
Negril is very underwhelming. In fact, it's nasty to me and a Jamaican born professor at Howard told me to stay away from there. Sweet Mango's was decent (loved their jerk chicken) but I think they closed down.
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Old 06-05-2015, 06:02 AM
 
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Negril is very underwhelming. In fact, it's nasty to me and a Jamaican born professor at Howard told me to stay away from there. Sweet Mango's was decent (loved their jerk chicken) but I think they closed down.
That's where I go because it's close to my job. I've had better places in DC though, way better. My favorite all time Jamaican spot is in Brooklyn though..... Footprints.
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:21 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Negril is very underwhelming. In fact, it's nasty to me and a Jamaican born professor at Howard told me to stay away from there. Sweet Mango's was decent (loved their jerk chicken) but I think they closed down.
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That's where I go because it's close to my job. I've had better places in DC though, way better. My favorite all time Jamaican spot is in Brooklyn though..... Footprints.
Is the Negril in DC the same ownership as the one in Silver Spring? I've been to that location if so and was not exactly impressed. I have to admit I am super picky about JA food though and still have a chance to eat it right on the Island twice a year when I go to visit my parents.

I've been to footprints as well and for a fusion type place it is solid, but you have to be in the mood for that type of food.

This is why I was somewhat caught off guard with the statement that DC was right behind NYC for West Indian food. South Florida, Hartford and Boston all seem to hit the right points in that category before DC. But as with everything, peoples tastes vary.

How is the grocery shopping situation in the DC area for West Indian ingredients? I have a cousin who lives in Arlington that I have asked, but she has terrible taste in food despite being Jamaican, so I dont really trust her recommendations.
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Old 06-08-2015, 04:30 PM
 
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SF is good for high end dining, but for low and mid price restaurants, LA should be above it. I don't think there's any certain type of cuisine that SF does significantly better. LA has the better Mexican and Asian foods. Maybe the seafood is slightly better and there's a few good Italian places in North Beach.
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Old 06-08-2015, 05:11 PM
 
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I keep hearing D.C. is bad for food, but it seems to be placing high on these lists. It's just shocking a city so cosmopolitan and sophisticated would have a bad food scene.
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Old 06-08-2015, 05:29 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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SF is good for high end dining, but for low and mid price restaurants, LA should be above it. I don't think there's any certain type of cuisine that SF does significantly better. LA has the better Mexican and Asian foods. Maybe the seafood is slightly better and there's a few good Italian places in North Beach.
South Asian food is probably a lot better in the Bay Area than it is in LA. That isn't to say LA is bad: I love Biryani House in Little Bangladesh (on 3rd and New Hampshire). But I haven't found a place like Salang Pass in Fremont (IMO, the best Afghan place I've eaten in the US) or Shalimar (there are a bunch in SF, but I liked the Berkeley one the most, only for familiarity reasons).

It's a bit more mainstream up there than it is down here for pretty obvious reasons. Though good luck finding a place like Raffi's (my favorite Persian place in Glendale) [not implying it's South Asian, but I've been obsessed with Persian food lately].

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Old 06-08-2015, 05:47 PM
 
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I keep hearing D.C. is bad for food, but it seems to be placing high on these lists. It's just shocking a city so cosmopolitan and sophisticated would have a bad food scene.
It's not bad...... It's just too expensive and it has room for improvement.
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Old 06-08-2015, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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To me, it's one thing that DC needs major improvement on IMO. To me, I've had better food in Houston than DC. They have a growing fine dining scene though.
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Old 06-08-2015, 06:08 PM
 
Location: alexandria, VA
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It's not bad...... It's just too expensive and it has room for improvement.
Also, try to find a good Jewish deli in DC. There used to be one on Georgia Ave. called Posin's that was the real deal. But it's long gone. And I can't even think of a good Italian deli in DC. Maybe a couple in Montgomery Co. In my neck of the woods, Northern Va., maybe the Italian Store in Arlington.

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Old 06-08-2015, 06:09 PM
 
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Also, try to find a good Jewish deli in DC. There used to be one on Georgia Ave. called Posen's that was the real deal. But it's long gone. And I can't even think of a good Italian deli in DC. Maybe a couple in Montgomery Co. In my neck of the woods, Northern Va., maybe the Italian Store in Arlington.
I'm Jewish myself..... I have my family to make those amazing kosher style meals. So I don't really care but yes I remember Posen's pretty upset it's gone.
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