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Old 08-19-2016, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Yes DC does have a lot of Fast Casual places but there are all clustered in the Foggy Bottom/Downtown/China town area and once you get into various neighborhoods throughout the city it's hard to find other places to go to outside of the maybe two thats in your neighborhood.
It is interesting to note that the increasing growth of neighborhood restaurants in DC as of late has included cheaper options and a deepening diversity of food styles to go along with it.

The DC food scene has been changing so fast that if a person hasn't been to DC in 2 or 3 years (especially in DC neighborhoods away from downtown), the person really wouldn't know the food scene of current DC in 2016.

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Old 08-19-2016, 04:35 PM
 
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It is interesting to note that the increasing growth of neighborhood restaurants in DC as of late has included cheaper options and a deepening diversity of food styles to go along with it.

The DC food scene has been changing so fast that if a person hasn't been to DC in 2 or 3 years (especially in DC neighborhoods away from downtown), the person really wouldn't know the food scene of current DC in 2016.
Agreed! This will be true for at least another 20 years looking at the pipeline of development in previously untouched neighborhoods.
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Agreed! This will be true for at least another 20 years looking at the pipeline of development in previously untouched neighborhoods.
I think it would be a fun and revealing exercise to see, among posters on city-data who don't live in the DC area but like to post in DC threads, how long it has been since their last visit to DC (and more specifically DC neighborhoods [Columbia Heights, Petworth, Shaw, Bloomingdale, Adams Morgan, Woodley Park, H Street corridor, Navy Yard, etc.] away from the federal buildings) so we could know how much to discount their opinion (or not) of the food scene in DC 2016 and other DC-related topics of interest for that matter.

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Old 08-20-2016, 10:22 PM
 
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Sounds like malarkey.
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Old 08-21-2016, 07:59 AM
 
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^ lls lol
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:23 AM
 
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I agree with a previous poster, I think D.C. is a good spot for a variety of cuisines, but nothing has ever blown me away like New Orleans, LA, NYC and some parts of the south to name a few. Most places in D.C. I come away with having a good meal, but not mind blowing. Of course having said all of that I'm open for suggestions.........
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:50 AM
 
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I agree with a previous poster, I think D.C. is a good spot for a variety of cuisines, but nothing has ever blown me away like New Orleans, LA, NYC and some parts of the south to name a few. Most places in D.C. I come away with having a good meal, but not mind blowing. Of course having said all of that I'm open for suggestions.........
Pineapple and Pearls, Maketto.
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:01 PM
 
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It is interesting to note that the increasing growth of neighborhood restaurants in DC as of late has included cheaper options and a deepening diversity of food styles to go along with it.

The DC food scene has been changing so fast that if a person hasn't been to DC in 2 or 3 years (especially in DC neighborhoods away from downtown), the person really wouldn't know the food scene of current DC in 2016.
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Agreed! This will be true for at least another 20 years looking at the pipeline of development in previously untouched neighborhoods.
And you know, this is very interesting, which may say a lot about a city in terms of transiency and unfamiliarity.

I suppose growing up in NY/NJ, where businesses are around for a long time, and the owners know you by name, it feels nice to go back and look at the picture walls that date back to the early 90s and late 80s. Even some fine dining restaurants have these types of memorabilia to demonstrate longevity and sustainability. Also, I have a Jamaican spot I go to every time I hit up Queens. I would be dang if I show up and it is no longer there due to some constant change. The people know my order because I order the same each time.

Whenever my sister orders from a few Italian fine dining local restaurants for pick up in Jersey, they always welcome her by name. It's actually refreshing.

I don't know, I guess some people, who group up around certain "neighborhood feel" areas, prefer tradition rather than change.
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