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29 Diner - Review

29 Diner
(Diner, Fairfax City)
10536 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22030
703-591-6720
The booths are small, the tabletops are cracked, the lighting is something akin to a prison hallway, the jukeboxes play almost nothing but country music, earning 29 Diner its greasy spoon cred. This streamlined modern diner from the 1940s is listed the National Register of Historic Places. Breakfast is always served. For lunch, try a patty melt.

Ben's Chili Bowl - Review

Ben's Chili Bowl
(Burgers/Hotdogs/Halfsmokes, 12th and U)
1213 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-667-0909
Ben's Chili Bowl is a DC institution, which just celebrated its 50th birthday. Go late after an evening of Jazz on U Street or for Saturday lunch. Hope that the speakers of boom will be belting out some solid funk. Known locally and nationally for its chili half-smokes, chili dogs, milkshakes, we most love the chili cheeseburger. Only Bill Cosby (and now Obama) eats free they like to say.

Comet Ping Pong

Comet Ping Pong
(Pizza/American, Upper Northwest/Chevy Chase Circle)
5037 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
202-364-0404
Gourmet pizza, molasses-braised chicken wings, ping pong tables, arm wrestling, local artists painting on the walls, local musicians performing, and US micro brews on tap. What's not to love? We enjoy the pizza, but wish they contained more than a light sprinkling of the delicious and varied toppings.

Kramerbooks and Café - Review

(New American, Dupont Circle)
1517 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-387-1462
Kramerbooks is a cultural landmark and a must-visit-place for a person in DC. Takes care of all one's food needs from breakfast coffee through lunch till dinner with drinks, with late supper on weekends. Complete liquor service, with wines by glass and bottle and 18 beers on tap. Happy Hours are from 4 to 7pm.

Mahogony at Bohemian Caverns - Review

Mahogony at Bohemian Caverns
(New American, 11th and U street)
2001 11 Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-299-0800
Bohemian Caverns is a jazz club that holds shows for local and national artists. The Caverns are downstairs and the restaurant, Mahogany, is upstairs offering a New American menu with Southern and Caribbean emphasis. Guiness, Bass, Yuengling, Stella, Leffe Brown, Leffee Blond, Chimay White, Hoegarden, Lucifer Ale, and Delirium Tremens on tap.

Sequoia

(American/Raw Bar, Georgetown Harbor)
3000 K Street NW
Wasington, DC 20007
202-944 4200
Serving traditional American bar and raw bar fare, the lure of Sequoia is being able to look out onto the Potomac, with a great view of the Kennedy Center and the Watergate, watching boats go by, and watching scantily clad young women board the boats of typically much older men. Or if you are so lucky, hopping off your own boat for beers and some oysters.