Fun fact: Beefsteak’s trademark was initially rejected by the USPTO because the meaty name was deemed “deceptively misdescriptive” for a place that serves a beet burger. Beefsteak seems to have come out on top, because it kept the name, and expanded to several more locations, including Foggy Bottom, all of which have big bowls of grains and steamed veggies. If you are craving something besides plants (or if you’re an indignant trademark attorney), Beefsteak does have chicken sausage, eggs, and salmon.
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Foggy Bottom is more than GW students and sandwich shops (although there are a lot of those). Here’s your guide to navigating it.
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Captain Cookie and the Milk Man
When you need an afternoon-pick-me-up in the form of cookies or ice cream sandwiches, Captain Cookie in Foggy Bottom has your back.
Froggy Bottom Pub
Froggy Bottom is a mix of Vietnamese and bar food, and it’s surprisingly great for some low-key pho.
&pizza does make-your-own fast-casual pizza, and it’s great for an easy lunch or dinner in Foggy Bottom.
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A classic that can be used for dates or heavy drinking. Maybe even at the same time. The food’s great too.
The Fainting Goat
Fainting Goat isn’t great, but you’ll end up here at some point. When the time comes, go heavy on the drinks and light on the food.
Green Pig Bistro
A meal at Green Pig Bistro will be meat heavy and very good. Bring a big group and sit at the communal table.
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Bobby’s Burger Palace
For burgers in Foggy Bottom, we like Bobby’s. It works for a casual weeknight dinner or a Sunday-morning hangover cure.
Stoney’s On L
Stoney’s in Foggy Bottom has a good patio, a solid happy hour, and plenty of TV’s to watch the game on.
Swizzler Gourmet Hotdogs
Swizzler is a gourmet hot dog truck (you have options like pesto and mozzarella) that you can find around GW, Georgetown, and Northwest DC.
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