Stachowski’s is your best bet for a meal on the go in Georgetown. The corner market/butcher shop serves huge, meat-heavy sandwiches, as well as dinner specials like roast chicken and pork schnitzel. We prefer it earlier in the day, and our go-to order is the 4 Meat Grinder - essentially the stretch Hummer limo of Italian subs (obnoxiously huge, but when you want it, there’s no substitute).
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Thomas Sweet Ice Cream Co.
Thomas Sweet in Georgetown is one of the most classic ice cream spots in DC for good reason. Get a dipped cone.
Martin's is one of the oldest restaurants in Georgetown. And while the American/pub food is fine, you're really here for the history lesson.
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The best sandwiches in Foggy Bottom are at Jetties. Expect a long line at lunch, but the Thanksgiving Nobadeer is worth it.
One of the best spots in Bethesda for lunch. The sandwiches are stars of the menu, but they also have salads and soups.
Chicken + Whiskey
Chicken + Whiskey’s name says it all: it’s a casual Peruvian chicken spot in the front, and a vinyl bar with 100 varieties of whiskey in the back.
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Ristorante Piccolo is an Italian restaurant with a live violinist most nights. It’s over-the-top, but a good Georgetown experience to have once.
Blues Alley is a hidden bar off of Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown with live music almost every night of the week.
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