You know the drill - come to Sweetgreen when you need to feel better about your weekend food and alcohol binge, or if you just want an actually good salad. It’ll save you both time and the embarrassment of uttering, “The Beets Don’t Kale My Vibe, please” - but your dressing will come on the side.
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&pizza does make-your-own fast-casual pizza, and it’s great for an easy lunch or dinner in Foggy Bottom.
Beefsteak has things like beet burgers on the menu, but also rice bowls for the less health-crazed. Use it for a quick lunch in Foggy Bottom.
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A highly attractive spot located on the highly trendy Blagden Alley, The Dabney will impress both your date and your Instagram followers.
A classic that can be used for dates or heavy drinking. Maybe even at the same time. The food’s great too.
Rose’s Luxury is one of DC’s best restaurants, according to pretty much everyone. Get ready to get in line.
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Smoked & Stacked
Smoked & Stacked is a sandwich shop in Shaw that will meet (and exceed) all your greasy pastrami needs.
The food at Colada Shop is just okay, but the space and location make it a good place for a quick meal around U Street.
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.
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