Hst has a great showing in this years 2012 best of Dining by Team Express of Express Newspaper. Heres how it went down…
Sushi: Sticky Rice DC
Dishes at Sticky Rice have names as intriguing as their ingredients. Try the Drawn-n-Buttered roll (with shrimp, crab and garlic butter), the Billy Goat’s Gruff (broiled yellow tail sashimi with goat cheese) or one of the many vegan and vegetarian options. Their signature Sticky Balls (shut up) can be filled with tuna and crab or veggies. And what’s a sushi feast without a bucket of tater tots and a cocktail on the side? Asian pear sangria, please! E.B.
1st: Sticky Rice DC, 1224 H St. NE; 202-397-7655.
2nd: Sushi Taro, 1503 17th St. NW; 202-462-8999. (Dupont Circle)
3rd: Kushi, 465 K St. NW; 202-682-3123. (Mt. Vernon Square)
New Restaurant: Toki Underground
Toki Underground is actually on the second floor. The contradictions don’t end there at this uber-hip H Street noodle house. A wood-beam ceiling tops a restaurant that’s a riot of graffiti and anime wallpaper, while Taiwanese-style ramen in a traditional “tonkotsu” broth gets topped with five-spice fried chicken, homemade sriracha sauce and other creative touches from Taipei-born chef Erik Bruner-Yang. He says he’s “honoring the tradition of making ramen,” while pleasing our modern palates. E.B.
1st: Toki Underground, 1234 H St. NE; 202-388-3086.
2nd: The Pig, 1320 14th St. NW; 202-290-2821.
3rd: Mintwood Place, 1813 Columbia Road NW, 202-234-6732. (Woodley Park)
Sandwich: Taylor Gourmet
This is where President Obama sat down in May to break bread and talk economics with small-business owners, including the shop’s leading men, David Mazza and Casey Patten. We can see why: Even if the sandwiches can’t single-handedly save the economy, they surely are inspiring. The gold standard is the Pattinson Avenue: roasted pork, broccoli rabe and provolone. Sesame-sprinkled hoagies are Taylor’s signature, so if you don’t have a need for seed, best reach for one of their six salads. M.S.
1st: Taylor Gourmet, multiple locations.
2nd: SUNdeVICH, 1314 9th St. NW. (Mt. Vernon Square)
3rd: Jetties, multiple locations.
Pie: Dangerously Delicious Pies
This H Street NE shop and food truck (@ThePieTruckDC) have enabled Washingtonians to indulge in the fantasy of eating pie for every single meal. In this no-longer-unrealistic world of pastry bliss, you might enjoy a spinach-goat cheese quiche for breakfast, pork BBQ pie for lunch and steak chili pie for dinner. Leave room for dessert! There’s a slice of the Baltimore Bomb (vanilla chess, topped with Charm City’s signature Berger cookies) with your name on it. K.A.
1st: Dangerously Delicious Pies, 1339 H St. NE; 202-398-7437.
2nd: Baked & Wired, 1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW; 202-333-2500.
3rd: Pie Sisters, 3423 M St. NW; 202-338-7437.
The Post Scehdule
Monday: Caption Contest and stories from the server/customers point of view. Pictures from the weaken.
Tuesday: Music, new and old, Heavy Metal Slide a look back and some ridiculous heavy metal videos, reviews and upcoming shows
Wednesdays: Yumday food pics and the sticky gram of the week, what is that? its where you tag your pic #stickyricerva, stickyricedc, stickyricebmore and we pic the best one from the lot.
Thrusday: the weekends bucket list…whats coming up this weekend and next..making the plans etc…
Friday and saturday…reviewing the best and worst of the week….
Be kind out there its tricky!!!
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