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Monday, October 03, 2011

Local Link Round Up

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Is Shawafel (1322 H Street) the best inexpensive food in the Atlas District? Some commenters on Chowhound think so. The Going Out Gurus point out that Dangerously Delicious Pies (LINK PLAYS MUSIC, 1339 H Street) offers up some damn fine vegan fruit pies. Down the street local food blog Fork It praises the Atlas Room (1015 H Street). Could we be looking at a new pizza place from Chef Mike Isabella of Graffiato? The City Paper says it's a possibility. Young and Hungry asks if Horace and Dickie's (809 12th Street NE) fried fish sandwich might be DC's signature sandwich, but some commenters think it's a sub from Litteri's (517-519 Morse Street).

Greater Greater Washington looks at commercial rent pricing and how it impacts what businesses open/stay open where.

More H Street Festival fun can be found over the Vinyl District and Man on the Street DC.

It's not too early to start thinking about Halloween. Little Miss Whiskey's (1104 H Street) is already selling tickets to their event. Red Palace (1212 H Street) also has some interesting things planned.

One final interesting tidbit, the Washington Post reports on the possibility of a movie theater occupying the Uline Arena.

9 comments:

andrew said...

1) I'd love to see the Uline able to accomodate music events. They wouldn't need to be frequent, and it'd be awesome if they crafted a space that could be used for live theatre, movies, and concerts. DC doesn't really have any venues that are bigger than the 930, but smaller than the Verizon Center.

2) Taylor makes better sandwiches than Litteri's. It's all about the bread, and Litteri's bread is almost embarrassingly bad for a real Italian deli (I say that unironically -- Litteri's is the real deal; their bread just sucks).

Also, Taylor wins points for having more "interesting" sandwiches. The ingredients always seem fresh, and it's nice to see a sub shop taking a stand against mayo and cold cuts (wherever possible). Last week, on a whim, I got a side of Tortellini salad with my sub, and it was *really* good. Wasn't expecting that, but awesome to see that the guys there pay attention to everything, right down to the side dishes.

Of course, you could say that Litteri's is a NYC export, and that Taylor is a Philly export, and you'd be right. Our "signature sandwich" remains the Half Smoke.

Anonymous said...

Elise, do you know if there will be the Thriller dance party for Halloween on H this year? If so, what date and time. I cant seem to find anything online about it.

Thanks,

Jordan

inked said...

Jordan,
I don't have details yet, but I fully expect Thriller to return in 2011.

Anonymous said...

I think Taylor's cutlet sandwiches are good, while the regular hoagies are lacking. I think most of their sandwiches suffer from soggy, too much lettuce though.

I too enjoy harder bread. I believe Literri's gets bread from Catania on N Capitol, and I think it's really good. Their 9" hoagie is the best, both because it's the only 9" hoagie I know of (perfect size for me) and because that size has a harder roll there.

I think Litteri's is tops in the DC sandwich world, that Schwafel is top H street food with H&D's and the cheesesteaks at water ice tied for a close second. Taylor is 3rd, but like I said, I think they do some things well, also.

So much relies on how you like food prepared...if a places does it another way you inherently wont like the place.

Dave B said...

Litteri's 6 inch and 12 inch bread isnt good. The 9 inch is very good. I've been to like 4 italian restaurants in dc and 2 that i can remember use the same bread. The other 2 i just dont remember. Pretty sure it is from Catania

inked said...

I only eat the nine inch at Litteri's. I'm a fan of harder bread.

Anonymous said...

pretty sure the 9" is what Litteris is known for, and for good reason. best sandwich in town

Anonymous said...

Being lazy and impatient, I often grab the prepared subs from Literri's fridge up front. The problem is they tend to be a little soggy, especially the soft rolls. The guy at the counter told me to throw it in the oven for a few minutes. I've never eaten any Literri's sub cold again. Trust me on this.

Anonymous said...

"often grab the prepared subs from Literri's fridge up front. The problem is they tend to be a little soggy, especially the soft rolls. The guy at the counter told me to throw it in the oven for a few minutes. I've never eaten any Literri's sub cold again. Trust me on this."

honestly that is characteristic of really any pre-prepared hoagie, especially if it includes lettuce or dressing. If I get one to order, and I know I won't eat it for a few hours, I'll get italian seasoning (dry) rather than dressing or other wet ingredients. Agree on heating subs, that's a treat.