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Wassub: Fun with Fusion

Usually when you hear talk of a fusion reaction, it is during a discussion about binding nuclei and the quest for a sustainable energy source.  Well, the fusion reaction I had upon biting into one of Wassub’s delicious fusion sandwiches was a reaction of a different kind.  The party in my mouth kind.  The “why is my co-worker quietly moaning into that sandwich” kind.  Fusion is a relatively common theme running through the food truck community.  This is a good thing.  It allows for more variation and promotes culinary exploration.

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The Morning Roundup: 6/25/2012

Only one new deal to welcome you into the new week, but it is pretty crazy.

Must Buy: $5 for a Lou’s City Bar discount card from The Capitol Deal.  This savings punch card gets you ten draft beers for $2 off and five orders of wings at $5 each.  Their drafts mostly sit between $6 and $8 and a dozen wings would normally cost you $11 dollars.  Still following?  That is a total of $50 dollars in savings, to be used over time, at your leisure, for $5.  Oh, did I mention wings come in four flavors? Buffalo, BBQ, Jerk, and Chesapeake.

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Pulpo: Tentacular

We talk about Cleveland Park a lot here at Eat The District.  Maybe too much.  But the commercial stretch of Connecticut Avenue betwixt Porter and Macomb is truly a culinary gold mine.  Establishments such as Ardeo-Bardeo, Ripple, Medium Rare, and Palena would deter some restaurateurs from jumping into this packed culinary environment.  But just a few weeks ago, owner Dino Tapper (also of Logan Circle’s Floriana)  brought his newest creation, Pulpo, into the mix. I am happy to report that this Cephalopod focused Tapas spot does not disappoint.

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Sticky Rice: Millenium +12

We here at Eat The District talk about sushi a lot. I have a small theory as to the nature of not only our personal infatuations with this cuisine, but with our love of sushi as a community; not just as a metropolitan community, not as an American community, but as a global community. The reason that we, as a race, love sushi is because when it is done right, it is arguably some of the best food on planet Earth. Sushi is a testament to simplicity and how far we can go with just fresh ingredients. Put simply sushi rocks.

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The Morning Roundup: 6/13/2012

Big day for us here at ETD, as this roundup marks our 100th post!!! A big thank you to all of our readers, you all rock. We got a couple of interesting offers for you today!

Must Buy: Scoutmob’s $15 for $30 to Red Tomato Cafe is just a really nice basic offer. There isn’t too much fine print to annoy you. Most of the dishes on the menu float somewhere around $15 (less during lunch). And they reportedly have some really yummy brick oven pizza. This deal really boils down to two people being able to eat two interesting pizzas and only paying for one.

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The Morning Roundup: 6/8/2012

One great option and then a couple of deals for the section of Washington society that actually likes things in Georgetown.

Must Buy: Scoutmob’s %50 off up to $20 to Ma-Ma’s Southern Cuisine appears to be a home run.  Serving up generous portions of Fried Chicken and sauteed fish along with delicious southern homestyle sides, this C-heights/Petworth eatery is very highly regarded for its comfortable ‘make yourself at home’ atmosphere and its cuisine.  If you find yourself over there, this family run restaurant should be one of your first stops.  

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The Morning Roundup: 6/7/2012

Only two for you today, and only one has some legs, here goes!

Fifty-Fifty:  Scoutmob’s 50% off up to $10 at Paciugo Gelato & Caffe is only barely a 50/50 and only due to it’s location.  Located a block or so from the Clarendon metro, I am sympathetic to those who are less willing to make the trip.  But if you want in, this is a nice date deal.  Scoutmob is gonna get you two yummy Gelatos for the price of one and this new gelateria has got the flavor hook up.  The one that looks most interesting to me is the Pannacotta but they change every day to keep you intrigued.  

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Flying Fish: Pleasantly Confused

A sushi bistro speakeasy? Who is that bartender in suspenders and a bow tie hanging near the sushi chefs?  Is that Karaoke I hear starting.  These are just some of the questions you will have upon your arrival at Flying Fish in Alexandria.  This place is confusing.  Perhaps you would say that it is ‘confused’, that this restaurant isn’t quite sure what it wants to be.  It throws your mind into a bit of a jumble.  The dissonance of restaurant genre is disconcerting.  But after my visit, I walked out thinking mostly, that I had just had some of the most interesting maki rolls that I have ever tried.

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Friday Special: Drink The District @ Tonic

Yesterday, we took a gander at Tonic at Quigley’s new summer menu offerings.  But today it is Friday and to get you jonesing for that liquid fun, today we will take a brief look at some of Tonic’s signature cocktails.  Each one that was sampled will be given a rating in Bangs, either one, two or three Bangs will be awarded.  These Bangs are to be considered and measured against the Buck, whatever that entails… Here goes!

Peach Sangria: (Pinot Noir/ Creme de Cassis / St Germaine /lemon juice) Where does all that peach flavor come from?!?!?

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The Morning Roundup: 6/1/2012

Happy June everyone!  To celebrate the new month the deal sites are

Must Buy: $30 for $60 at Kinkeads is a Livingsocial deal you cannot pass up.  You likely have not eaten at Kinkeads.  If you have you probably do not need food deals in general because you are working with pretty deep pockets or your parents took you here when they visited you at GW.  For the normal folk who haven’t had the pleasure, this deal can help you land a half off meal and one of DC’s best seafood restaurants, run by a James Beard Award winning chef.  

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