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Bargain Bites

Red Toque Cafe

Courtesy of redtoquecafe.com

Red Toque Cafe, on the corner of R and 6th Street NW, is an unassuming little restaurant; its website boasts not of a fancy new chef or a special summer menu but of their “new” (as of April 2011) awning.  Inside, though, is a charming neighborhood spot, with counter service for quick takeout or tables for sit-down dining. More importantly, they’re offering up some tasty Middle Eastern-style food. This place isn’t perfect, and the menu definitely has some misses, but there are enough hits to make this “local neighborhood kabob grill” a regular on your Bargain Bites rotation.

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Food Trucks

DC Ballers: Falafel and Fries F’real

It is hard to make a food truck stand out in the difficult and competitive landscape of Washington DC’s rolling eateries.  Some trucks fall through the cracks.  It is my belief that this occurs most often when a truck refuses to specialize.  The most obvious example of this is the nameless halal food truck.  If you frequent Farragut or L’Enfant’s lunch hours, you have seen these.  The all offer permutations of gyro, chicken or falafel with rice, pita, hummus and other various Mediterranean street food staples.  

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