So every Tuesday at 11 a.m. Todd Kliman, the Food Editor of the Washingtonian Magazine has an online chat.
He begins the chat every week with some comments about a few local places that he wants to highlight. In addition, people can write in about questions that they have about restaurants, etc. I participate every week. I actually have an alert set up in Outlook to remind every week. Ha ha ha. Anyways … this was my comment this week. And of course, I loved Todd’s reply. See below.
Hey Todd, One of my really good friends, Justin Trawick is playing at the 9:30 Club on Friday. Before the show, I wanted to get some “real” food, so I made a reservation at the Tabaq Bistro for me and my husband. I have never been there and I know that it is not on the 100’s Very Best list. I have heard great things about the atmosphere, but how’s the food? Can you tell me what I should expect or what I should definitely not miss? Thanks, Lisa
How to Build a Life with a Lemonade Stand. Neat sound.
(Sorry, folks. I’ve been grooving to the music on Justin’s website for the last few minutes — www.justintrawick.com … And no, I’d never heard of him before popping open this question. Kinda reminds me a little of G Love and Special Sauce, if just a touch folkier.)
Lemonade, Special Sauce … and back to food.
I’m no fan of Tabaq, although I do like the terrific view upstairs — it gives you a great sweep of the city.
If it’s good eats you’re after — and not just a place to drink and catch up and find yourself among a crowd — then I’d rather send you to Coppi’s Organic or Etete, also on U St. Or to Oohhs & Aahhs, which has just started serving chicken and waffles from midnight to 4 a.m. It’d make a great post-show “snack.”
Link to Todd’s Chat: http://www.washingtonian.com/chats/restaurants/4412.html?msg=1