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Largest Jewish community is in Silver Spring, which is a suburb of Washington. For tourists, best place to stay is in downtown Silver Spring, which has a metro stop and a nearby  shul in Woodside Park within walking distance.

The shul website also has alot of helpful tourist information

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #200 on: July 30, 2013, 06:43:29 PM »
Anyone know the deal with weekday Mincha minyanim in DC (not Silver Spring etc..)?

I don't seem to find very useful info online.
The shul in dc has mincha maariv at shkiah
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #201 on: July 30, 2013, 06:46:43 PM »
The shul in dc has mincha maariv at shkiah
Can you be more specific?  Or is there only one shul in DC?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #202 on: July 30, 2013, 06:50:27 PM »
Can you be more specific?  Or is there only one shul in DC?
The second one. It's in Georgetown near the park Hyatt. Modern place. Forget what it's called.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #203 on: July 31, 2013, 11:21:15 AM »
The second one. It's in Georgetown near the park Hyatt. Modern place. Forget what it's called.

Kesher Israel?
IIRC Agudas Yisroel and 1 or 2 other offices have mincha minyanim around DC.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #204 on: July 31, 2013, 02:48:24 PM »
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #205 on: July 31, 2013, 10:56:51 PM »
Thanks guys!  Ended up with some office's minyan.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #206 on: August 01, 2013, 12:51:36 AM »
First time at Eli's tonight. I went there based on recommendations from this thread. I gotta say... it was crowded, super long wait for seating and for food. Food was good, price was okay, but the overall experience was not awesome at all.

What do I do tomorrow for lunch?

BTW staying at the Sheraton in Pentagon City just across the Potomac from the city. Great view from my room.

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« Reply #207 on: August 01, 2013, 09:40:26 AM »
First time at Eli's tonight. I went there based on recommendations from this thread. I gotta say... it was crowded, super long wait for seating and for food. Food was good, price was okay, but the overall experience was not awesome at all.

What do I do tomorrow for lunch?

BTW staying at the Sheraton in Pentagon City just across the Potomac from the city. Great view from my room.

http://www.distriktbistro.com/

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #208 on: August 01, 2013, 12:09:51 PM »
http://www.distriktbistro.com/

I thought most people considered Eli's to be far superior to Distrikt Bistro.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #209 on: August 01, 2013, 12:28:04 PM »
I thought most people considered Eli's to be far superior to Distrikt Bistro.

Granted people find Eli's to be superior- it is another option.  There aren't many options in DC.

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« Reply #210 on: August 01, 2013, 07:29:28 PM »
Granted people find Eli's to be superior- it is another option.  There aren't many options in DC.
Another more expensive far inferior option :P
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #211 on: August 01, 2013, 09:29:36 PM »
Another more expensive far inferior option :P



Can't say I've ever eaten at Distrikt...just hear from the locals how they can grab lunch there.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #212 on: August 04, 2013, 09:53:43 AM »
I'm going to Silver Spring to visit my cousins for Shabbos, then spending half of Sunday and most of Monday in DC. 

From what I've seen in this thread, Eli's is the only good eating option in DC proper? 

I'm hoping to use my Hilton points for a hotel fairly close to the Mall.... anyone have experience with Embassy Suites?  I've never stayed at one. 

I'm traveling with my wife, 4yr old and 2 yr old.  We're thinking the National Childrens Museum, maybe Air and Space museum for a short while, and just walking the Mall.  Any suggestions on what to do with very young kids?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #213 on: August 04, 2013, 10:49:53 AM »
I'm going to Silver Spring to visit my cousins for Shabbos, then spending half of Sunday and most of Monday in DC. 

From what I've seen in this thread, Eli's is the only good eating option in DC proper? 

I'm hoping to use my Hilton points for a hotel fairly close to the Mall.... anyone have experience with Embassy Suites?  I've never stayed at one. 

I'm traveling with my wife, 4yr old and 2 yr old.  We're thinking the National Childrens Museum, maybe Air and Space museum for a short while, and just walking the Mall.  Any suggestions on what to do with very young kids?

Look into the Spy Museum http://www.spymuseum.org/

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« Reply #214 on: August 04, 2013, 10:50:01 AM »
There are a few Embassy Suites in the area.
I stayed at the Embassy Suites Crystal City near DCA, very nice hotel and accommodating staff.

As a HHonors gold, they upgraded me to the presidential suite which has two large bedrooms (very good for traveling with kids).
Don't think they're walking distance to the mall, but you can take an easy subway ride.
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« Reply #215 on: August 04, 2013, 01:05:03 PM »

I'm going to Silver Spring to visit my cousins for Shabbos, then spending half of Sunday and most of Monday in DC. 

From what I've seen in this thread, Eli's is the only good eating option in DC proper? 

I'm hoping to use my Hilton points for a hotel fairly close to the Mall.... anyone have experience with Embassy Suites?  I've never stayed at one. 

I'm traveling with my wife, 4yr old and 2 yr old.  We're thinking the National Childrens Museum, maybe Air and Space museum for a short while, and just walking the Mall.  Any suggestions on what to do with very young kids?
stay away from the es in Washington on   22nd street. Check out the national museum of crime and punishment .
U can eat at distrikt, lil more expensive though.

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« Reply #216 on: August 05, 2013, 10:17:55 AM »
I'm going to Silver Spring to visit my cousins for Shabbos, then spending half of Sunday and most of Monday in DC. 

From what I've seen in this thread, Eli's is the only good eating option in DC proper? 

I'm hoping to use my Hilton points for a hotel fairly close to the Mall.... anyone have experience with Embassy Suites?  I've never stayed at one. 

I'm traveling with my wife, 4yr old and 2 yr old.  We're thinking the National Childrens Museum, maybe Air and Space museum for a short while, and just walking the Mall.  Any suggestions on what to do with very young kids?

You can try the zoo.

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« Reply #218 on: August 06, 2013, 07:10:25 PM »
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« Reply #219 on: August 06, 2013, 07:16:31 PM »
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