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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.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #260 on: December 19, 2013, 10:35:52 AM »
Thinking about DC with the wife for a couple of days...only concern is that we want to go from 12/24-12/26.

We dont mind walking around, even in the cold, but I dont want to just see the white house and be done...

Where are the trip reports?
You're much better off doing the next week if you can 12/31-1/2, because the only day of the year that the Smithsonian Museums are closed is 12/25. If you can figure out something to do on the 25th, you can for sure fill the rest of the time. Plenty of choices just among the Smithsonians alone (my favorites are Air and Space, Natural History, and American History), and they're free and centrally located (most are along the Mall). Other (paid) options that people have mentioned in this thread include the Crime Museum and Newseum.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #261 on: December 19, 2013, 11:22:28 AM »
Everything will be a mob scene
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #262 on: December 19, 2013, 11:24:25 AM »
Everything will be a mob scene

In the "Crime Museum"? :) or the city in general?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #263 on: December 19, 2013, 12:04:10 PM »
Everything will be a mob scene
The premise here appears to be a short vacation built around a holiday (something I'm very familiar with). If that's the case, there's really no way around it. Although I did it around Presidents Day, which would arguably be worse than 12/25 (school is out the whole week in both instances, but people don't generally have family gatherings on Presidents Day, while they do on 12/25), and it realyl was not particularly crowded. Memorial Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, etc. where the whether is much better would be a different story, but I don't think DC is the hottest destination in the winter.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #264 on: December 19, 2013, 12:05:03 PM »
In the "Crime Museum"? :) or the city in general?
Not bad, I appreciate good wordplay. They happen to have some fantastic sections on organized crime, tons of Jews up on the walls there.

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Re: washington D.C
« Reply #265 on: February 01, 2014, 10:57:37 PM »
What about "Nut House Pizza" is it good? (on the same corner.)

Nut House Pizza in Wheaton (Silver Spring) has the most amazing Kosher Pizza . Their fries are incredible also, however they dont have much else but it is def worth a trip.

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Re: washington D.C
« Reply #266 on: February 02, 2014, 12:27:26 AM »
Nut House Pizza in Wheaton (Silver Spring) has the most amazing Kosher Pizza . Their fries are incredible also, however they dont have much else but it is def worth a trip.
i find its love it or hate it pizza, personally of the latter... :P

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #267 on: February 02, 2014, 12:45:13 AM »
i find its love it or hate it pizza, personally of the latter... :P
+1 not a fan of their pizza in the slightest
Fries are weird too

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #268 on: February 02, 2014, 01:02:45 AM »
Any decent fleishig in d.c other than eli's?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #269 on: February 02, 2014, 10:23:45 AM »
+1 not a fan of their pizza in the slightest
Fries are weird too

Sorry most people think its amazing, there's a reason they have been around so many years esp when all they have is pizza and fries and the place is a hole in the wall. But everyone has diff taste, thats ok:)

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #270 on: February 02, 2014, 10:25:59 AM »
Any decent fleishig in d.c other than eli's?

Only Distrikt Bistro. But in Rockville, MD there is a good Chinese place, Royal Dragon and Max's in Silver Spring (Amazing Shwarma!)

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #271 on: February 03, 2014, 07:45:26 AM »
There is supposed to be a new place opening up in Rockville. Not sure when you are planning to go, but it may be open by then

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #272 on: February 03, 2014, 07:48:49 AM »
There is supposed to be a new place opening up in Rockville. Not sure when you are planning to go, but it may be open by then
this week

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #273 on: February 03, 2014, 09:15:54 AM »
this week

Really? Do you know what the name of it is? ty

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #274 on: February 03, 2014, 09:29:41 AM »
this week


Really? Do you know what the name of it is? ty
I didn't mean its opening this week I meant I'm going this week

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #275 on: February 03, 2014, 09:35:43 AM »
I didn't mean its opening this week I meant I'm going this week

oh ok i'll ask bzuckermam, thanks

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #276 on: February 03, 2014, 09:36:51 AM »
There is supposed to be a new place opening up in Rockville. Not sure when you are planning to go, but it may be open by then

what is the name of of new rest in rockville? ty

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #277 on: February 03, 2014, 09:39:13 AM »
oh ok i'll ask bzuckermam, thanks

Below is from an email that I received from Great Kosher Rest. That is all that I know. Post if you find out more or if you go

Blue Star BBQ to Open in Rockville, MD in January
Kosher diners in the Greater DC area will soon enjoy more variety, as the owner of the popular Eli's Restaurant in Washington, DC is now opening Blue Star BBQ in Rockville, MD.  "It's a combination of a lot of places," owner Sina Soumekhian tells the blog, Kosher Nexus. "We're trying to combine barbecue flavors with different kinds of hamburgers and sliced beef, all combined into one venue." Some of the Texas-inspired menu items will include standouts like pulled brisket tacos, barbecue brisket and burger sliders, veggie-stuffed turkey burgers, sliced meat sandwiches and combination platters with two or three meats and sides including baked beans, corn on the cob, cornbread, grilled pineapple and guacamole. Blue Star will also serve salads, soups and desserts courtesy of Sunflower Bakery in Gaithersburg. Blue Star's location is that of the old Siena's, a kosher staple in Rockville that Soumekhian used to own, which recently moved to Twinbrook Parkway after news broke that the building where it was located would be torn down. Soumekhian says he was able to work out a three-year extension with the property owners, but plans on moving Blue Star to a more permanent location if it's successful. The restaurant will provide dine-in seating and carry out.  "We're hoping to bring authentic flavors of Texas barbecue into the area and put brisket on the map." Blue Star will serve lunch and dinner from 11am to 9pm, Sunday through Thursday, 11am to 3pm, Fridays and will be closed Saturdays.
Stay tuned to their website www.BlueStarKosher.com. (h/t Kosher Nexus and H. Wasserman).

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #278 on: February 03, 2014, 09:39:54 AM »
I didn't mean its opening this week I meant I'm going this week

Go to Rockville/Silver Spring, you can even take the Washington Metro which is a nice easy ride. There are alot of restaurants in this area. Wash DC doesnt really have much of a choice.

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« Reply #279 on: February 03, 2014, 09:42:14 AM »
Below is from an email that I received from Great Kosher Rest. That is all that I know. Post if you find out more or if you go

Blue Star BBQ to Open in Rockville, MD in January
Kosher diners in the Greater DC area will soon enjoy more variety, as the owner of the popular Eli's Restaurant in Washington, DC is now opening Blue Star BBQ in Rockville, MD.  "It's a combination of a lot of places," owner Sina Soumekhian tells the blog, Kosher Nexus. "We're trying to combine barbecue flavors with different kinds of hamburgers and sliced beef, all combined into one venue." Some of the Texas-inspired menu items will include standouts like pulled brisket tacos, barbecue brisket and burger sliders, veggie-stuffed turkey burgers, sliced meat sandwiches and combination platters with two or three meats and sides including baked beans, corn on the cob, cornbread, grilled pineapple and guacamole. Blue Star will also serve salads, soups and desserts courtesy of Sunflower Bakery in Gaithersburg. Blue Star's location is that of the old Siena's, a kosher staple in Rockville that Soumekhian used to own, which recently moved to Twinbrook Parkway after news broke that the building where it was located would be torn down. Soumekhian says he was able to work out a three-year extension with the property owners, but plans on moving Blue Star to a more permanent location if it's successful. The restaurant will provide dine-in seating and carry out.  "We're hoping to bring authentic flavors of Texas barbecue into the area and put brisket on the map." Blue Star will serve lunch and dinner from 11am to 9pm, Sunday through Thursday, 11am to 3pm, Fridays and will be closed Saturdays.
Stay tuned to their website www.BlueStarKosher.com. (h/t Kosher Nexus and H. Wasserman).


Cool! Sounds good. Thats news to me that Siena's moved and it will be in that location! Happy Siena's didnt close down at least. They have good food. ty