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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 #560 on: December 13, 2016, 08:36:27 PM »

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #561 on: December 13, 2016, 09:22:29 PM »
Planning a quick getaway next week to DC for 3 days/2 nights

Plan on doing:

Holocaust Museum
Air & Space Museum
Newseum
Mint
National Archives
Lincoln Memorial
Washington Monument
Jefferson Memorial
White House

Anything else that's not worth missing? TIA
Sounds like you're not planning for a car, but just in case, you might be interested in the national zoo (for the famous pandas) or the other part of the air and space museum (near Dulles - it's a hangar full of cool planes).

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #562 on: December 13, 2016, 10:00:59 PM »
Sounds like you're not planning for a car, but just in case, you might be interested in the national zoo (for the famous pandas) or the other part of the air and space museum (near Dulles - it's a hangar full of cool planes).
I actually am driving down there but won't be using the car unless necessary. Question is how much I can fit into my time frame
Speaking of cars in DC, anyone with any good parking tips?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #563 on: December 20, 2016, 10:26:01 AM »
I actually am driving down there but won't be using the car unless necessary. Question is how much I can fit into my time frame
Speaking of cars in DC, anyone with any good parking tips?
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Parking by the day or for multiple days? Weekday or weekend?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #564 on: December 20, 2016, 08:34:46 PM »
Parking by the day or for multiple days? Weekday or weekend?
Just got back from DC. Ended up parking in the hotel garage for 2 nights. Valet service was great

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #565 on: December 20, 2016, 09:26:43 PM »
Rather use uber or lyft to get around cheaper than parking

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #566 on: December 20, 2016, 10:48:45 PM »
Rather use uber or lyft to get around cheaper than parking
We did use uber to get around in DC. Car was parked in the garage for the most of the time. Took it out to get to shul for davening & at night

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« Reply #567 on: January 01, 2017, 11:16:51 AM »
Anyone know if char bar is open today?

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« Reply #568 on: January 01, 2017, 11:22:36 AM »
Anyone know if char bar is open today?
Not sure but I know a pretty darn accurate method for finding out.

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« Reply #569 on: January 01, 2017, 11:25:27 AM »
Not sure but I know a pretty darn accurate method for finding out.

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Lol. I called them. No one answered. I'll try again

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« Reply #570 on: January 01, 2017, 04:48:55 PM »
Any other kosher restaurants in DC besides for char bar?

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« Reply #571 on: January 01, 2017, 04:49:39 PM »
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« Reply #572 on: January 01, 2017, 05:54:20 PM »
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Thanks. I'm at char bar. What should I get?

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« Reply #573 on: January 01, 2017, 06:00:58 PM »
Thanks. I'm at char bar. What should I get?
Never been, sorry.
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« Reply #574 on: January 01, 2017, 06:08:46 PM »
Thanks. I'm at char bar. What should I get?
Wiki should be updated...

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« Reply #575 on: January 01, 2017, 07:04:57 PM »
Wiki should be updated...
It doesn't say what to order

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« Reply #576 on: January 01, 2017, 07:05:56 PM »
It doesn't say what to order
At least that it's open....

And you'll add the menu...

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #577 on: January 03, 2017, 10:09:26 PM »
from Moti's grill website today: Moti's Grill is now closed for remodeling. In late August, it will emerge as Al Ha'esh, an entirely new dining experience.
whatever happened with this?

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« Reply #578 on: January 03, 2017, 10:15:01 PM »
whatever happened with this?

They are having a soft opening with 6 or less people per reservation for the next 2 weeks. Updated info here: http://www.al-ha-esh.com/
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Update: Today, they are taking walk-ins for lunch, 12:30 - 2:00pm. Here is the January 9, 2017 announcement from Al HaEsh:

We are happy to announce that beginning today, January 9, Al-Ha'esh will accept walk-ins for lunch. No reservation is needed. Lunch hours are 12 pm - 2:30 pm and we look forward to seeing you! Reservations are still required for dinner through January 12th. If you would like to join us for dinner, view availability and make your reservation by clicking the link below.
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