City Paper is not for tourists
The Washingtonian did a fine job with its list of 100 Best Restaurants. It looks great, and it’s fun to read. Just for kicks, I started counting the restaurants labeled “inexpensive.” I figured there wouldn’t be that many. And, yes, there aren’t that many in the top half of the list, but there are 11 restaurants where you can dine for $55 or less per person, including tax and a 20% tip. That seems like a fair amount. What’s unfortunate, though, is that only two of them are in the District (Kotobuki and 2 Amys). Yet more evidence that if you want to dine well and cheaply, you have to go to the suburbs. If you want a local haunt where you can dine at regularly, you’re kind of screwed. Anyone have good, cheap places you love in the city that didn’t make the list?