Fun fact: Beefsteak’s trademark was initially rejected by the USPTO because the meaty name was deemed “deceptively misdescriptive” for a place that serves a beet burger. Beefsteak seems to have come out on top, because it kept the name, and expanded to several more locations, including Foggy Bottom, all of which have big bowls of grains and steamed veggies. If you are craving something besides plants (or if you’re an indignant trademark attorney), Beefsteak does have chicken sausage, eggs, and salmon.
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Foggy Bottom is more than GW students and sandwich shops (although there are a lot of those). Here’s your guide to navigating it.
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District Commons won’t blow you away, but it’s a reliable American spot in Foggy to take your parents or for a group dinner.
Captain Cookie and the Milk Man
When you need an afternoon-pick-me-up in the form of cookies or ice cream sandwiches, Captain Cookie in Foggy Bottom has your back.
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The one chain in Georgetown we appreciate. Go to Sweetgreen for something mostly healthy while you’re running errands.
The Fainting Goat
Fainting Goat isn’t great, but you’ll end up here at some point. When the time comes, go heavy on the drinks and light on the food.
If you’re in Bethesda, Redwood is a restaurant that will work for mostly everyone. Simple veggie, seafood, and meat dishes are all over the menu.
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Bobby’s Burger Palace
For burgers in Foggy Bottom, we like Bobby’s. It works for a casual weeknight dinner or a Sunday-morning hangover cure.
Stoney’s On L
Stoney’s in Foggy Bottom has a good patio, a solid happy hour, and plenty of TV’s to watch the game on.
Swizzler Gourmet Hotdogs
Swizzler is a gourmet hot dog truck (you have options like pesto and mozzarella) that you can find around GW, Georgetown, and Northwest DC.
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