Stachowski’s is your best bet for a meal on the go in Georgetown. The corner market/butcher shop serves huge, meat-heavy sandwiches, as well as dinner specials like roast chicken and pork schnitzel. We prefer it earlier in the day, and our go-to order is the 4 Meat Grinder - essentially the stretch Hummer limo of Italian subs (obnoxiously huge, but when you want it, there’s no substitute).
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Baked & Wired
Our favorite cupcakes in DC are from Baked & Wired, and you’ll find them slightly off the beaten path in Georgetown.
Thomas Sweet Ice Cream Co.
Thomas Sweet in Georgetown is one of the most classic ice cream spots in DC for good reason. Get a dipped cone.
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The Italian Store
The massive subs and pizza by the slice at The Italian Store will make your Arlington lunch breaks a lot better.
The best sandwiches in Foggy Bottom are at Jetties. Expect a long line at lunch, but the Thanksgiving Nobadeer is worth it.
Smoked & Stacked
Smoked & Stacked is a sandwich shop in Shaw that will meet (and exceed) all your greasy pastrami needs.
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Blues Alley is a hidden bar off of Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown with live music almost every night of the week.
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