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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
DC
Food
Feel
Price
7.4
7.5
$10
Yeah, it’s a chain. And we love it.

Although Potbelly’s official headquarters are in Chicago, DC residents almost unanimously claim the sandwich chain as their own. Locals have been known to invite visiting friends to partake of a Potbelly roast beef before even bothering with the White House or Smithsonian. To pin Potbelly’s roots inside the Beltway is a lie, but it’s an attractive and believable lie, and a lie with which we’re willing to roll.

Because, quite frankly, with apologies to Schlotzsky’s, Jimmy John’s, and Which Wich?,… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
DC
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
6.0
$15
Roti, roti, roti...what more can we say?

When you like roti—that griddled flatbread of unequalled richness, served with potato curry—it can become a craving.

We admit to being sufferers. It seems to be universally acknowledged, within the West Indian community of DC and the suburbs, that this Trinidadian place up Georgia Avenue makes the best roti around—and we wholeheartedly agree.

Certainly Teddy’s is a plain-walled dive, but would you expect to get good roti anywhere else? And certainly the service is brusque; fail to finish your food,… [More]