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Help a reporter find food near Metro

For a story on Metro's troubles, Washington Post reporter Steve Hendrix is spending all of today from dawn til well past midnight on the rail system. We've given him permission to come off the rails for two reasons only -- meals and, well, you know.

He can find his own bathrooms, but where should he eat? Please email him with your suggestions at

Tell him your best (affordable) breakfast, lunch and dinner places that are within a block or two of Metro stations, anywhere in the system. From Falls Church to Shady Grove, it doesn't matter; he'll be passing through them all.

By Marc Fisher  | February 17, 2010; 7:52 AM ET
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Mortons L n Connecticut. Cheese Burger at the bar lounge!!! Da best!!!

Posted by: vorv | February 17, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Market Lunch at Eastern Market

Posted by: kate76 | February 17, 2010 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Silver Spring: Cubano's, Mi Rancho, Tasty Diner (especially for breakfast), Mamma Lucia's, and Crisp and Juicy - all tasty, afforable and within two blocks of the metro. Or you could grab a very quick bite at the Starbuck's or Einstein's bagels, which are literally next to the metro.

Gallery Place/Judiciary Square: Obviously lots of good eats in this area, but since I think breakfast places are often the hardest to find, try the Irish Channel in the Red Roof Inn - surprisingly good breakfast and only a couple of blocks from two metro stations.

Posted by: SilverSpringirl | February 17, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Near Gallery Place, Nando's Peri Peri on 7th Street, about a block north of the metro stop (819 7th St, NW). Very reasonable and very good, and not time consuming. Portuguese style chicken, can be really spicy if you so choose.

Posted by: c-clef | February 17, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

If he doesn't mind something that'll be reheated in a toaster oven, Zephyr's Deli in the bottom of the Grand Hyatt at Metro Center ain't bad...and there's a Sbux next door. It's open 7 AM-2PM, better for breakfast than lunch.

And thank you for letting him leave to go to the bathroom. Otherwise your story would get entirely too interesting (either "Wow, I can go in the Metro and seriously nobody notices!" or "We'd love to finish this report, but our reporter got arrested for public urination while on the X line...trains were stopped in both directions while the arrest was in progress and caused a 45 minute delay.").

Seriously though, kudos to him for undertaking this. :) I look forward to the report.

Posted by: | February 17, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Domku, near Georgia Avnue/Petworth on Upshur Ave.

Posted by: lisaswanson | February 17, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

There is a ton of food in the cracks between the seat cushions. Seriously. Take a look if you dare.

Posted by: unsuckdcmetro | February 17, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Crystal City Restaurant for lunch, great food and good looking girls all in one place. The Best...

Posted by: FrankMonzon | February 17, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

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