GrubHub Goodness: Hoyas Ranked As Healthy and Polite

Georgetown GrubHubLike any great talent or skill one can acquiesce, ordering food from your bedroom as you watch Netflix in your pajamas takes a very distinct set of skills. And guess what, Hoyas? We have them. Or at least GrubHub thinks we do.

According to GrubHub’s Top of the Class: College Foodie Facts, Georgetown ranks #1 in Healthy GrubHub choices. Based on the survey’s methodology, GU came out on top in terms of calorie conscious orders (in other words, we’ve been eating a lot of healthy Wisey’s sandwiches, folks). Other “Healthiest” contenders included Monmouth University, Yale University, Columbia College-Chicago and Roosevelt University.

On a seemingly opposite note, we also tend to have quite a sweet tooth … or maybe it’s just a D.C. thing. American University and Georgetown University went 1-2 for ordering the most desserts.

But that’s not all: according to the GrubHub rankings, Hoyas are also some of the service’s most polite orderers. After the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University, Georgetown ranked 3rd in saying “please” and “thank you” during order deliveries (must be those Jesuit values!)

In other news, Syracuse came in first for having the lowest average costs … in other words, they’re kind of cheap.

To see the full list of GrubHub’s Top of the Class listings, which included their Earliest Risers, Most Caffeinated schools and more, click here. And in the meantime, keep those GrubHub orders coming, Hoyas. After all, we’re getting quite good at it.

Photo: GrubHub, Georgetown University

4Eats: Seafood in the City

4eats surfs up chow downSome people say I’m shellfish. Some call me crabby. Some even look at my tall, lanky frame and yell, “hey, look at the jumbo shrimp!” But, whatever the haters say, nobody can deny that I love seafood.

However, ever since I had that quick exchange with Death after I had an anaphylactic allergic reaction from eating 20 or so shrimp (I know what you’re thinking, and yes: It was worth it), I’ve had to stay away from the good stuff. So, instead of eating it myself, I humbly wish to pass on my passion to you, hungry reader.

Whether it’s a fancy tuna steak served over greens or a sloppy lobster roll, seafood makes for a great meal. Seafood dishes also sell for a range of prices (including affordable prices!) which means they could be your dream lunch or dinner regardless of the occasion. Many places within walking distance of the front gates will kill your craving! Here are three of my favorite picks and an easy do-it-yourself recipe:

Luke’s Lobster

Just minutes away from campus, Luke’s Lobster definitely has some of the best seafood around. Their fish is imported directly from Maine and the restaurant is wildly popular in New York City, so you know it’s the real deal. Also, everything on their menu is priced at or below $20.

Everything on this menu is fantastic! The lobster, crab and shrimp rolls are beautiful. Served Maine-style, the fish is “served chilled atop a buttered and toasted New England-style, spill-top bun with a swipe of mayo, a sprinkle of lemon butter and a dash of our secret spices.” Doesn’t that just make your mouth water?

To top it all off, Luke’s Lobster also hosts Student Days every Tuesday where students get a 10% discount all day long! In addition, if you can’t manage the short walk off-campus, Luke’s Lobster also sets up a stand at the farmer’s market every Wednesday. Why aren’t you eating there already? GO!

 

Tacklebox

Located on M Street, this restaurant is always filled with people. The food at Tacklebox is cheap, fast and quite good! Their Make-It-A-Meal combo costs $12 to $15, and the portions are sizable. They have every type of seafood you’d ever care to eat, from classics like oysters, clams and tuna to new things like squid or catfish!

For our 21+ readers, Tacklebox is also famous among upperclassmen for their variety of drink specials and margarita pitchers. Check out their menu for more information!

 

Hot N Juicy Crawfish

This restaurant is the furthest from Georgetown, but it’s definitely the most fun! Hot N Juicy Crawfish is known for two things: the best crawfish and the messiest meal in D.C. This place is different from the rest because you’ll have to eat with your hands and wear a bib and you’ll just love it!

Your seafood will vary based on seasoning and spice level – both of which you get to choose – and is served to you in bags. The only thing that doesn’t change is how juicy and flavorful each crawfish is! Watch out for rogue juicy squirts though, your bib can only handle so much.

 

In-Home Seafood Recipe:

To get this recipe, I went straight to my mother (fun fact: she is also allergic to shellfish and shares in my pain). She says the best way to make a filling, tasty dish using seafood is to make a shrimp dish! Her personal recommendations are to spend your dough on good shrimp (from any number of seafood markets in D.C.) and then buy any and all other ingredients cheap (aka, Leo’s or Safeway). Here is her recipe for her favorite, Spicy Garlic Shrimp!

Ingredients:

  • Shrimp, 12 (Jumbo sized is best, peeled, deveined, with tails intact)
  • Olive oil, 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic, 2 cloves (crushed with the side of a knife)
  • Red pepper flakes, 1/4 teaspoon (which they incidentally have near the pizza at Leo’s … just an observation)
  • Steak seasoning, 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice, 2 teaspoons
  • Zest of lemon, 1 teaspoon (Hint: this is made from lemon peel, so buy a lemon for the juice and grate the peel!)
  • Fresh parsley, 1 tablespoon (chopped)

Directions:

Total time to cook should be 4 minutes.

  1. Heat a large skillet or pan over medium high heat
  2. Add olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes and shrimp to pan
  3. Season with salt and pepper
  4. Cook shrimp 3 minutes or until just pink (don’t over cook!)
  5. Toss with lemon zest, juice and chopped parsley
  6. Remove shrimp to a serving platter, leaving the garlic cloves in the pan.

This dish is best served hot, so let it cool, but don’t wait too long! Also, throw in some lemon wedges (read: do not squeeze them, just put them into the dish) to add some extra flavor. Enjoy!

The Good Stuff Debacle: How Good is Good Stuff?

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I must confess a few biases before I begin because I take food very seriously and feel that food-related issues are typically very polarizing.

First, I am not only a hamburger fanatic, but am also a huge fan of Top Chef. In addition, one of my personal favorite contestants is Spike, who, for those that don’t know, is the head chef/owner of Good Stuff Eatery.

Secondly, Leo’s and I just celebrated our month-a-versary. I actually found a fork. I got some chocolate milk. It was cute.

Therefore, Good Stuff already seemed like a great place to try.

So, how good is Good Stuff? Let’s look at it from a scale starting at the only Ruby Tuesday burger I’ve ever eaten that was not only burnt, but was also undercooked. In reality, I feel like I might be ignoring the culinary skill behind it. And lets end the scale at the classic Shake Shack burger, which is three steps down from heaven (behind only bacon and Nutella).

Quick facts about Good Stuff for those (like myself) who have only heard “Oh my God, you need to go there!” :

  • The closest location is on 3291 M St NW, but multiple locations can be found through out the DC area. So, if you ever want to explore a new location and break the bubble, why not use this as an excuse?
  • GoodStuff mainly sell burgers (including turkey and veggie options), fries, milkshakes and salads.
  • Each burger is priced at around $7, a little more for certain specialty ones.

For my first meal, I ordered the Farmhouse Cheeseburger, Handcut Fries, and the Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake (total around $16). All the burgers come with lettuce, pickles, onions, tomatoes (though you can ask for any/all to be removed) and the “Good Stuff sauce.” Try as I might, I unfortunately could not find out what exactly this “Good Stuff sauce” contains, but the search will continue. My culinary senses tell me it’s a bit like French dressing.

I would love to finally put my years of Food Network addiction to the test, and rant about how Good Stuff is not, in fact, good. However, it’s just not possible.

In fact, the only bad thing that happened was that they wrote my name as “Franceesca”, but I just take that as another reason to go back so they can try to get it right.

The burger tasted delicious – the type of delicious that makes you sit back in your chair and forget all the worries of the day. In fact, it measured close to, if not equal, to a Shake Shack burger. So, if you have not had one, (either Shake Shack or Good Stuff) I recommend taking the GUTS Bus to Dupont Circle (you may even find something else to do while you’re there) or the ten-minute walk down to M street.

The fries were cooked perfectly to achieve that nice crispy crunch, with a warm soft center. A quick suggestion, I highly recommend dipping your french fries into your milkshake. Say what you want, but not until after you try it. Salty and sweet never tasted so good … especially because the milkshake tasted exactly like a toasted marshmallow!

While I was warned by the name, I remained nonetheless surprised. Honestly, I discovered that I simply am not a fan of toasted marshmallow flavor. But, the quality of the milkshake definitely got me excited to try some of their other flavors. Maybe Red Velvet?  Or Salty Caramel kiss? I’m not too sure on what a Vietnamese Coffee Milkshake is? Is it just coffee flavor? Is this imported coffee?  Is Georgetown not the place to make a politically incorrect joke about a milkshake? I apologize for all of the rhetorical questions, I’m just riled up. (Editor’s note: Incidentally, the Vietnamese Coffee Milkshake is the only one I’ve tried. It’s coffee and condensed milk! It’s super delicious).

Aside from classic hamburgers, Good Stuff also sells specialty burgers, which, in addition to being wittily named, all sound amazing! Putting political preferences aside, just imagine ordering a Prez Obama Burger: bacon, onion marmalade, Roquefort cheese and horseradish mayo sauce … Yum! If you still have your doubts, check out the website, which has pictures of almost every burger. But don’t look at them in class, you might start drooling on your CPS notes.

Simply, a trip to Good Stuff offers you good food, a nice place to sit on the upper floor of the restaurant, an excuse to go into town and the possibility of seeing Spike and taking a selfie with him (and maybe finally hitting that personal goal with Facebook mupload/Instagram likes).

So how good is Good Stuff? Well, it definitely “spiked” up my week! (See what I did there?)

Go Loco for Local: A Guide to the GU Farmers’ Market

When people think of Wednesdays, they usually think “hump day” or new episodes of their favorite show (Modern Family Wednesdays?) Personally, I think about fresh fruit, Indian food and “people watching” (read as: stalking). One of the best parts about Georgetown in the fall is the weekly farmers market. However, there are some Hoyas that don’t venture to this amazing institution. Maybe they’re scared or maybe they’re just hiding in their Lau 4 cubicles – been there, done that. Do not worry, it is okay, you have time to change your ways! For those willing to give it a try here are my tips to make the most of your farmers market experience:

Perfect Produce The GU Farmers Market offers a bunch of options when it comes to buying produce, but Ashton Farms is my favorite option. They accept credit cards, which is always a plus since no one ever has cash, and they also have a wide variety of fresh West Virginia grown fruits. The workers are also some of the nicest people I have met, be sure to befriend them and get the inside scoop on which apples are the best! Haven’t gotten your paycheck yet? Spent all your money on coffee and bagels? No worries, they offer free samples outside of their stand!

Lunch-tastic The market offers food that is not Leo’s, so take advantage of it! It might be a little pricey (depending on what you get) but trust me it is worth it. One of my favorite lunch places is Indigo Indian. Last year I waited in 40 degree weather for one of their famous indirolls! They make fresh Indian food that is easy to eat on the go or in class! However, make sure you get there at a time when everyone is not trying to get lunch … unless you like lines and waiting, because who am I to stop you.

Bring the money Many of the popular stations do accept major credit cards, but some don’t! Don’t waste your trip just because you aren’t prepared. Also, if you have cash with you it will prevent you from buying everything in sight. Your wallet and future purchases will thank you.

Grab and Go A large majority of the goods at the farmers market are not usable right away, therefore sometimes you need to think ahead. Plan out those weekend dinners and snacks before you go, you will thank me later when you are enjoying your pastries and perfectly ripened fruit.

Fun in the Healy Sun There is a reason why the farmers market takes place during the best times of the year: spring and fall! Instead of running inside with your goodies post-shopping spree, hang out on the lawn. Enjoy the sunshine and do some people watching (this is one of the best places for it). All Georgetown students deserve a break every once and awhile, enjoy it!

I’ll see you at the market, I’ll be the one with the bags on bags on bags. I’m usually pretty strong-willed, but farmers markets are my weakness.

The Georgetown University Farmers Market takes place every Wednesday from 12-5pm on Copley Lawn (you can’t miss it!)

Photo: Georgetown University Farmers Market

O’Donovan’s 2.0: A Guide to the New and Noteworthy at Leo’s

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Over the past few weeks, you returning Hoyas may have noticed some changes to Leo’s. For the rest of you sneaky Grab-and-Goers or meal-planless bourgeoisie that haven’t been to Leo’s yet, you’re missing out! After all, nothing says “Welcome back to the Hilltop!” like some cool ambiance tweaks to your favorite food establishment. Let me walk you through the brand-spanking new toys Leo’s has to offer:

The projector/screen combo Oh yeah, that’s right: TV IN LEO’S! This fall, Leo’s will be broadcasting football on the huge white screen in the upstairs area. If you’re into that, great! Enjoy an endless buffet of food while you watch the game with your friends. If you’re not really a fan of football, the TV can still be a good source of entertainment for you! For example, just last Monday I watched a full episode of Divorce Court before they switched channels to the game. Football, Divorce Court – they’re really similar if you think about it. Regardless, this is one of my favorite changes and I hope you enjoy it, too!

Those spiffy new dessert stands Whether or not these shiny silver dessert stands are a good change is still a difficult question to answer. On the one hand, these cool silver circle shelves make Leo’s look sleeker. On the other hand, these decorative displays are like beacons of evil calling out to you to eat that artisan cupcake. Or another cannoli. Or five. In times of the past, the only reason you didn’t break your diet for these amazing treats is because you forgot they were there. Now, standing at eye-level in their glistening glory, you have no reason to say no to those chocolate-chip brownies! Stay strong, dieters. Stay strong.

The music There’s no better way to kick off a Leo’s dinner than a dance break to “Wobble.” If I had to choose favorites with these new changes to Leo’s, I’d definitely pick this. Playing at a volume just high enough that you can enjoy the music, but low enough that you can coherently talk about how much you love that “Walk It Out” just came on, this Leo’s music can appeal to everyone. From Top 40 Hits, to N*SYNC and Britney Spears throwbacks, to smooth R&B like Alicia Keys and Aaliyah, Leo’s is definitely setting the mood for many memorable dinners to come.

Hoya Cocina Remember all the anger you had towards the crazy long upstairs pasta line last year? Good news: it’s been thrown into the depths of downstairs Leo’s where it belongs. In it’s place, this beautiful Chipotle-esque creation that debuted at the end of last semester! With a much shorter line than pasta, there’s no reason to not give it a try. At this Mexican-style section, you can make tasty burritos or a nice salad bowl and get ¡creativo! Add some beans! Some chicken! And don’t you dare leave without some guac because I know you love that guac!

I hope you are all as psyched for these new additions to our favorite dining hall as I am. Make sure you check them out before everything gets moved around again!

Photo: Karl Pielmeier/The Hoya

The Delicious Culinary Creations of Leo O’Donovan’s

 
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I’m not kidding about the title. Believe it or not, there are numerous ways to spice up your food at Leo’s to create a fun, delicious and enjoyable meal. But like all great endeavors, it takes some effort and training. So let me be your guide, mentor, guru, Leo’s spirit animal, if you will, and let me show you the ins and outs of making a yummy combination at Leo’s. Have your pens and notepads ready, and in the meantime, pull up a seat at the finest dining establishment on the waterfront, sit back and relax. You’re about to be amazed:

A new approach to Leo’s chili Let’s face it. Leo’s usually has some form of chili at least once a week.

Option 1 For a delicious twist, add a fair amount of rice (upstairs, Home section). Then, add a heaping scoop of chili (upstairs, Soups) onto the bed of rice. Now let’s take things to the next level. Head over to the taco station (upstairs) to crumble up some nachos on top of your creation. Finally, head to the downstairs sandwich and salad area and place a slice or two of cheese onto the nacho, chili, rice mixture. Pop the creation in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds and melt the cheese over your meal. Voila! You’ve just made chili for big kids.

Option 2 Fries + chili = chili fries.

Option 3 Get some spaghetti and put chili on top for an interesting and delicious meat sauce!

Chicken a la 4E This is my all-time favorite creation to make at Leo’s. (Disclaimer: This works best with chicken fingers on Chicken Finger Thursday, but if you want this bad boy on a weekday, head over to the sandwich and salad area downstairs and grab some grilled chicken instead.) First, take a visit over to the Diner (downstairs) on Thursday and grab a basket of those oh-so-glorious strips. Break the chicken fingers apart into bite-sized pieces and gander over to the sandwich and salad area nearby. Grab two slices of your favorite bread — rolls and whole wheat work well for this one — and add two slices of provolone cheese to one slice. After that, add lots of delicious (and nutritious) leafy spinach onto the provolone. Next, add your chicken finger chunks onto the bed of spinach, and top them off with sprouts. Drizzle a bit of parmesan-peppercorn (or any of your favorite) dressing on top, and add the final slice of bread. Take the entire sandwich to the panini press and let it toast for 1-2 minutes. When it comes out, your life will be changed. It’s my favorite thing to make at Leo’s and it will be yours, too.

Cheesy garlic bread This one is a game changer, not to mention a fresh addition to any pasta dish. Begin upstairs at the made-to-order pasta station and ask the station worker for a spoonful or two of garlic. (Disclaimer: Whoever is working may give you a strange look as you ask for raw garlic. It’s okay. Just keep calm, carry on and keep reading 4E for more delicious food tips.) Then, head downstairs to the sandwich and salad area and grab some of your favorite bread — this works really well with rolls. Spread a copious amount of butter (downstairs, sandwich and salad area, opposite side) onto the roll and then spread on the bits of garlic that you received from upstairs. Later, add on one or two pieces of your favorite cheese — I’m a provolone fan, if you couldn’t tell — to the garlic-butter bread. Finally, head over to the panini press and toast the bread for 1-2 minutes, until the cheese melts. Be sure to toast the bread with the butter sides facing inward for a softer, tastier center!

A better Leo’s pizza This can be done with both made-to-order pizzas (which are preferable) or the large slices that are available for taking. If you ever want to personalize your pizza, grab some of your favorite ingredients — i.e., spinach, feta cheese, extra tomatoes — from their respective areas. If getting a made-to-order pizza, take your special ingredients over on a plate to the workers at the pizza station (downstairs) and ask them to add it into your pizza pie. If you’re stretched for time, grab a pre-made slice and add the ingredients yourself. Microwave the slice for 20-30 seconds (but not too much more, to prevent the pizza from losing its crispness). It’s a fresh and easy way to jazz up a simple slice.

Wok Chicken Finger Thursday In all honesty, I can’t believe I’m sharing this gift with you because it is one of the most precious and closely guarded things I hold in my heart. But here it is, readers, you’re welcome. Grab some chicken fingers on Chicken Finger Thursday and rip them into chunks. Meander over to the Wok station and hand the workers your Chicken. Then … THEY WILL MAKE YOU GENERAL TSO’S CHICKEN. OR ORANGE CHICKEN. OR CHICKEN #5, AS MY FAVORITE WOK WORKER CALLS IT. (Sorry, not sorry for the aggressive capitalization.) It is glorious, and the fun doesn’t stop there. The wok workers will essentially saute anything your heart desires, as long as you bring it to them. Have a plate of pasta that you want to toss with chicken? They will do it. Want to have some beef with a medley of vegetables? They will pan sear it. They are hardworking, they are heavenly and they are the greatest-kept secret in Leo’s.

Now what are you waiting for, Hoyas? It’s a Thursday and endless opportunities await! Run over to “O’Donovan’s on the Waterfront” and enjoy one of these fun creations before the year is over! (Or before the vegan section is moved again.)

Bon appetit!

Photo: Leonel De Velez/The Hoya

MARCH MADNESS: Wisey’s Sandwiches Round 1

See full bracket and results here

Chicken Madness Gangsta Wrap

Welcome to the third installment of 4E’s March Madness. Let’s get right down to business. Whether it’s a sunny, spring March day or a blustery winter evening, one thing iscertain: Wisey’s is delicious. Today’s March Madness contenders are the best of the best on the Wisemiller’s Grocery and Deli menu. Which sandwiches will rise to the top of their mouth-watering bracket? Which will fall short? Let’s find out. Our first matchup for Wisey’s Sandwiches: Chicken Madness vs. Gangsta Wrap.

(Scroll down to see the second matchup)

It might seem impossible to take down Chicken Madness, the mother of all Wisey’s creations…

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…but Gangsta Wrap, with its turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato and parmesan pepper dressing just might be up for the challenge.

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Or maybe not. How can you say no to this? So good, it’s “madness.” See what I did there?

1951Hatter But how can you say no to something so “Gangsta”? (Note: In no way does Tate Tucker officially endorse “Gangsta” Wrap, but he does make some pretty amazing “gangsta’ rap” … I immediately regret using that term but WISEY’S MADE ME DO IT.)

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Then again… how can you say no to these ingredients?

Chicken Madness: Slices of chicken grilled hot and sweet peppers, onions, cheese, bacon and mayo. Hear the Hallelujah chorus yet?

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When it comes to Wisey’s, Chicken Madness is and will forever remain a beacon of culinary design and a Georgetown staple, making it an obvious frontrunner in this bracket. Can the Gangsta Wrap achieve an massive upset? Who will continue on to March Madness glory (and into my belly)? ONLY YOU CAN DECIDE! Vote here:

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Burger Madness Hot Chick

Onto the next one! This round looks to be a close one, folks. Part two of our Wisey’s Sandwiches Showdown: Burger Madness vs. Hot Chick.

Our number two pick is the not-so-ugly step-sister of Chicken Madness: Burger Madness. Same madness, more beef, more mayhem.

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But Hot Chick is looking to spice things up … with cayenne pepper and parmesan pepper dressing. Bam. Game changer?

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However, Burger Madness coincides with March Madness. (Here’s a bracket in case you need one.)

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But I mean, who doesn’t like hot chicks?!

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Then again, there’s always the Burger Madness’ sweet, savory goodness.

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Who will be the winner of Part 2? Will it be the beefy Burger Madness or the spicy Hot Chick? Who will make it on to the next round? Why am I salivating so much? IT’S UP TO YOU! (Except the salivating part. That’s not up to you; that’s just because Wisey’s is delicious.)

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Photo: Burger Madness; Yelp; IMDB; Hot Sauce and Salsa; The Daily Beast, Mogi Beats; Alice and Wonderland Wikia; Head, Heart, and Hand; Team Rankings

4Eats: Our Guide to Fall Eating

Well, it’s that time folks. Sweater weather. Boots. Leaves. Turkeys. Hurricanes? Yes, Hoyas, fall is in full swing, and that means it’s time for the season of eating. Thanksgiving might be a few weeks away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out into the city and enjoy some delicious grub. At The Fourth Edition, we were quite inspired by The Washington Post’s Tom Sietsema and his Fall Dining Guide, so we decided to give you our own—college friendly, budget friendly, and tummy friendly—list of Fall’s Best. Here are our 4Eats:

Dukem:

Located in the heart of jazzy and eclectic U Street and consistently ranked one of DC’s top Ethiopian Restaurants, it’s no wonder why Dukem made our Fall Dining List. Dukem is definitely a fun, interactive experience for all you foodies out there, and we highly recommend going as a group. Combination platters featuring spongy Injera bread, Lamb Wot, Beef Tibs, and savory Kitfu with cottage cheese will leave your mouth watering for weeks!

Toki Underground:

We didn’t think it could happen, but H Street just got more hipster and happenin’ with Toki Underground. $10 Ramen. $5 Dumplings. Infinite happiness. We’re telling you, these dishes are going to blow your mind. There was so much umami going on in our mouths, we could have had a party like this. Not to mention the salt-cured pork belly had us screaming in pleasure. Don’t take our word for it? Fine. But maybe you’ll believe DC’s hottest veteran chef, José Andrés. Yeah, that’s what we thought. If you don’t eat at this place, we’ll go again for you.

Lia’s:

Nothing makes our hearts warm up like the crisp autumn air and a Chef Geoff’s restaurant like Lia’s. Take the Red Line up to Friendship Heights for some hearty Italian that will leave you with the happiest food coma of your life. Lia’s Happy Hour Menu is the by far the best deal in town, and their Crispy Risotto Balls are probably the best thing in the world. Oh, and if you still have room for dessert, try the Nutella Chocolate Tart with roasted white chocolate-banana ice cream. Yes, David After Dentist, this is real life.

Amsterdam Falafelshop:

Nothing quite says Fall like Amsterdam Falafelshop. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with Fall, or even Amsterdam. But yes, it does have everything to do with heaven in your mouth. This Adams Morgan eatery is what we like to call a “falafel buffet,” an eden of sorts where you can dress your falafel up or down however you please. Our tips: wear pants two sizes too big, have the baba ganoush, and please, for the love of God, try the garlic sauce.

Photo Credit: DC Eater

Luke’s Lobster Student Days

In case you haven’t heard, one of the best places to get your fish fix lies just minutes from campus at Luke’s Lobster! The cozy, New England stylized restaurant first opened its doors in October 2009 after Georgetown alum Luke Holden (MSB’07), saw a need for some fresh lobster, crab, and shrimp rolls at a great price (cue mouth watering).

Hailing from Maine, the fishiest state on the East coast, Luke knew the secret to crafting the perfect roll, successfully opening up restaurants in New York City with the help of his dad Jeff and business partner Ben Coffin. The fish was such a hit that restaurant goers began to start referring to themselves as “Lobsta Mobstas.” Take that, Tony Soprano.

After the major success in the Big Apple, Luke decided to return to his college roots and give Georgetown another eatery. The lobster rolls at Luke’s are served Maine style: “the seafood is served chilled on a toasted split-top bun with just a bit of mayo, a drizzle of lemon butter and a dash of our secret spices.”

To make things even better, Luke’s will now be hosting Student Days every Tuesday. On Student Days, Hoyas will automatically receive a 10% discount all.day.long. But wait, there’s more. To kick off the Student Days, Luke is giving all Georgetown students a 30% discount TODAY so get your behinds over there (1211 Potomac Street NW) and get some great food!!!

Now that you’re hooked, BRING IN THE DANCING LOBSTAS!