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Cheap Eats 2009: Incoming and Outgoing Restaurants

This year, 31 restaurants are newcomers to our list of the 100 best bargain restaurants in Washington.

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Incoming and Outgoing Restaurants

New to the List

Al Carbon

Amma Vegetarian Kitchen (Other location in Vienna)

BGR the Burger Joint

Burma Road


Cafe Assorti

Cheesetique Cheese & Wine Bar

Cosmopolitan Grill

El Tapatio

Figs Fine Foods

General Store

Good Stuff Eatery

Himalayan Heritage

Honey Pig (Gooldaegee)

Jaymar Colombian Breeze

La Caraqueña

Maiwand Kabob

Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza


Punk’s Backyard Grill



Ray’s Hell-Burger

Shagga Coffee and Restaurant

Spice Xing


Taqueria Distrito Federal

Teddy’s Roti Shop

Thai X-ing

Tommy Marcos’ Ledo Restaurant

Vaso’s Kitchen

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Off the List

Athens Grill

Bar Pilar

Bob’s 88 Shabu Shabu

Cafe Pizzaiolo



Da Rae Won

Deli City

Dixie Bones

Eleventh Street Lounge

Food Matters


Granville Moore’s

Il Pizzico

La Flor de la Canela

Mark’s Duck House


Moby Dick House of Kabob

Moti’s Falafel Stand

Nark Kara


Pho 88

Pizzeria Paradiso

Queen Makeda

Saravana Palace

Simit Bakery & Kabob

Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant

Taste of Morocco

Thai Square

Urban Bar-B-Que Company

Urban Burger 

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.