More Good Eats
Dutch Country Farmers Market in Burtonsville, Maryland. This Amish market, is only open on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Don't let the Amish factor fool you into thinking that there will be a bucolic atmosphere. No. When I was there at about 1 on a Saturday it was jam packed and bustling. I bought some cheese and a yummy sugar free apple pie. But there was tons of other stuff -- produce, meat, baked goods, candy. And people were lined up for some delicious looking lunch featuring grilled meats. So come hungry.
Dixie Bones. This barbeque place is down in Woodbridge a couple of minutes off of I-95, nestled in a lovely strip mall featuring a pawn shop and a tanning salon. We were there on a Sunday for the all-you-can-eat buffet, featuring many kinds of slow-cooked meat and undoubtedly insanely fattening sides. Topped off with excellent pecan and coconut cream pie.
Creme Cafe (pronounced "Cream"). Sort of upscale Southern food with excellent desserts and an extensive cocktail menu. On U Street. I was there on a Friday night, and it was a bit noisy. I can highly recommend the watermelon martini and the chocolate quad dessert.