Korean specialties such as barbecue short ribs, kimchi, and?of course?tofu soup fill the menu at this casual restaurant with outposts in Annandale and Centreville. Among the chefs' crowning offerings are steaming bowls of bi bim bap that cradle bulgogi (Korean-style marinated beef) as well as heaps of bean sprouts, corn, and fried egg. Depending on personal tastes, the spice levels of each dish can be custom calibrated from ultra-mild ?white? to three-alarm ?spicy spicy.? But not all dishes served here come to the table piping hot, including the cool naegn myun soup, a refreshing summer dish loaded with buckwheat noodles, slices of beef, and hints of Noreaster.
Sunflower had an unexpected visitor in 2011. Their Asian-inspired vegetarian dishes drew in none other than the Dalai Lama. Though with a mission centered on peace and the preservation of nature, it’s not surprising they attracted such a guest.
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Chow down on all of your pub favorites at Galaxy Hut. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Galaxy Hut won't disappoint. Just around the workday bend are Galaxy Hut's happy hour food and drink bargains. The patio tables outside of Galaxy Hut are the perfect spot for a summer meal. Big family? Tons of friends? Bring 'em all to Galaxy Hut — the restaurant has an awesome layout for large parties and groups. Music lovers can enjoy live performances at Galaxy Hut as well.
Weekends are when crowds really head to Galaxy Hut, so plan accordingly. Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Galaxy Hut — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Galaxy Hut cater for you. If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the restaurant. If you feel like saving gas, opt for public transportation, with stops conveniently located at Clarendon Metrorail (Orange) and Courthouse Metro (Orange).
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
Make your way to the table at Vapiano International, and chow down on swanky Italian cuisine. Low-fat fare is not available here, so leave some room in your diet. Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here. Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to Vapiano International — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks. At Vapiano International, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the guests at your next shindig. Getting your food to go is also an option.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
The average check at Vapiano International will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
Sweetgreen serves up innovative and creative vegetarian dishes. Come prepared to feast at Sweetgreen — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at Sweetgreen. Dine out in the open during Sweetgreen's summer season when patio tables are available for use.
Casual dining at its best, Sweetgreen customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Sweetgreen's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Prices are downright affordable at Sweetgreen, with most items well under the $15 mark.