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In Dupont Circle, Who Needs Vowels?

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When news broke yesterday that GRK would be opening its doors in Dupont later this year, it was hard not to make the observation that restaurants in Dupont Circle lately seem to be shunning at least one thing: vowels in their names. Here's the rundown of the vowelless restaurants open or opening in the neighborhood, and where you can find them. Dupont Circle too far away? There are always places like GCDC and WTF carrying on the vowelless trend elsewhere.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.
1317 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20036
(202) 293-4400
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The place: DGS
Name stands for: District Grocery Store
What to eat there: Chef-driven Jewish food like a terrific Reuben or chopped liver with cracklins.
1323 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20036
(202) 524-5210
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The place: GBD
Name stands for: Golden Brown Delicious
What to eat there: Fried chicken, doughnuts.
1250 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20036
The place: STK
Name stands for: Steak
What to eat there: Steak and cocktails in a clubby setting
1514 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20036
(202) 299-1071
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The place: BGR
Name stands for: Burgers What to eat there: Burgers, fries, etc.
1140 19th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036
The place: GRK
Name stands for: Greek
What to eat there: Fast-casual "Yeeros" (gyros) when it opens this summer

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1. DGS

1317 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20036
The place: DGS
Name stands for: District Grocery Store
What to eat there: Chef-driven Jewish food like a terrific Reuben or chopped liver with cracklins.
1317 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20036

2. GBD

1323 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20036
The place: GBD
Name stands for: Golden Brown Delicious
What to eat there: Fried chicken, doughnuts.
1323 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20036

3. STK

1250 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20036
The place: STK
Name stands for: Steak
What to eat there: Steak and cocktails in a clubby setting
1250 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20036

4. BGR

1514 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, D.C. 20036
The place: BGR
Name stands for: Burgers What to eat there: Burgers, fries, etc.
1514 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC, D.C. 20036

5. GRK

1140 19th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20036
The place: GRK
Name stands for: Greek
What to eat there: Fast-casual "Yeeros" (gyros) when it opens this summer
1140 19th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036

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