Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
We wanted greasy food and cheap beer. Official Friend of DCWD Rajistan and I found ourselves at Dupont's The Front Page.
Front Page always seems crowded and alive with people, and that's probably due in part to the its set-up (that and Taco Thursdays). Both entrances are bars, which sandwich the dining portion of the restaurant, and become fairly raucous at nights (or at the least, like a bar). The notable portion of Front Page is the large patio which sits on New Hampshire, a pleasant place to catch a lunch or brunch in the summertime. While the inside is white-painted brick covered by framed old newspapers, the outside is a simple grouping of basketweave furniture and umbrellas.
Greasy food was the mandate, so greasy food was the order. Rajistan got some hot wings and tots, and I ordered the Boss burger, topped with onion rings, cheddar, jalapeno jack, and "Boss sauce" (ketchup, mayo, relish). Both left just a little bit to be desired; the wings should have been "wetter" (more sauce means actual heat) and the burger probably could have been more flavorful given all the inputs.
Greasy food and beer, but at least in this dinner, just that.
Food Rating: ** (out of 5)
Date Rating: 2 Hearts (out of 5)
Dress Code: Casual
Bar Rating: Party in the USA
Vibe: Energetic to Noisy
Cost: $$ (out of 5) ($25-$50 for two)