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American Indian Museum Eatery Wins DC Food Prize

6:03 AM, Jun 25, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The restaurant at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian has won a new distinction among Washington eateries.

On Sunday night, Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe won a Rammy Award from the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. It was named "Casual Restaurant of the Year."

Mitsitam is the first museum restaurant to be nominated for a Rammy Award. Mitsitam was competing with Bar Pilar, C.F. Folks, Hank's Oyster Bar and Room 11.

The museum eatery has a rotating menu of foods that have been grown, raised and harvested in North and South America for thousands of years, from Peruvian ceviche to pork tacos.

Last week, Mitsitam unveiled its summer menu featuring crispy rabbit, grilled sweet corn, purple potato soup, and other items.

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