Tag Archive for Restaurants

Dinner for two for less than $100 in Washington? Good luck.

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Let’s start with the fried chicken. There’s the spicy $26 Taiwanese rendition at Maketto and the $24 Japanese riff at Himitsu. You can go for the $18 version at Partisan, or the $19 one at Convivial. But tack on an appetizer and maybe a cocktail or dessert, and that one bird is steering you to a dinner check of $50 — easy. Perhaps no […]

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Get All-Day Breakfast, Bourbon Shakes at the Hilton Brother’s Southern Diner 

Source: Washingtonian Food

Washington’s diner boomlet has ushered in a series of new-wave spins on the American classic, including a vegan diner (Fare Well), an upscale diner (Community), and Ari’s Diner, which doubles as an Italian trattoria come evening. The newest addition: Crimson Diner, a Southern eatery from brother-restaurateurs Ian and Eric Hilton (Chez Billy Sud, Brixton, American […]

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This $3 falafel sandwich is one of the best cheap meals in Washington

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

How did you most recently spend $3? Your morning cup of coffee? A single macaron at Ladurée? A totally unsatisfying vending machine purchase? Here’s something better to consider for next time: The falafel sandwich at the recently opened Falafel Inc. in Georgetown. The neighborhood where money seems to disappear as easily as the air you exhale is […]

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Great DC-Area Crab Feasts, No Car Needed

Source: Washingtonian Food

You don’t need a beach house—or even a car—to dig into a delicious crab feast this summer. In addition to DC-area crab houses, we’ve found fun new pop-ups and markets selling live and steamed crustaceans to keep you cracking all summer long.  Newcomers and Summertime Pop-Ups The Tavern at Ivy City Smokehouse 1356 Okie St., […]

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A “LatAsian” Restaurant Taps Millennial Team For DC Opening

Source: Washingtonian Food

DÔA, a South Beach-based “LatAsian” restaurant, is making headway in its search for a DC location. Restaurateur Arjun Waney—who’s behind scene-y Miami spots Zuma (Japanese) and Coya (Peruvian)—says his team is focusing on neighborhoods like Shaw, the 14th Street corridor, and West End. They hope to open next year. Waney “tapped a group of highly […]

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The month of May in restaurant openings and closings

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

May was a pretty big month for restaurant debuts around Washington. But the city also lost some veteran spots, too. Here’s a look at the most noteworthy developments. Openings Anxo Cidery and Tasting Room: The second location of this local outfit is in Brightwood Park, featuring its own ciders and those from around the world, plus craft […]

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7 vegan restaurants where you can eat so much more than salad

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Fans of fine food, especially of the vegan variety, went into a tizzy when word came last month that the chefs behind Philadelphia’s acclaimed plant-based Vedge restaurant were opening a concept in Washington. Their street-food-themed V Street won’t arrive until late fall, so be patient. In the meantime, if you’re looking to get your fix of […]

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The Salt Line Is DC’s New Waterfront Seafood Spot for Lobster Rolls and Boozy Slushies

Source: Washingtonian Food

The Salt Line bills itself as a New England-style seafood joint, but there’s so much more to get excited about than lobster rolls and “stuffies.” (Granted, we’re pretty psyched for NE’s answer to clams casino.) The waterfront venture opens near Navy Yard on June 1 with an ambitious menu of fin-fare from chef Kyle Bailey, a […]

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DC Bar Will No Longer Serve “Pill Cosby” Cocktail

Source: Washingtonian Food

New DC pop-up bar/store Diet Starts Monday sparked outrage with a controversial cocktail: the “Pill Cosby,” a tequila drink garnished with empty pill capsules. Bill Cosby, whom the cocktail was named after, is currently standing trial for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting one of possibly 60 women. “It lets people be a little more aware,” […]

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9 new brunches to try around Washington

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Not only is brunch a perfect time for gathering with friends, it’s also a great time to check out new restaurants or different dishes than what you might have at dinner. Here’s a glimpse at some of the newest brunches around town. All-Purpose: Italian-American brunch specialties are the name of the game here, including baked eggs […]

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Fancy soft-serve ice cream is a dessert trend we can all get behind

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

You’re probably used to seeing soft-serve ice cream and its signature ridged swirl at mall kiosks and beach stands. But now chef-driven restaurants are embracing this frozen dessert, too. “Desserts should be approachable and delicious,” and soft-serve definitely qualifies, said Michael Friedman, chef and co-owner at All-Purpose, which creates the treat in conjunction with neighboring Buttercream […]

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Bar Bao Brings Dim Sum Brunch and $70 Fortune Cookies to Clarendon

Source: Washingtonian Food

Name aside, there’s a lot going on at Bar Bao besides bao buns—the pillowy, stuffed rolls known as popular Taiwanese street snacks and trendy local menu items. The Social Restaurant Group, which is behind neighboring Spanish spot Pamplona and 14th/U Street’s Provision 14 and the Prospect, brings a modern-Asian restaurant to Clarendon with Taiwanese, Korean, […]

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These Are the Most Expensive Sandwiches Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

If you think $14 cocktails are expensive… Peanut butter and jelly at Community: $20 7776 Norfolk Ave, Bethesda This new-wave Bethesda diner dishes up the priciest PB&J in town (or anywhere?). The kitchen makes its own grape jam from high-end Opus One wine, and serves the griddled sandwich with a half-bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Other than the […]

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These are Tom Sietsema’s top 10 new restaurants in Washington

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

For the second time, Post food critic Tom Sietsema has included a list of his top 10 new restaurants in his Spring Dining Guide. “It was tough to keep the ‘best new’ list to just 10 restaurants this year,” Sietsema says. “To make the cut, a restaurant had to be cooking something special, adding value to […]

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Where to celebrate Cinco de Mayo around Washington

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Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is a minor holiday, commemorating a battle victory over France in 1862. In the United States, it has become a celebration of Mexican American culture and food, especially when it comes to such crowd-pleasers as tacos, beer and margaritas. If you’re looking to embrace the spirit of the festive day, […]

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