“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman. Being a foodie in DC can be quite an expensive hobby! For all of us that love that chance to try all of the latest restaurants that are friends are buzzing about, Restaurant Week is that time when we can do it without the guilt.
Beginning Monday, January 13 through Sunday, January 19, over 230 of Washington, DC’s finest restaurants will be offering 3-course lunches for $20.14, and 3-course dinners for $35.14. A showcase of Washington, DC’s finest culinary talents, Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to experience the District’s best restaurants at
There’s a new trend that’s sweeping Washington, D.C. and when you first hear about it, it might be confusing. But after further inspection, first bite actually, you will see it’s simply delicious.
All across the capital fried chicken and doughnut shops have been opening. Sweet and salty. Seems like a mismatched pair, right? But when you really think about it, they have more in common than meets the eye. Both are fried, fantastic when piping hot, and both are a comfort food straight from your childhood. Plus, if you mix one and the other, they blend together into something so perfect, you’ll never forget the taste. But you can try them separately if you'd like.
While several different
For the better part of the last decade, there was a Texan in charge of Washington,D.C. Yet during the eight years George W. Bush was president, there was no corresponding increase of Texas cuisine in our nation’s capital.
Chalk it up to this city’s conservative dining scene during those years. But that's changed in the past few years, with there’s been an explosive growth in restaurant diversity. And although our current Oval Office resident comes from Chicago, Texas has come to town.
And as Texas would have it, they’ve done so in a big way. Hill Country Barbeque opened last year in Washington, D.C, building out a gargantuan space in Penn Quarter, on 7th Street, between E and D Street’s
Several years ago, AMC debuted the drama Mad Men, set in the 1960s. The success and popularity of the show ushered in a new era of nostalgia, with clothes and culture to match.
Down in Southeast, D.C., one place takes the tradition to a new level, with an entire motif where the Greatest Generation would feel right at home.
In Barracks Row, on the corner of 8th Street SE and E Street, is Ted’s Bulletin, a 1950s-style diner, opened by the owners’ of the very successful local Matchbox franchise.
That area of town has seen a revival of its own, becoming a burgeoning dining scene in the past several years, with numerous restaurants setting up shop, from Belgian bistros to happening Greek spots
Everyone agrees that Washington, D.C. is one of the most diverse cities in the country. The nature of this town brings together representatives from all 50 states, creating an atmosphere that integrates everyone from Oregon to Georgia.
But anywhere in this country, D.C. included, it would be difficult to find a restaurant that incorporates nearly every single facet and distinctive style of American cooking. From deep-fried Southern traditions to fresh-caught fish fries in the Northeast, almost no place runs the entire gamut of American cuisine.
And certainly, if there was such a restaurant, it wouldn’t be connected with a national museum showcasing an exhibit on the history of food in America.
Over the past ten years, Washington, DC has seen a culinary boom like no other; an influx of restaurants and chefs turning this town from food backwater to a city on parallel with any in America. One of the best parts of this transformation is that it has been all encompassing. The booming Northeast Atlas District, seems to add a new, delicious and reasonably-priced eatery every week. And while a lot of those quality restaurants would be hard to top, Toki Underground may have done just that.