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First Look: Sri Lankan Breakfast Comes to D.C. At Short Eats

Forget the breakfast bagel. Short Eats, a pop-up café at Ten Tigers Parlour (3813 Georgia Ave. NW), wants to add a little more spice to the morning …

Restaurants

No hiking boots required: 6 great city strolls in Washington

Longer days and warmer weather make us want to go for a long walk. But not everyone wants to lace up hiking boots and head to Great Falls. Some would rather go on a leisurely urban ramble, enjoying both natural and man-made scenery, visiting attractions along the way and maybe stopping off for a …

National Portrait Gallery

Two Ridiculously Easy New Ways to Consign Designer Clothes in DC

For clotheshorses like myself, a biannual wardrobe purge is not just an organizational tool: it’s a necessity. My tiny Bloomingdale apartment and …

Fashion

If You Like Union Market, You'll Love Annandale's Hot New Food Hall

If you like exploring the myriad stalls at Union Market, you’ll love roaming the Block (4221 John Marr Dr., Annandale; no phone), an eclectic …

Restaurants

9 Expertly Aged Concoctions to Savor in D.C. Right Now - Eater DC

When the artisanal cocktail craze heated up a few years ago, discerning bars and restaurants looked for that extra edge that would set apart their Manhattans and Negronis from those of the competition. Many turned to barrel-aging cocktails, a technique borrowed from the world of whiskey- and …

Washington D.C.

A Neighborhood Guide to Dining in Columbia Heights and Mt. Pleasant - Eater DC

Columbia Heights and Mount Pleasant were both dramatically affected by the riots that raged across the nation's capital in1968 following the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Many of the homes in the area became neglected over time, paving the way for immigrants from El …

Restaurants

Try These DC Prix-Fixe Meals for a Taste of Four European Countries

When it comes to dining in Washington, DC, you’ll find a city filled with history and culture among a wide range of international options. In a city …

Restaurants

I Want Crab. Pure Maryland Crab. - Eater

Eater’s roving critic returns to Baltimore for his hometown's signature feast<p>I moved away from Maryland over 25 years ago, but if I don't make it back to the state at least once a year for steamed crabs, I'm like a bird whose migration pattern has been disrupted. I'm unsettled in the world.<p>But now …

Seafood

Dera Restaurant: A trailblazing and terrific Pakistani eatery

If there’s a Little Karachi — maybe it should be called Little Lahore, to satisfy the ear’s desire for alliteration? — in the Washington region, it might be here in the Brookfield Plaza Shopping Center in Springfield.<p>Once you cruise past Tippy’s Taco and the Max Muscle Sports Nutrition shop on …

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Ten D.C.-Based Web Series You Should Watch

<i>Web series give budding television producers a chance to tell a serial narrative on a shoestring budget. While some of these seem like little more</i> …

Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbeque gives Alexandria a grand champion

The smoker originally installed at Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbeque in Alexandria is not the one that now squats in the kitchen. The first one, a Mixon-branded pellet smoker, didn’t cut it with the culinary team. The machine couldn’t handle the expected volume of the 200-seat restaurant and, worse, …

BBQ

6 New Outdoor Spots Where You Can Eat and Drink Outside Tonight

<i>1320 H St., NE</i><p>Sally’s second-floor deck is an oasis off H Street. The serene space was open for a limited time last year, and was recently revamped …

Restaurants

The 11 Best Crab Houses to Eat at Around the Chesapeake Bay

Yes, this St. Michaels crabhouse packs in the tourists, thanks to its central location abutting the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, waterside tables, …

Restaurants

This legit Filipino eatery is hiding behind an unassuming name

More than five hours after I sampled my first balut, I can still taste the fertilized duck egg in the back of my throat. The flavor is unmistakably ducky. I mean, this duckiness just won’t quit, no matter what else I eat, as if the tiny embryo curled up inside the egg plans to haunt me for eternity …

Restaurants

Starbucks is all over downtown Washington. These coffee shops are much better.

Downtown Washington is Starbucks country. A brisk walk around the area, or even just a Google search, will confirm it. There are more than 15 locations that cater to caffeine-deficient downtown workers. It's coffee hegemony right in the heart of democracy.<p>Non-corporate coffee shops, however, are …

Coffee

Island Hopping: Where to Try Caribbean Food in D.C.

<b>Crown Bakery</b><p><i>5409 Georgia Ave. NW</i><p>This Trinidadian restaurant has a small bakery and carry-out shop downstairs and a recently refurbished dining room …

Big Wang’s Cuisine review: This Sichuan cooking doesn’t pull any punches

For reasons I don’t care to explain, I’m sitting at a stoplight on Rockville Pike, chopsticks in hand, ready to dig into my to-go order of Sichuan-style fish filets from Big Wang’s Cuisine in Derwood. Some part of me knows this is a monumentally stupid idea, even as I pop the lid off a magma-hot …

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A DC Foodie's Guide to Eating Your Way Through Washington

The local food-and-drink scene has exploded over the past few years, giving epicurious tourists a wealth of options. Sip cocktails made by a …

The $20 Diner’s favorite cheap eats of 2016

Is it just me, or did 2016 feel like we went 12 rounds with Floyd Mayweather Jr. — and the champ propped us up for the last six just to see how much punishment we could take?<p>The presidential campaign — in which vicious insults substituted for policy — was bad enough. But then there were the wars, …

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The eight best bars that opened in 2016

<i>It seemed like a new bar opened every other week in 2016, but these were the most memorable.</i><p><b>Archipelago</b><p>The tiki bar makes a trip to U Street feel like a vacation. In addition to serving the District’s best Mai Tai and on-point piña coladas, Archipelago is home to the city’s only public shrine to …

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The D.C. Area's Essential Chinese Restaurants - Eater DC

Chinese food has become an international cuisine embraced by many cultures, where it is often adapted by Chinese immigrants to local tastes or ingredients.<p>In the U.S., it can be seen in the Americanized version of General Tso's chicken in its sticky sweet sauce. In neighboring India, it's adapted …

7 places where you can have a drink by the fire in the D.C. area

The blustery wind and frigid temperatures can be awful, but enjoying a drink next to flickering flames is always delightful. As the cold sinks in, try one of these fresh options for fireplaces and fire pits.<p><i>[Where to find snow day food and drink specials]</i><p><b>Bar a Vin</b><p>The bar at Georgetown's Chez Billy …

Seattle

A burger joint is opening in Dupont Circle that serves only Virginia beef

GBD near Dupont Circle used to stand for “golden, brown, delicious.” Come January, it could mean “griddled burgers, delicious.”<p>The Neighborhood Restaurant Group has announced that Red Apron Burger Bar will take over the Connecticut Avenue NW space, formerly occupied by the company's GBD concept, …

Restaurants

The 25 Best Dishes We Ate Around DC in 2016

The Dish: The Hot Mess<p><b>The Restaurant: Frankly . . . Pizza!</b><p>Frank Linn’s chewy, lightly charred crusts are so good we could eat them on their own. But …

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Warming Libations: D.C. Drinks Are Feelin’ Hot, Hot, Hot

<b>Cold Nights, Hot Drinks</b> — To help you through the colder nights this winter, 1905 Bistro & Bar has three special winter warmers for $12 each. The …

Beverages

Best Ethnic Markets and Grocery Stores in the Washington D.C Area

Going to your local grocery store to replenish your food supply may seem like a chore, but browsing ethnic markets is a fun way to discover new foods. Here are seven great ethnic markets and grocery stores in the Washington D.C. area covering Hispanic, Turkish, Lebanese, Ethiopian, Italian, and …