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The 40 most essential D.C. restaurant dishes of 2017

Has there ever been a better time to eat in Washington? There’s so much fantastic food to try that it can be hard to know where to start. That’s where our annual 40 Eats issue comes in. This year, we polled readers, industry insiders and fellow Washington Post staffers to find the area’s most …

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During the month of Ramadan, here is where to feast after your fast

<i>Food is at the center of almost every holiday, and these restaurants make sure that Ramadan’s sunset breaking of the fast is no exception.</i><p>Many of us …

7 Places to Drink (and Eat) Activated Charcoal Around DC

Black-colored foods in the world are few and far between: black beans, black sesame, black garlic, squid ink pasta. But in recent years, a whole host …

Detoxification

Where to Eat and Drink in Baltimore - Eater DC

There’s more to this waterfront city than picking blue crabs and draining frosty Natty Bohs.<p>Any food tour of Charm City should also include decades-old Greek and Italian establishments whose immigrant communities left a lasting impression on the culinary landscape. Their contributions, combined …

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Great DC-Area Crab Feasts, No Car Needed

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 …

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The Early Word on Two Bros. Soulfood Kitchen & Lounge

“The best collards I've ever had.”<p>Partners Chris Everett and David Roundtree’s first family-friendly eatery, Two Bros. Soulfood Kitchen & Lounge,opened last month in Alexandria, Va. The spacious suburban restaurant (there’s room for 150 guests) features multiple bars, a DJ booth, as well as a …

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Clarendon’s Oz Adds Indonesian Accents, More Exotic Meats

Emu, curry mussels arrive in time for summer<p>Oz, the not-yet-two-year-old Australian restaurant from D.C. power couple and <i>The Real Housewives of Potomac</i> personalities Ashley and Michael Darby, is sprucing up its “fusion” menu with Asian flavors and regional delicacies.<p>Asian and Indonesian influences …

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The 11 Best Places to Eat and Drink in Annapolis Right Now - Eater DC

With its postcard-perfect vistas along the Chesapeake Bay, seemingly never-ending parade of United States Naval Academy midshipmen marching around in their dress whites, and, of course, its iconic crab houses, neighboring Annapolis, Md., epitomizes all things summer.<p>Best of all, the historic town …

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Where to Eat and Drink in Rehoboth - Eater DC

Stealing away to the beach a few times each summer is one of many ways that Washingtonians stay sane. Its inclusive attitude and laid-back vibe make Rehoboth one of the go-to destinations along the shore. The food scene is also a major draw, since the beach town has a surprisingly lively culinary …

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These barbecue destinations are a great excuse for a road trip

Back before the rise of urban barbecue, the hardcore meatheads among us had to pile into a car and drive for miles to sample brisket, ribs and pork smoked exclusively with smoldering woods. It was out in the boondocks where pitmasters could burn their logs, free from the regulations and insurance …

Road Trips

Tiger Fork features Hong Kong-style cooking worthy of attention

<i>This review appeared in The Washington Post’s 2017 Spring Dining Guide as No. 6 on a list of the year’s 10 best new restaurants.</i><p><b>6. Tiger Fork</b><p>(Good/Excellent)<p>On the wall, dragons play in heaven. In your glass, Chinese medicinals supposedly help cure what ails you. From the owners of Fainting Goat on …

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Our favorite burgers in Washington, from diner-style to splurge-worthy

There are classic diner burgers, with thin patties smashed on griddles, and there are special-occasion burgers, the kind made with truffles and dry-aged beef. They satisfy two kinds of cravings, one tinged with nostalgia and another more for extravagance.<p>In this list of our favorite beef burgers in …

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JFK’s D.C.: A guide to the haunts and hangouts of one of Washington’s most beloved locals

John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s 100th birthday is May 29. It’s hard to think of the 35th president — the youngest ever elected to the office and 46 years old when he was assassinated — anywhere near that age. Kennedy was president for just 1,036 days, but in a 2013 Gallup poll, 50 years after his death, …

History

Markus Lüpertz: Threads of History - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Smithsonian

Markus Lüpertz, one of the most influential contemporary German artists, with an in-depth exploration of his groundbreaking paintings from the 60s …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

I Want Crab. Pure Maryland Crab.

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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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, …

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 …

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