Food & Drink

Kiki Schmalfuss/The Hoya

Waterfront Guapo’s Lacks Charm, But Food Satisfies

High on a hill in Tenleytown, about 3½ miles north of Georgetown on Wisconsin Avenue, sits the restaurant Guapo’s, where cheesy enchiladas and fajitas sizzle so intensely that their distinct smell stays on clothes after leaving the restaurant, and limitless baskets of chips attract crowds of American University Park residents[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
The Smith Features Trendy Aesthetics but Serves a Lackluster Lunch

The Smith Features Trendy Aesthetics but Serves a Lackluster Lunch

★★★☆☆ Although it is a quiet Tuesday when we arrive at The Smith’s U Street location, its wide open facade and dark grout subway tiles make it feel like we have stepped right into an aesthetic medley of a Parisian cafe and New York subway station. Its semi-outdoor seating invites[Read More…]

by October 10, 2018 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
MEATLESS MENUS: Learning to Love Radishes

MEATLESS MENUS: Learning to Love Radishes

I am, generally speaking, no great lover of radishes. The exact reason why is an enduring mystery—chalk it up to some childhood culinary trauma, perhaps, or to genetics. It makes sense, then, that I was skeptical at first of celebrated chef-restauranteurs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby’s newest offering, a completely[Read More…]

KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA

Elegant Decor, Unsatisfying Meals at the Tavern

★★★☆☆ 3139 M Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007 Located near the bustling intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, America Eats Tavern is an acceptable restaurant to experience American seafood, barbecue and salads with a variety of beverages and desserts. The restaurant’s owner, José Andrés, is an internationally renowned chef[Read More…]

90 Second Pizza

90 Second Pizza Is Worth the Wait

★★★★★ Nestled between two shops on Wisconsin Avenue, about a 10-minute walk from Georgetown’s front gates, is 90 Second Pizza, a pizza joint that opened in August 2018. The white townhouse with fire engine-red trim immediately draws guests in; the front window displays various fresh ingredients like bags of imported[Read More…]

by September 9, 2018 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
GINO SRJDAN YEVDJEVICH, SINGER OF KULTUR SHOCK. ALI ENRIGHT/THE HOYA

Sarajevo Beer Festival Brings Audiences Together With Cold Brews, Punk and Hip-Hop

The Sarajevo Beer Festival, commonly abbreviated as SBF, drew both old and young attendees, and Bosnian locals rubbed shoulders with tourists from all over the world. The festival embodied a combination of old and new, East and West and familiarity and difference. As Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital city, Sarajevo is[Read More…]

THIP KHAO

5 Tasty Restaurants to Try in the District

Mikko Dupont Circle, $ Fans of Nordic cuisine can keep their summers fresh with smoked salmon wraps, Danish-style open-faced sandwiches and seven-seed bread at Mikko, a Finnish cafe run by chef Mikko Kosonen. Painted blue and white, the colors of the Finnish flag, the row house hosting Mikko is bright,[Read More…]

TREMOLO PRODUCTIONS

Netflix Series ‘Ugly Delicious’ Provides a New Perspective on the Culinary World

Breaking away from the monotonous “food porn” Instagram accounts and features on high-class chefs that have dominated food dialogue in the past five years, “Ugly Delicious” is a refreshing documentary series that, instead of focusing on taste, details the stories behind how food is made and who creates it. David[Read More…]

by March 9, 2018 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, The Guide
Table for Two: The Risks of Fine Dining

Table for Two: The Risks of Fine Dining

Group dining is challenging. Pained compromise over availability eventually yields an agreed-upon time. Labored negotiations over restaurants ranging from the trendy to the mediocre threaten to derail the initial plan. Barring logistical setbacks, a final decision introduces yet another element of friction: What should everyone order? When choosing what to[Read More…]

AARON WEINMANN FOR THE HOYA

New Prescription Chicken Company Delivers Soup to Your Front Door

In spring 2016, Valerie Zweig, suffering from her second bout of laryngitis in six weeks, dragged herself down to her local bar and scratched a note on a piece of paper: “Can I just get some soup broth, please?” The bartender squinted at her. “Uh, we don’t really do that,”[Read More…]

by February 14, 2018 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide