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Sette Osteria’s dishes, including their tacchino sandwich, live up to traditional Italian taste standards.
JESS KELHAM-HOHLER FOR THE HOYA

Keeping It Simple at Gourmet Dupont Eatery

Sette Osteria’s traditional Italian cuisine was truly put to the test this Monday. Not only did it have to impress a self-professed foodie who seems to know every restaurant in Washington and me, a food lover, but it also had to win over a real Italian, straight from Milan, who had so[Read More…]

by October 13, 2013 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Getting a Taste of the Good Stuff

Getting a Taste of the Good Stuff

★★★★☆ $$$$ Washington, D.C., at least to students, is almost infamous for its battle of the burgers. Thunder Burger & Bar offers overpriced but elaborate options. Five Guys is home to cheap and easy fare that’s perfect for a quick lunch or adrunchies fix. Dupont Circle has plenty of options, each attempting to[Read More…]

by August 30, 2013 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide

Babushka-Approved Russian Cuisine

4/5 Stars With its large population of international students, Georgetown certainly has many students who are looking for a taste of home. As an ethnic Russian, I have a hard time finding restaurants that can manage to satisfy my palate. Despite an abundance of European and Asian cuisine scattered throughout[Read More…]

by March 9, 2013 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
A Hidden Gem Thats Worth the Thyme

A Hidden Gem Thats Worth the Thyme

4/5 Stars $$ As a way of celebrating the fact that my friend and I were both without valentines on the actual day, we decided to be each other’s valentines and go out for a fancy dinner where we could both get dressed up. We were insistent on finding a[Read More…]

by February 21, 2013 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Elegant Dishes Bring Culinary Escape

Elegant Dishes Bring Culinary Escape

5/5 $$$ For a reviewer, a bad meal is often preferable to a good one. Rarely, if ever, is this through any fault of a meal itself. It is easy enough to make quick work of a dismal or mediocre restaurant, a trite snipe at the service or jab at[Read More…]

by February 8, 2013 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Local Favorite Puts A Savory Spin on Brunch

Local Favorite Puts A Savory Spin on Brunch

3/5 stars $$ When I lived in New York, whenever I was in the mood for something delicious, I would make the trek from Queens to Manhattan so that I could have the chance to sample the cuisines of a myriad number of distinct countries. However, some of my favorite[Read More…]

by February 8, 2013 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Asian

Asian

Raku | 1900 Q St. NW Raku is an example of how quality need not be compromised for quick service and accessibility. Just a few steps from where the Dupont Circle GUTS bus stops, Raku offers a convenient lunch or dinner spot eve on a busy weekday. Although the menu and the presentation aren’t terribly inspired, everything[Read More…]

by February 1, 2013 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Desserts

Desserts

Macaron Bee | 1669 Wisconsin Ave. NW Serving up sweets just as cute as its name, MacaronBee is located in an adorable yellow house on the north side of Wisconsin Avenue. This boutique, operated by a husband and wife team of bakers, sells a variety of colorful, gluten-free macarons — French confections similar in size[Read More…]

by February 1, 2013 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Trendy Spot Serves Up Freshly-Squeezed Joy

Trendy Spot Serves Up Freshly-Squeezed Joy

4/5 stars   Now that syllabus week is over, it may be time to detox before Lau reclaims your weekday nights. Juicing has become the latest Hollywood trend. Juice bars are popping up all over the East and West Coasts, but The B Spot is not your average juice bar.[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
A Cup of Joe a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

A Cup of Joe a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Coffee consumption is an essential part of college life — just look at the never-ending lines at Uncommon Grounds or Saxby’s. But rumors circulate about the detriments of coffee, such as itsaddictiveness and increased risks of heart disease and even cancer. Health-conscious friends of mine have been torn between the craving for[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide