Food & Drink

JULIA ANASTOS/THE HOYA
The Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week has returned for the 2017 winter season, offering set meals for less than $40 at some of the District’s most high-end restaurants, including the neighborhood favorite 1789 Restaurant.

Restaurant Week Preview

It is that dull, bitter time at the end of January when most people have already given up on unattainable New Year’s resolutions to eat more healthily or save money. The home line at O’Donovan Hall has already started repeats, and not even the promise of “Taco Tuesday” or “Chicken[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
LETENA
In Letena’s fast-casual environment, where fresh ingredients are combined with healthy cooking methods, the quality of its Ethiopian dishes remains a priority.

Restaurant Review: Letena

★★★★☆ 3100 14th St. N.W. | Cuisine: Ethiopian |  $ Rich Ethiopian flavors are worth the trek to Letena Ethiopian Restaurant, a no-frills eatery in the commercial area of Columbia Heights, Washington, D.C. Thick, flavorful stews, tibs — grilled or stir-fried meat — and coffee are staples at the Zagat-rated[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
ALEXANDRA BRUNJES/THE HOYA

Restaurant Review: Tredici Enoteca

2033 M St. NW | Cuisine: Mediterranean |  $$ | ★★★★☆ Within walking distance of Dupont Circle and seamlessly integrated into the lobby of the St. Gregory Hotel, Tredici Enoteca offers tasty but healthy Mediterranean fare at a surprisingly affordable price. Owned and operated by the Zavino Hospitality Group, the restaurant[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide, Uncategorized
ON TAP: Fermenting a New Flavor

ON TAP: Fermenting a New Flavor

What appears to be just an old warehouse from the outside is actually the growing center for all things new in the dynamic D.C. food scene. Union Market, located in an industrial area of northeast Washington, D.C., is the core of the city’s modern artistry in the culinary work industry.[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide Columns, The Guide
DANI GUERRERO/THE HOYA

Restaurant Review: Carmine’s

425 7th St. NW | Cuisine: Italian American | $$$ | ★★★☆☆ Tourists strolling around D.C. can restore their energies at Carmine’s, Penn Quarter’s largest restaurant. The family-style eatery comprises over 20,000 square feet and includes nine private rooms, with room for more than 700 diners. The late restaurateur Arthur Cutler[Read More…]

by January 20, 2017 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
ZOCALO PLAZA, NEAR TEMPLO MAYOR AND THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL | COURTESY OF FRIDA SANTIAGO

24 Hours in Mexico City

Mexico City’s layered history, massive population and undeniable charm come together to create a dynamic, fascinating spot for travelers. Its world-class museums, incredible gastronomy and colorful neighborhoods could keep you busy for months, but just a day in Mexico City is enough to give visitors a peek into a vibrant,[Read More…]

Restaurant Review: Retro Comfort Done Right at Slim’s Diner

Restaurant Review: Retro Comfort Done Right at Slim’s Diner

Located in the close-knit residential Petworth neighborhood, Slim’s Diner stands out from the pop-up restaurants and transient eateries that crowd the neighborhood’s artistic space. Slim’s is not just another hipster establishment trying to modernize the “diner atmosphere.” Walking into Slim’s, you can immediately envision yourself in a sock hop dress,[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Restaurant Review: Oyamel: Mexican Foodies’ Brightest Star

Restaurant Review: Oyamel: Mexican Foodies’ Brightest Star

Like other Mexican expatriates in the United States, my yearning for authentic Mexican fare is often thwarted by the gap between serious regional Mexican cooking and Tex-Mex. For those like myself seeking Mexican food without the unnecessary mountains of sour cream and cheese characteristic of Americanized Mexican dishes, Penn Quarter’s[Read More…]

by November 18, 2016 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Restaurant Review: Adventure and Authenticity Within Range

Restaurant Review: Adventure and Authenticity Within Range

Founded by James Beard Award-winning chef Vikram Sunderam, Bindaas aims to take its diners on a tour through the streets of India one course at a time by serving Indian street food in a sophisticated manner. Located in Cleveland Park, the restaurant exemplifies the neighborhood’s ability to attract adventurous eaters[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Restaurant Review: Third Time is the Charm With Haikan

Restaurant Review: Third Time is the Charm With Haikan

Rivaling the forceful brutalistic architecture of Lauinger Library, the Atlantic Plumbing building in North End Shaw has been housing a colorful new Japanese eatery, Haikan, for three months. The 49-seat restaurant, which opened in August, is the latest product of the owners of popular ramen eatery Daikaya and Japanese fried[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide