Food Issue: Spring 2016

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Dear readers,

After a two-year hiatus, the Food Issue returns with new features about the Georgetown and D.C. food scenes. From Peter Tran, the beloved sushi chef at Epicurean, to the history of dining halls on the Hilltop to Bad Saint, the Filipino eatery revolutionizing the local restaurant scene, this edition tells the stories of the chefs, restaurants and dishes that shape our community. We also present our top five picks for the best vegetarian dishes in the neighborhood, the best coffee shops in the District, and more.

 

Peter Dreams of Sushi

For regular patrons of the sushi bar at Epicurean and Company, the dining experience is inseparable from its head chef, Peter Tran. Famous among customers for his creative sushi designs and limitless sense of humor, Tran is easily one of the most recognizable faces at the eatery.

The Filipino Eatery Transforming DC

With an average wait time of four hours, Filipino restaurant Bad Saint is one of the District’s hottest restaurants. Co-owners Nick Pimentel and Genevieve Villamora (SFS ’98) discuss the origins of the restaurant and its roots in traditional Filipino cooking.

Farmers Market: Startup Central

This year, the Georgetown Farmers Market launched a new entrepreneurship marketplace to support student entrepreneurs. Here are the stories of three Georgetown food and drink startups.

How To Take The Best #Foodporn Shot

Justin Schuble (MSB ’17), the photographer behind the DC Food Porn Instagram, offers his top three tips on how to snap the best food picture.

Evolution of A Georgetown Dinner

The gastronomic history of the Hilltop has changed astronomically since its early days, from the 19th century Christmas feasts to the infamous New South Cafeteria to the now-defunct dining hall by Darnall Hall.

DC Adopts Farm-to-Table Trend

Though it began more than a decade ago, the local farm to table movement is still going strong, with dozens of new restaurants serving fresh, local products opening in the past years.

Shaw: DC’s Best Kept Secret

One of the District’s most historically and culturally rich neighborhoods, Shaw is also home to a variety of unique restaurants and bars.

Top Five Dishes Under $15

From ramen to pizza to falafel, these five bites will satisfy your taste buds and fill your stomach without breaking the bank.

Top Five Restaurants To Take Your Parents

Save this list of quality restaurants for parents’ weekend, or any other time your parents are in town to cover the dinner bill.

Top Five Vegetarian Dishes in Georgetown

Our picks for the best meatless dishes include a delicious veggie bento box and a portobello burger, all within walking distance from campus.

Top Five Coffee Shops in DC

Whether it be for a coffee date or a study session, keep these five coffee shops in mind for your next off-campus venture.

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