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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

Settling in Seoul: Soul Food in Streets of Seoul

While the Southerner in me misses her sweet tea, buttermilk cornbread and made-from-scratch macaroni and cheese, the transition to eating Korean food has not been a difficult one. In fact, I’m not sure how I’ve gone my whole life without having kimchi at every meal, and I do not know[Read More…]

by November 11, 2016 0 comments Food & Drink, Guide Columns, The Guide
Restaurant Review: French Comfort Food

Restaurant Review: French Comfort Food

LA piquette: 3714 Macomb St. NW | Cuisine: French  Located in the heart of the city’s northwestern quadrant, between Cathedral Heights and Cleveland Park, La Piquette is a new favorite for Washington D.C. Francophiles. Restaurateurs Bruno Fortin and Cyrille Brenac — co-owners of Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar in Georgetown —[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide
Restaurant Review: Overcomplicating a Classic

Restaurant Review: Overcomplicating a Classic

HalfSmoke: 651 Florida Ave. NW | Cuisine: Casual American HalfSmoke, Washington D.C.-native chef Andre McCain’s sausage-centered eatery, was established in the Shaw neighborhood during the summer of 2016 in celebration of a beloved local delicacy. The half-smoke sausage is a type of food distinct to the D.C. area. Served like[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide

Le Chat Noir

A neighborhood gem, Friendship Height’s Le Chat Noir owes its name to Paris’ first avant-garde cabaret. Located on Wisconsin Avenue in the northern edge of Tenleytown, this Left Bank-inspired bistro offers an authentic interpretation of classic French cuisine. The restaurant’s influences are obvious upon entry — a stylish Montmartre poster[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Food & Drink, The Guide