I recently discovered a great casual restaurant in Washington DC that not only has managed to survive the pandemic, but is expanding to new locations. While new to me, Half-Smoke has been in the Shaw neighborhood of DC since 2016. Not only do they have a great selection of meats, but great cocktails and appetizers as well.
There's a relatively new ice cream place in the Shaw area of Washington DC that makes ice cream on the spot using liquid Nitrogen: Nicecream. It does not get fresher than this!
CHIKO is a small DC area chain that serves a fusion of Chinese and Korean cuisine. It's a unique flavor blend and the quality of the food is amazing. CHIKO has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants.
A classic, 52 year old diner can be found in Washington DC's Capitol Hill, just a few blocks east of the Capitol Building.
Ben's Chili Bowl is the most iconic of all restaurants in Washington DC. If you have not been there, you have not eaten in DC. It has been a fixture on U Street since the 1950s.
I love ice cream and will stop to have some any time of the year. Here are some of my favorite ice cream parlors in the Washington DC area.
Wild caught fish burgers are featured at this sister and brother operation in Shaw.
A great new Asian tapas place with a strong sense of community. Located in Columbia Heights, Queen's English has Hong Kong food at its finest.
Blending Hawaian food with Mexican is not the most obvious cuisine fusion, but a new restaurant in Dupont Circle serving up tacos Hawaiian style shows that the combination can be dynamite.
I consider poutine one of the national foods of Canada. However, it is very hard to get good poutine in the States. So when Air Canada set up a popup restaurant featuring the dish, I decided to give it a try.