Spice up the life of your “Top Chef” obsessed squeeze: Fuel up at We, the Pizza, Spike Mendelsohn’s pie joint. Be honest, and order the “I’ve Gotta Orange Crush on You” soda. Take a post-pizza stroll around Eastern Market.
Plan to spend the night at the Washington Hilton, home of the official quick fire and prep kitchen on “Top Chef DC.” Just don’t hit the hay too soon, it’s almost dinner time.
Formal in spirit but playful on the plate, the elegant Oval Room serves winner’s dinners to the power set. Among the distinguished guests are former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush.
Spend the following day at the historic George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens, site of a barbecue battle on “Top Chef DC.” Compare George and Martha’s kitchen to the suite of stainless steel appliances the “Top Chef” winner takes home.