Food & Drink

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Exploring Shaw’s Alleys & Offshoots

In the 19th century, hundreds of intersecting alleys existed behind DC’s blocks of rowhouses. The brick-paved zones were home to stables, workshops and working-class dwellings. Today, many of these alleys are gone, but a few remain – and they’ve become some of the hottest areas for bars,...

10 Things to See & Do in Shaw

African-American history runs deep in Shaw , a rowhouse-, restaurant- and retail-filled neighborhood northeast of the White House. Duke Ellington was born here, and he and other stars of “Black Broadway” played at nearby theaters that are still standing. These days, the zone is just as well known...

Shaw Brewpub - Right Proper Brewing Company - Washington, DC
Turning Back the Clock with Virginia Ali

You might have heard that Washington, DC has experienced a significant resurgence in recent years, as new restaurants, retail and attractions flock to the city. Few people have witnessed as much change in the District as Virginia Ali, who along with her husband Ben opened up the DC institution Ben’...

bens chili bowl
15 Things to See & Do in Southwest Waterfront

A renaissance is underway along this 47-acre riverfront community, and the new development is called The Wharf . Despite big changes, this historic neighborhood maintains many important remnants of its past including its historic seafood market, world-class theater, leisure cruise boat pier and...

A Sit-Down with a Foodie Incubator Founder in Petworth

If you’re a fan of pop-ups, then EatsPlace should be on your list of dining experiences in DC. The neighborhood restaurant and bar doubles as a food incubator and restaurant accelerator. On any given night you might catch a new chef, try a cuisine you’re not familiar with or take a cocktail class...

EatsPlace Founder Katy Chang - Petworth Food Incubator - Washington, DC
14th Street & Logan Circle Dining in Washington, DC

On any night of the week, you’ll find DC’s hip and hungry crowding into the restaurants and bars along the 14th Street corridor – which runs through the heart of Logan Circle . The neighborhood grew up organically as pioneering Washingtonians moved in to the up-and-coming area—and signaled to chefs...

Outdoor Patio of the Pearl Dive on 14th Street in DC
13 Things to See & Do in the Penn Quarter & Chinatown Neighborhoods

One of the most action-packed neighborhoods in the city, Penn Quarter & Chinatown are excitement-filled hubs. Catch a performance at an edgy theaters, shop for new fashions, discover unique museums, fill up on Chinese fare and so much more.

Kogod Courtyard - Washington, DC
Where to Eat & Drink at Nationals Park

There’s more to Nationals Park than cheering on the talented ballplayers and hoping to catch a fly ball. Compared to other parks, this one puts food high up on the priority list: easy-to-read digital menu boards illuminate thousands of crave-worthy items at each concession stand and there's even a...

@kelseyohleger - Where to eat at Nationals Park - Washington, DC
12 Family Friendly Restaurants & Places to Eat Your Kids Will Love

Thanks to the international entrepreneurs who’ve opened restaurants in the area, Washington, DC now offers cuisine from around the world, and many of these restaurants welcome children with open arms. Here’s a guide to some of our favorite family friendly restaurants, where you’re sure to find a...

Family walking along Potomac River at the Georgetown Waterfront - Washington, DC
20+ Rooftop Bars & Restaurants to Experience in Washington, DC

It's always the right time to head out on the town, find the nearest rooftop bar and order up your favorite cocktail or draft beer. Feel the breeze and ease back at these District locales, who have set up shop up top for your warm weather pleasure.

DNV Rooftop at The Donovan  - Rooftop Bars in Washington, DC