Food & Drink

Food & Drink: Get a taste of DC cuisine.

Where to Eat & Drink Around the National Mall

Home to Washington, DC’s iconic museums and monuments, the National Mall is also surrounded by some of the city’s top restaurants.The area stretches from the foot of the United States Capitol to the Potomac River, so prepare to work those legs! These restaurants will help you fuel up before, during...

Art and Soul
Everything You Need to Know About DC’s Signature Dish: The Half-Smoke

What is a half-smoke? Paris has croissants, Baltimore has crab cakes, and Washington, DC has something called a half smoke. The town’s signature dish is a sausage, generally smoked before it’s grilled. They’re often a bit spicier and made of meat that’s more coarsely ground than a hot dog. Sources...

Ben's Chili Bowl
9 Things to See & Do in Adams Morgan

The diverse neighborhood of Adams Morgan is centered at the intersection of Columbia Road and 18th Street, sandwiched between U Street Corridor, Mount Pleasant, Kalorama, Dupont Circle, Columbia Heights, and Woodley Park. The area might be less than. 5 sq. miles, but there’s a lot for you to...

18th Street on Adams Morgan Day
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
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
20 Ways to Celebrate Independence Day in Washington, DC

The nation’s capital celebrates the Fourth of July with a bang. Along with viewing the dynamic fireworks show on the National Mall , visitors can celebrate America’s birthday in dozens of venues and in a multitude of ways. Here is a list of 15 entertaining places where revelers can experience the...

Fourth of July Fireworks in Washington, DC
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 Places to Eat & Drink on H Street NE

From Ethiopian to Lebanese to Mexican, the food along H Street is a melting pot of flavors. Exploring the diverse neighborhood means you will work up quite the appetite. With that said, here are 10 awesome food and drink options to get you started.

Dining at Copycat Co - H Street NE
12 Family Friendly Restaurants Your Kids Will Love

Thanks to the international entrepreneurs who’ve opened restaurants in the area, DC now offers cuisine from around the world, and many of these restaurants welcome children with open arms. Here’s a guide to 12 family friendly restaurants, where you’re sure to find a menu that pleases both you and...

Family walking along Potomac River at the Georgetown Waterfront
10 Distinctly DC Music Venues You Have to Experience

When it comes to DC’s music legends, the landscape is as diverse as the city itself: Duke Ellington, Chuck Brown, Marvin Gaye, Ian MacKaye, Dave Grohl and Wale all share space atop the District’s musical Rushmore. Each artist has influenced the local landscape for years, but what’s the scene like...

Amazing Live Music Venues - Washington, DC