Food & Drink

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Where to Eat on 11th Street in Columbia Heights

Perhaps the homiest restaurant neighborhood in the city, Columbia Heights’ 11th Street serves up indie bars and eateries on the blocks between residential Kenyon and Monroe streets. If you plan well, you could chow down on three meals a day here – and still have spots to go to for a nightcap. A.M...

Maple restaurant Washington, DC
Best Bets for Group Get-Togethers

Dining out doesn’t always involve a petite party of two. Whether you’re in town with a tour group, celebrating with a large group of pals, or scheduling a team meeting over a meal, these restaurants are pros at accommodating a crowd.s If you’re downtown: For solid American fare in a central...

Hill County
12 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
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
3 Days & Nights in the Nation’s Capital

Washington, DC is, of course, the capital city of the United States of America. The city’s iconic monuments, memorials and museums that many have only seen in history books or on television are larger than life on the National Mall. If this is your first time in DC, you’ll want to hit all the major...

NoMa’s Union Market

It’s a Sunday afternoon at NoMa’s Union Market , and a couple is slurping bivalves at Rappahannock Oyster Bar while, nearby, a mini-skirt wearing tween struggles to eat a taco while walking. Just across the way, there’s a line forming for either the beer, the bratwursts or both at Red Apron...

Rappahannock Oyster Co. Patrons
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
Family Friendly Dining in DC

Eat and run There is so much to see and do on a visit to Washington, DC, and for that reason, fast food often fits best into your touring schedule. Fortunately, there are many high quality fast food options near the National Mall . For some tasty quick bites, try Potbelly Sandwich Shop in the...

DC Cool Kids - Family Friendly Dining
30+ Things to Do This September in Washington, DC

Events DC Blues Festival – Sept. 3 The annual DC Blues Festival is more than two decades old, and it ain’t losing steam anytime soon. Staged at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Rock Creek Park, the all-day extravaganza features well-known local artists, instrument and vocal workshops, and even an...

H Street Festival 2015
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