Food & Drink

Food & Drink: Get a taste of DC cuisine.

8 Farm-to-Fork Restaurants for Local Fare

The word “locavore” (aka, “someone who eats local foods”) was added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary a few years back; it’s also a concept that rules at many Washington restaurants. Here are several that source what’s on their plates from nearby states.

rappahannock oyster bar
Penn Quarter & Chinatown By Day & By Night

Venture into Penn Quarter & Chinatown and you’ll encounter a vibrant urban hub. Don’t be surprised when you step off the Metro and encounter a 60-foot high Chinese archway and bright neon lights. Visitors should expect plenty of foot traffic, elaborately dressed storefronts and energy-filled...

Chinatown Arch - Washington, DC
10 Things To Do Indoors, Day & Night

DC’s monuments and outdoor spaces get a lot of press, but you can also find plenty of things to do inside, whether you’re fleeing wintery weather or trying to beat the heat in summer. From off-beat museums to plush spas, we’ve literally got you covered.

Union Market
Cedric Maupillier Dishes on the French-American Mash Up at Convivial

A charming accent reveals Cedric Maupillier’s roots in the South of France. But the ambitious chef (also the force behind Adams Morgan’s Mintwood Place ) recently became an American citizen, and the menu at his new Shaw bistro borrows liberally from the cuisine of both countries. What’s the secret...

Cedric Maupillier of Convivial and Mintwood Place
What to do on a snow day in Washington, DC

Even major blizzards don’t stop Washington, DC residents and visitors from donning their snow gear and taking to the streets to play. In DC, there’s a snowball fight association, sleds are MacGyvered to great (and not so great) effect and legendary restaurants and bars dare to deliver a cozy ski...

7 Distilleries You Should Know About In & Around Washington, DC

It seems fitting that in close proximity to where Congress ratified the amendment that bought Prohibition to an end is a thriving vodka, gin, rum and bourbon distillery scene. In recent years many DC locals have turned their hand to craft distilling. See how spirits are made and sample the end...

Republic Restoratives Distillery - Washington, DC
10 Breweries to Check Out in Washington, DC

When you’re looking for a cold one, look beyond the big beer producers and taste something distinctly DC. Frosty, frothy, heady, hoppy, sour – whatever your preference, you can find it at any of these local breweries.

3 stars brewing company
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
Eat Your Way Through DC’s Neighborhoods

When most people think of the country’s best food cities, places such as Charleston, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City likely come to mind. But Washington, DC deserves a spot on that list as well. The city had so many restaurants open in 2015 that we – and our stomachs – could barely keep...

Local Dining in DC Neighborhoods
10 Things to See & Do in Capitol Riverfront

Since Nationals Park opened in 2008, Capitol Riverfront has become one of DC’s emerging neighborhoods. The experiences continue to grow, and we have 10 of our favorites listed to get you started:

Capitol Riverfront - Yards Park - Washington, DC