Food & Dining

9 Fun Food Events Around DC This Week

Washingtonian (Food) 8/18 10:46A Sophia Young
End the summer the right way at Dear Summer BBQ, a cookout at the Bullpen (1201 Half St., SE) on Saturday, August 20 from 4 to 10 PM. The $65 ticket includes free BBQ (from 4 to 6 PM only), live DJ performances, and more. Find tickets here. It’s...

Your Guide to Alexandria Summer Restaurant Week 2022

Washingtonian (Food) 8/18 9:18A Sophia Young
DC Summer Restaurant Week may be ending Sunday, August 21, but don’t fret— Alexandria Restaurant Week kicks off Friday, August 19 and runs through Sunday, August 28. On the menu? Dinner deals from dozens of Alexandria food spots. Here’s what you...

Where to Feast on Crabs Around DC

Washingtonian (Food) 8/18 8:11A Anna Spiegel
You don’t need a bay house—or even a car—to dig into a delicious Chesapeake crab feast. In addition to DC-area crab houses, there are seafood markets—and even delivery services—selling live or steamed crabs for your backyard party.  Crab Houses...

4 Disability Advocates Talk About Their DC Restaurant Experiences

Washingtonian (Food) 8/18 6:48A Grace Deng
DC s vibrant restaurant scene is known for its diversity—but local disability advocates say it could do better when it comes to inclusivity. While the Americans with Disabilities Act requires restaurants to be readily accessible to people with...

Eat Great Cheap 2022: Washington’s Best Taco Spots

Washingtonian (Food) 8/18 1:01A Ann Limpert
A great taco hasn’t always been easy to find around here. Now there’s no need to apologize to homesick Mexicans and Texans. Washington is flush with terrific family-run taquerias, cheffy upstarts, and gas-station gems. Here are our 30 favorite...

30 Best Places in Washington to Satisfy a Taco Fix

Washingtonian (Food) 8/18 1:00A Ann Limpert
Taco Bamba Seven Maryland and Virginia locations Victor Albisu—formerly chef/owner of the late, great mod-Mex dining room Poca Madre—lets his freak flag fly at this ever-­expanding group of taquerias, often pulsing with ’90s hair metal. There’s a...

Our 8 Favorite Mexican Dishes and Drinks Around DC

Washingtonian (Food) 8/18 12:59A Ann Limpert
Fajitas Cactus Cantina and Lauriol Plaza You’ll hear the sizzle before you see the platter of smoking steak, chicken, and buttery shrimp (we also love the lamb special), sided with housemade flour tortillas. 3300 Wisconsin Ave., NW (Cactus...

5 Fancy Tacos That Are Worth the Splurge

Washingtonian (Food) 8/18 12:58A Ann Limpert
Toro Taco at Shoto 1100 15th St., NW The seven-month-old Japanese hit serves a lineup of several one-bite tacos, all en­cased in delicate potato chips. Our favorite filling is the most luxurious of the bunch: bits of fatty tuna with yuzu,...

Meet the Restaurant Families Serving Up the Best Tacos in Washington

Washingtonian (Food) 8/18 12:57A Ann Limpert
The Empire Builders: Jessica and Alfredo Solis El Sol, Mezcalero, Anafre, and Mariscos 1133 The backstory The Mexico City–born brother and sister—both chefs—had plenty of restaurant experience before they opened their first taco destination,...

Eat Great Cheap: Our 10 Favorite New Restaurants

Washingtonian (Food) 8/18 12:56A Ann Limpert
1. Bindaas Bowls Rolls 415 Seventh St., NW Rasika restaurateur Ashok Bajaj and chef Vikram Sunderam debuted their most casual Indian venture yet: a counter-order version of the street-food concept Bindaas. There are tasty, quick-grab kati rolls...

12 Spots for Seasonal Blueberry Treats Around D.C.

DC Eater 8/17 8:24A Emily Wishingrad
Georgetown’s Baked & Wired showcases blueberries at their prime inside a “Smurfette” cupcake. | Sarah Culver/Baked & Wired The squishy summer fruit shows up at local cafes, bakeries, and...

This Friday: Chat With Food Critic Ann Limpert

Washingtonian (Food) 8/17 4:41A Washingtonian Staff
Join us Friday, August 19 at 11 AM to chat with Washingtonian food critic Ann Limpert. Have a question about Restaurant Week? Wondering about the recent wave of restaurant closures? Or maybe you re just looking for a dinner recommendation. Leave...

Chesapeake Crab Shack and Bar Is Finally Opening on U Street

Washingtonian (Food) 8/17 2:01A Anna Spiegel
U Street’s highly anticipated Chesapeake Crab Shack and Bar is opening on Friday, August 19. The 50-seat outdoor spot—one of only a handful of full-service crab restaurants in the District—channels the Bay with a menu of steamed blue crabs,...
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