Food & Dining

4 New (or Refreshed) French Bistros and Bakeries Around DC

Washingtonian (Food) 5/23 1:00A Ann Limpert
L’Avant-Garde location_on 2915 M St., NW language Website This chic dining room in Georgetown is just over a year old, and already there have been seismic changes in the kitchen. Founding chef Gilles Epié exited in January, and soon after,...

The Curious Case of D.C.’s Three-Figured Sundae Sensation

DC Eater 5/22 3:00A Tierney Plumb
Pineapple & Pearls’ prix fixe diners shell out an extra $150 apiece to order this polished ice cream bar. | Scott Suchman “It honestly probably shouldn’t taste good, but it does — it’s amazing.”...

Meet the Guy Who’s Been Handling VIPs at the Monocle for 50 Years

Washingtonian (Food) 5/22 1:01A Jessica Sidman
When Nick Selimos started as maître d’ of Capitol Hill’s the Monocle, he wore a tuxedo, the three-martini lunch was very much in vogue, and the dining room was filled with the cigarette smoke of political power players. Fifty years later, all of...

Croissant Moment: 6 Creative Takes on the Flaky Pastry Around DC

Washingtonian (Food) 5/22 1:00A Nevin Martell
The Roll Petite Cerise location_on 1027 Seventh St., NW language Website It takes executive pastry chef Carmelo Gil three days to craft these Insta-ready golden swirls, but they usually sell out in about 90 minutes. Rotating flavors include...

NYC’s All-Day Carnegie Diner Is Coming to the D.C. Area

DC Eater 5/20 11:09A Tierney Plumb
Carnegie Diner & Cafe will offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch. | Carnegie Diner & Cafe The Midtown-born brand brings 24-layer chocolate cake, carbonara, and bottomless coffee to Vienna,...

What to Eat at Silver Spring’s Anticipated New Food Hall

DC Eater 5/20 8:02A Tierney Plumb
Oysters on the half shell at Solaire Social’s bar. | Scott Suchman Three years in the making, Solaire Social brings Maryland a new raw bar and stalls for sushi, Indian wraps, barbecue, and more Silver...

Can Pastis–New York’s Once-Buzzy Bistro–Make It In DC?

Washingtonian (Food) 5/20 1:00A Ann Limpert
location_on 1323 Fourth St., NE language Website Keith McNally’s original Pastis opened in New York’s grungy Meatpacking District in 1999. Quickly, it became heaven for Page Six obsessives. There was Monica Lewinsky, seeking respite in its...

6 Delicious Brunch Recipes to Brighten Up a Dreary Weekend

Washingtonian (Food) 5/17 9:45A Washingtonian Staff
Orange-Vanilla French Toast Use day-old challah to make this fluffy morning treat from 20 year-old Black Market Bistro—still one of our favorite brunch destinations. Chocolate-Sourdough Bundt Cake Chef Johanna Hellrigl, who will soon open Italian...

A Natural Wine and Plant Shop Is Coming to Cleveland Park

Washingtonian (Food) 5/17 8:39A Jessica Sidman
Wish there was a one-stop-shop for a pinot and a philodendron? A natural wine and plant shop called Vinery is coming to Cleveland Park this July from the owners of modern Hong Kong-inspired restaurant Queen s English and Dupont Circle boutique...

The Wydown Abruptly Shuts Down DC Coffee Shops Amid Unionization Fight

Washingtonian (Food) 5/15 10:38A Arya Hodjat
The Wydown, a DC coffee shop whose workers recently announced plans to unionize, abruptly shuttered both of its locations Tuesday night, laying off 30 workers, according to former employees. “After 10 great years, we have closed both Wydown...
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