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Exploring Washington DC's Best Ethiopian Restaurants

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Washington, DC is commonly considered the second largest Ethiopian city in the world, second only to Addis Ababa. Those immigrants have built America's foremost destination for Ethiopian cooking. Here's where you should go. More

10 Amazing Late Night Restaurants in Washington, DC

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DC is a commuter city, which means most restaurants close up shop early. But look around and you'll find some exceptions for quality meals beyond giant slices of greasy pizza. More

The Best Southern-Style Fried Chicken in Washington, DC

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Depending on who you ask and what subjective gerrymandering is involved, you may or may not lump Washington, DC in with the American South. Cultural geography notwithstanding, DC is still a town that can boast some solid Southern-style fried chicken. Here are our favorites. More

Where to Eat Outdoors in Washington, DC, 2014 Edition

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After a stubborn winter, you can be sure that everyone who can in DC will be out and lining up for every available seat on roof decks and patios. From scenic roofs to hipster beer gardens to historic, secluded courtyards, Washington has more than enough outdoor dining real estate to accommodate its Vitamin D-starved public. We picked 10 of our favorite outdoor dining spots for you to check out. More

Where to Go for Happy Hour in Washington, DC

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Sure, there are bars with dollar PBRs or cheap, passable wings; those are a dime a dozen. But these Washington, DC happy hours are excellent on their own merits. Looking for a discounted impeccably curated beer list? Cheap well-made cocktails? There's a happy hour for you somewhere in town. Here's our guide to the best options. More

Washington, DC Cheap Eats: 10 Great Dishes Under $10

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With a sprawling Chinatown, a significant Salvadorian population, and a school bus serving serious barbecue, DC has plenty to satisfy the hungry bargain hunter. More

We Tour the New Factory and Tasting Room from DC Gelato Experts Dolcezza

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Gelato fans take notice: DC's resident gelato experts at Dolcezza are moving into a massive new headquarters/tasting center just behind Union Market. More

From Brewhouse to Table: Behind the Scenes at Bluejacket, Washington DC

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The recently opened brewery-restaurant Bluejacket Brewery and its internal restaurant The Arsenal are sharing more than just a space: they're both using the same grains to make both beer and food. We went behind the scenes to see how grains go from malt room to macaroni and cheese. More

A Sandwich a Day: Mike Isabella's Chicken Parm at G, in Washington DC

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A chicken parm is the kind of sandwich that's pretty delicious no matter how it's prepared, and even a bad one is still going to be pretty good. You can't really go wrong with fried chicken, mozzarella, tomato sauce, and bread. So elevating the familiar deli classic is best done by approaching it from a place of subtlety, lest you undermine the essential qualities that make it great. At Mike Isabella's latest project, G Sandwich Shop, his iteration of the Chicken Parm ($11) is immediately recognizable, but augmented just enough to make it its own delicious beast. More

Eat This Now: Pork Lychee Salad at Rose's Luxury, Washington, DC

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Rose's Luxury is a new spot on Barracks Row from former Momofuku Noodle Bar chef Aaron Silverman, featuring an eclectic menu spanning pho to popcorn soup, but the dish we can't stop talking about is this complex pork and lychee salad. More

How Derek Brown of Washington DC's Eat the Rich Pairs Drinks With Oysters

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"Gin, Champagne, and crisp white wines are the triumvirate of great oyster pairings." So says Derek Brown of DC's The Passenger and the more recent Mockingbird Hill. Hot off of a mission to spread the good wood about sherry at the latter, Brown has now turned his sights on oysters. Adding another stone to his ever-expanding empire two doors down from Mockingbird Hill is the newly minted Eat the Rich. More

Aggie Chin Shares Where to Indulge in Fall Flavors in Washington D.C.

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Aggie Chin loves fall flavors. The pastry chef at Palena lets us in on where to indulge, plus more of her favorite sweets, in Washington, D.C. More

Behind the Scenes: Making Toasted Marshmallow Soft Serve With Tiffany MacIsaac at Red Apron, DC

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We popped into the Red Apron Butchery at Union Market to see Tiffany MacIsaac take a blowtorch to some marshmallows and make some awesome soft serve. More

Market Scene: District Flea in Washington, DC

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DC has no shortage of farmers markets, but great flea markets are few and far between. That's why we're so excited about District Flea, a new sister market to Brooklyn Flea in New York, with 20-odd food vendors on site to fuel the bargain and treasure-hunting masses. More

Spotted: Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwiches in Washington DC

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Doughnut mania in DC continues. With a number of doughnut and fried chicken operations popping up, the next doughnut-plus iteration was never far off, which, obviously, is the doughnut ice cream sandwich. More

The Best Dive Bars in the Washington DC Area

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Washington DC has its share of trendy cocktail bars and hipster hideouts, but the district's dive bars have clung to life, thriving on decades of drinking history and fierce local loyalty. Here are 8 of our favorite dive bars in the DC area. More

We Tour Atlas Brew Works, Washington DC's 4th Brewery

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2013 has been something of a banner year for Washington DC's food and drink scene and there's little sign of slowing. One of the latest additions is the fourth major brewery to come online in the District. More

First Look: Southeast Asian-Inspired Bites at doi moi, Washington DC

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The latest 14th Street opening, from the team behind Proof and Estadio, looks to the vibrant flavors of Southeast Asia for inspiration. More

5 Brunch Cocktails We Love in Washington, DC

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In the right shaker, brunch drinks can be just as imaginative as any other cocktail. Here are five we love in Washington, DC. More

Where to Eat on 14th Street: 7 Places We Love in Washington, DC

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If you've been paying attention to the food scene in the District this year, you'll have noticed a trend: Week after week of restaurant openings on 14th St. have flooded one of DC's already busiest corridors with even more options for diners. From massive, high profile operations like Le Diplomate to tiny, independent shops like Etto, there's something new on virtually every corner. Here's a selection of our favorites. More

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