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The Capital Of Top Dining

Where to begin in Washington D.C.? Most of us start, naturally, with the monuments and museums. You could spend a solid week sightseeing across the nation’s capital, and you’d still just be scratching the surface. When it comes to dining in D.C., there’s another automatic reflex people tend to have: thinking that’s it all about the power lunch. And while there’s definitely no shortage of buttoned-up steakhouses and suits in this town (it’s fair to call D.C. the power suit capital), we at FOODWORKS have watched the restaurant scene in and around the city become, in the words of the Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema, “an embarrassment of riches.”

The D.C. area offers a virtual United Nations of cuisine. Laotian, Ethiopian, Peruvian, casual to Michelin-starred—it’s all here. We hear there are several new food halls opening, which will only add to the variety and make our work at FOODWORKS even more exciting. From buzzy spots worth every bit of hype like Bad Saint, which put the spotlight on modern Filipino food; to award-winning stalwarts like Rasika, one of the most interested Indian restaurants not just in D.C. but anywhere; to crowd-pleasing icons like Old Ebbitt Grill, there’s so much to enjoy on both sides of the aisle. There’s no debating that

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