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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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Albuquerque

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Boston

Behind its historic Federal-style facade lies a food scene that surprises and delights around every corner.

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Chicago

The Windy City is second to none when it comes to cool restaurants.
 

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Cincinnati

Culinary camaraderie runs deep in this Midwestern city.

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Columbus

Come explore this Midwestern magnet for big-city chefs looking to spread their creative wings.

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Denver

Go the distance in the Mile High City for excellent craft beer and much, much more.
 

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Detroit

Motor City takes pride in its neighborhood restaurants and so do we.
 

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Houston

The fourth largest U.S. city in the second largest state is cooking up big things.

 

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Madison

Hyperlocal cuisine (and plenty of cheese, sausage and beer) in a cool college town—what more could you want?

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Minneapolis

From sophisticated gastropubs to burger dives to craft donut shops, there’s nothing mini about Minneapolis dining.

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Philadelphia

There’s a lot to love in the City of Brotherly Love. Its historic food halls are a good place to start.

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Phoenix

It’s hot here—and getting hotter—thanks to our eclectic mix of partners.
 

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San Diego

Fish tacos and craft beer are just the start in sunny San Diego.  Learn more