The treats you can purchase at Pleasant Pops Farmhouse Market & Cafe are about as tasty as they come. This lovely little cafe specializes in pops - or popsicles - that are made from fresh ingredients like hibiscus, cardamom or cherries. The creative combinations are seemingly endless. For patrons with a love for chocolate, the cafe also serves hot pops - chocolate pops that you swirl around in hot milk to make your own tasty hot chocolate. People looking for heartier fare can also grab lunch or dinner at this multifaceted and unfailingly delicious establishment.
&Pizza is the place to go to enjoy a wide range of pizzas that are filled with flavors and are a treat for the entire family. Order signature pizzas like the Moonstruck, Redvine or Maverick with your choice of dough. Dessert pizzas like the Lori Lane and Pizelles are unique offerings at this pizzeria. Pair your pizza with a variety of housemade sodas or craft beer or wine.
A cute little gem located in upper Georgetown, this is the perfect place to fulfil your Vietnamese food cravings without breaking the bank. On top of an impressive selection of banh mi, with the barbecue pork belly being the most popular, there are also a plethora of vermicelli and rice options, as well as pho and vegetarian dishes that are jam packed with flavor. Delicious food aside, the service is impeccable - the staff is always ready with a smile, and the quaint interior brings to mind a comfy home.
What had formerly started as a popular food truck, District Taco has since evolved into an equally beloved restaurant that serves authentic Mexican fare at an affordable price. For breakfast, opt for the tacos with egg, cheese, and potatoes. For lunch and dinner, don't miss the famous Burrito Mojado, a spicy powerhouse of black beans, cheese, rice, sour cream and fantastic Salsa de Chile. Round out your meals with a side of rich guacamole, or their house special tangy garlic-lime rice. This particular Metro Center location is spacious but especially packed during lunch hours, so be sure to time your visits to beat the rush.
The Diner is a casual dining restaurant that is open daily for all 24 hours. It is an ideal place to drop in for a coffee in the middle of the night or a very late breakfast. Customers eating alone can sit at long counters while there are tables to accommodate large groups and events. Relish items such as chicken fried seitan, cornmeal crusted catfish and turkey platter, complemented by beverages like floats and milkshakes. Guests can also opt for the weekly specials for a good experience.
Lyon Hall is a quintessential neighborhood brasserie in Arlington. It features an unrivaled beer list with over 20 on tap and over 50 bottled brews on offer. Enjoy a chilled pint with delectable bar fare. German and French classics dominate the menu with the likes of pretzels and steak frites. A packed house and energetic vibes during their weekend brunch reveals its local favorite status.
Nazca Mochica is a Peruvian restaurant located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington DC offering modern interpretations of classic Peruvian delights in a warm and comfortable setting. The restaurant is spread over two floors featuring a pisco bar with tapas, and an upstair dining area. The lower floor lounge serves a variety of handcrafted Pisco-based cocktails, carefully curated spirits and a notable list of Cebiches. The Cebiche Nazca, Cebiche de Pato and Lomo Saltado are some of their signature dishes on the menu. If you're looking forward to a mouthwatering Latin-American meal, Nazca Mochica is the place to be.
Situated adjacent to the Mason and Rook Hotel, Radiator is a friendly neighborhood restaurant and bar that pays homage to the rich automotive history of 14th street. The dining area features vintage parts of automobiles and checkerboard floors, exuding a nostalgic vibe. The menu includes a wide range of International cocktail-friendly small plates meant for sharing and innovative drinks and an eclectic selection of specialty cocktails and spirits.
Commissary is a far cry from its namesake, which is often associated with a prison general store. Logan Circle's version of Commissary is a relaxed coffeehouse-bar, restaurant, and local hang out all wrapped up in one. The inexpensive menu is a draw among younger patrons, and happy hour swoons with the young professional crowd for its great drink specials. It's typically American menu boasts larger-than-life portions and is a great bang for the buck. - Shamyra N. Edmonds
Chances are you will get duped by the name, for Duke's Grocery is an East London inspired gastropub! This bi-level space has a laid-back vibe to it and you can enjoy their happy hours with craft beers and seasonal cocktails. Their ever changing menu consists of tasty sandwiches, charcuterie, shared plates, salads and soups. Their market-driven fare will definitely keep you guessing what's on for the day. It is a nice spot to hangout with your friends.
The Pig is a must visit for pork lovers in Washington DC. This restaurant in Logan Circle advocates a nose-to-tail culinary philosophy and specializes in creative renditions of pork. It sources its meat from La Plata MD, its local farm, and features specialties with global influences like barbecue pigtails, bratwurst, Cuban porchetta and cider braised cheek. Their sausage board and pig platters are great when paired with wine, sake or champagne from their beverage list. Other contemporary dishes include salad and seafood. Their pork blood chocolate pudding deserves a special mention. This place is ideal for hosting private parties and events.
&pizza is the place to go to if you love relishing on flavorsome pizzas. You can order one of their signature pizzas such as The Maverick or Kiss and Fire or play the chef and create your own pizza with every topping of your choice. At &pizza there are also loads of options available for the vegans in the house. Combine the pizzas with one of their refreshing house sodas or craft beers and wines to make the meal even more scrumptious. But don't gorge on the pizzas alone, make sure you bring some friends and family as well to indulge in the delightful feast.