Author Archives: Becky Krystal

Break out of a dining rut: 10 D.C. restaurants that opened in January

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

It’s a new year, and if one of your resolutions is to try new restaurants, this month is already going to provide you with plenty of fodder. Here’s a roundup of the notable openings, as well as some closings: Openings Bluestone Lane: The Australian chain serves coffee and cafe fare. 1100 23rd St. NW. Chloe: Haidar Karoum, […]

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This cheesy, spicy Buffalo chicken pizza is everything we crave in one beautiful pie

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

The wings that started it all seem almost passe these days when you can choose from Buffalo chicken mac-and-cheese, Buffalo chicken sandwiches and Buffalo chicken empanadas. And of course, there’s the pizza. Props to whoever first thought to combine one drunk food with another, resulting in a sublimely spicy, cheesy hybrid perfect for a night out […]

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Washington’s vegan dining scene is about to get a boost

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

It’s been more than nine months since husband and wife team Richard Landau and Kate Jacoby of Philadelphia’s acclaimed vegan restaurant Vedge announced they would be coming to Washington. That means there’s been plenty of time to revise their plans: The couple had intended to replicate V Street, their vegan street food bar, in Washington, but decided the name […]

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It’s not just you: Restaurant menus really are confusing

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

We all know the feeling. You’re at a restaurant deciding what to order when you start to wonder about a description on the menu. You might subtly Google it, or maybe you’re bold enough to ask the waiter what that thing means. But chances are, you just move on to something you recognize and order it […]

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Snow day food and drink specials that are worth leaving the house for

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

The snow has fallen, school is out, and everyone is figuring out what to do. Naturally, there are food and drink specials rolling in for those of you able and willing to get out of the house. Arroz: Happy hour from 3 to 9 p.m. 901 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Bluejacket: Half-price cask beers; $4 Bluejacket classics (Forbidden Planet, Lost […]

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Dinner for two for less than $100 in Washington? Good luck.

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

Let’s start with the fried chicken. There’s the spicy $26 Taiwanese rendition at Maketto and the $24 Japanese riff at Himitsu. You can go for the $18 version at Partisan, or the $19 one at Convivial. But tack on an appetizer and maybe a cocktail or dessert, and that one bird is steering you to a dinner check of $50 — easy. Perhaps no […]

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This $3 falafel sandwich is one of the best cheap meals in Washington

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

How did you most recently spend $3? Your morning cup of coffee? A single macaron at Ladurée? A totally unsatisfying vending machine purchase? Here’s something better to consider for next time: The falafel sandwich at the recently opened Falafel Inc. in Georgetown. The neighborhood where money seems to disappear as easily as the air you exhale is […]

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The month of May in restaurant openings and closings

Source: Washington Post Going Out Guide

May was a pretty big month for restaurant debuts around Washington. But the city also lost some veteran spots, too. Here’s a look at the most noteworthy developments. Openings Anxo Cidery and Tasting Room: The second location of this local outfit is in Brightwood Park, featuring its own ciders and those from around the world, plus craft […]

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