Going Out Guide: Try This


Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 03/27/2014

This thing you should try: Peking duck tacos at El Rey

Duck chicharrones are the crispy secret ingredient in El Rey’s special new tacos.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:26 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Restaurants, Tacos, This Thing You Should Try, U Street

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 03/21/2014

This thing you should try: The Partisan’s Snickers Terrine

It looks like a giant Snickers, but it’s more complicated than that.

By Alex Baldinger  |  03:33 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 03/10/2014

This (vegetarian) thing you should try: Red Hen’s Roman-style gnocchi

The dish, which had gone missing for winter, is back beginning today.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:18 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Restaurants, This Thing You Should Try, vegetarian

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Malort report: Chicago’s favorite awful-tasting shot invades D.C.

Chicago’s shot of choice is showing up on D.C. cocktail menus.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:24 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 01/28/2014

This thing you should try: Coppa di Torino at Alba Osteria

It’s topped with candied chestnuts and cherries and vaguely resembles Sputnik.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:53 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 11/12/2013

This thing you should try: the Impaloca at the Pug

Impala Cantina combines tacos and snack chips at its weekly pop-up.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:00 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, H Street, Pop-ups, This Thing You Should Try, U Street

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Ramen sliders: a fistful of noodles

Dozens of strands of noodles tenuously hugging a tiny burger until their inevitable collapse.

By Maura Judkis  |  01:17 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 11/05/2013

This thing you should try: Fuego’s habanero-infused Mala Suerte margarita

The tequila is sharp and peppery on its own, but this has a serious burn to it.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:18 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Tacos, This Thing You Should Try

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 10/22/2013

This thing you should try: Estadio’s pumpkin slushito

Pumpkin, spice and scotch star in this seasonal pie-in-a-glass cocktail.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  12:40 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Fall, This Thing You Should Try

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 09/27/2013

It’s close, but no cigar: Check out El Centro Georgetown’s clever dessert

the restaurant’s chocolate mousse and hazelnut chocolate cake takes an interesting shape.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:09 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Baklava French toast debuts on Kapnos’ brunch menu

The honey-flavored dish is a sweet start to Kapnos’ new brunch.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:33 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brunch, Food, Restaurants, This Thing You Should Try

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Cook your own beef on a hot rock at Zentan

One wouldn’t think a chef would trust mere patrons to prepare a piece of premium beef.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:59 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Get your strawberry summer cocktails while you still can

Before you know it, we'll be talking about pumpkin beers and spiced bourbon cocktails.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:21 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Summer Cocktails, This Thing You Should Try

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 07/16/2013

This thing you should try: Picasso at Kapnos

A glass of something cold? Better is a metal julep cup freezing in your hands as you sip from it.

By Alex Baldinger  |  05:23 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 07/15/2013

This thing you should try: Frozen margaritas at Taqueria Nacional

Beat the heat with a frozen margarita made with fresh berries.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  01:49 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 06/13/2013

This thing you should try: rattlesnake and alligator sausages at Fat Shorty's

The "Wildly Exotic" section of the Fat Shorty's sausage menu isn't bluffing.

By Maura Judkis  |  05:07 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 06/04/2013

The doissant is D.C.'s answer to the cronut

When Chocolate Crust in Brightwood fried up its own croissant-doughnut hybrid, it needed a different name. Behold, the doissant.

By Alex Baldinger  |  12:33 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Del Campo's Fernet con Cola is Argentina in a bottle

Bartender J.P. Caceres adds his own unique flavor to the classic South American concoction.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:31 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 05/13/2013

A Frosty Pickleback, for when a regular pickleback just won't do

Weird ice cream flavors are everywhere right now, but this might be the first one you can use to chase a shot of whiskey.

By Alex Baldinger  |  02:33 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Olive oil cake custard for a cause at Shake Shack

The flavor is part of the Shack's fundraiser for No Kid Hungry.

By Maura Judkis | @maurajudkis  |  02:39 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 05/08/2013

DGS Delicatessen's lunch counter has goodness to go

Finally, the deli-inspired restaurant has a take-out sandwich counter.

By Maura Judkis | @maurajudkis  |  04:39 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 04/25/2013

This is a doughnut at Bean & Bite

"No, that's a muffin," you just said. You're so judgmental. In fact, what you're looking at is a doughnut shaped like a muffin. Take doughnut batter, pour it into a cupcake mold, dust it with cinnamon and sugar and voila: the doughmuffin.

By Alex Baldinger | @baldinger  |  04:51 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/09/2013

This thing you should try: Old Bay puffed pork rinds at Cafe Saint-Ex

Enjoy a $4 cone of salty, porky deliciousness.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Food, This Thing You Should Try

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 04/05/2013

This thing you should try: rattlesnake and alligator sausages at Fat Shorty's

The "Wildly Exotic" section of the Fat Shorty's sausage menu isn't bluffing.

By Maura Judkis  |  11:52 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food, This Thing You Should Try

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 04/04/2013

This thing you should drink: gin and tonic on tap at Union Market's Red Apron Butchery

Specially formulated gin and tonics will flow from the taps at Union Market's Red Apron butcher shop and bar.

By Fritz Hahn  |  08:32 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cocktails, This Thing You Should Try, Union Market

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 03/27/2013

The vodka that tastes like Old Bay is here, and just in time for crab season

Philadelphia Distillers has officially launched the Bay.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:12 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 03/21/2013

This Thing You Should Try: The Real Obama at Bub and Pop's

A new M Street sandwich shop called Bub and Pop's offers Italian hoagies, Philly-style subs and a very delicious import from Chicago.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:28 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dupont Circle, Restaurants, Sandwiches, This Thing You Should Try

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Try This: Winemaker tastings at Northside Social

The Arlington coffeehouse and wine bar’s five-course wine tasting and mini-dinner, plus a chance to meet a winemaker, is a bargain and great for a date night.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  03:38 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Restaurants | Tags:  Try This

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 12/14/2011

This thing you should try: Duffy’s Monster Burger

From foie gras to a fried egg, you can get just about anything on a burger in this town, but you can’t get a burger on anything quite as easily.

By Alex Baldinger  |  11:11 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Restaurants, Bars and Clubs | Tags:  Try This