Today in Food: Lunch at Estadio, Island tastes in Wheaton


Swoon-worthy: Estadio’s lamb meatball bocadillo, the restaurant’s best-selling sandwich, with a side of lentil salad. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Tom Sietsema feels the heat at Island Hut, a family-run Jamaican restaurant in Wheaton. Try the succulent, spicy signature chicken or the zesty goat, and wash it down with a glass of sorrel. Baker LaChelle Donaldson makes the cakes, and varieties include pineapple-upside down, mandarin orange and one so potent with rum you ought to be 21 to try it.

Last summer, the elegant, hip 14th Street restaurant Estadio was the place to be. This summer, it’s the place to be for lunch. Catherine Zuckerman recommends the bocadillos served during Estadio’s new weekday lunch hours.

Plan a great cocktail party with these recipes for five warm-weather drinks — all using fresh fruits and herbs — including the Black and Blue Mojito and the Watermelon-Mint Smash. Jason Wilson offers some tips on muddling techniques, and you’ll also find recipes for food on the grill and barbecue sauce in the section.

Anne Kenderdine’s job is sharing what’s fun to do in D.C. She joined The Washington Post in 2000, and she’s been focused on local arts and entertainment for her whole career. As the Going Out Guide Deputy Editor, she edits the Going Out Gurus blog and stories for the Weekend section and she also shapes the Going Out Guide’s Web site, mobile site, i

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