When we learned that Food & Wine magazine had released a keyboard app — complete with a set of restaurant-inspired emojis like Milk Bar’s birthday cake and a Cronut — we wanted in on the fun. Using the common emoji set found on your phone, we created these puzzles that spell out well-known restaurants in the D.C. area, minus any the’s and and’s in their names. How many can you guess? Answers are below.


Answers: 1. Rose’s Luxury; 2. Pizzeria Paradiso; 3. The Red Hen; 4. Honey Pig; 5. Cake Love; 6. ChurchKey; 7. American Ice Co.; 8. Eat the Rich; 9. 2 Amys; 10. Rice Paper; 11. Baby Wale; 12. Elephant & Castle; 13. Thai X-ing; 14. The Fainting Goat 15. Busboys and Poets

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