Others may revel in ghost-pepper wings or blisteringly hot chicken sandwiches, but for me the thrill is gone.

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2.5 stars | Sara Thompson and Henji Cheung pack charm and flavor into their diminutive restaurant.

FIRST BITE | Italian-American flavors shine brightly in the renovated Hamilton Hotel.


Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.

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2.5 stars | Ashok Bajaj’s first restaurant was a pioneer. Now, it’s got more competition.

CASUAL DINING | The Union Market district restaurant can, theoretically, serve you a multicourse Italian dinner, too.

FIRST BITE | Chef William Morris leans on a 15-foot hearth and grill for his new restaurant in the W Washington D.C. hotel.

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.

Taylor co-founder Casey Patten is making Philly-style sandwiches again, and that’s a good thing.

FIRST BITE | The numbers don’t quite add up at Michael Biddick’s tri-cuisine restaurant.

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.

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2 stars | While you look around in awe, you’ll have a better meal if you stick mostly to tradition.

Here’s why they weren’t included — and why they should have been.

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A flight of cocktails, a taste of Myanmar and other trips around the world.

FIRST BITE | The Velazquezes have a knack for turning basics into something special.

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.

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2 stars | Peter Prime’s latest showcases the Trinidadian table

FIRST BITE | Catfish noodle curry and pickled tea leaf salad bring the party to H Street NE.

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.

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2 stars | The Petworth institution turns out fish, chicken and sides to remember — plus offers some surprises

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