D.C. area coffee shops have morphed into carryouts with apps to preorder your lattes and espressos.

Hardy’s BBQ, Dirty South Deli, Corn Factory and Cracked Eggery are still on the streets, offering great food.

The convenience chain has moved into the quick-serve restaurant game, and the growing pains are obvious.


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FIRST BITE | Michael Rafidi revisits his roots at the new Navy Yard restaurant.

To best experience the Herndon shop, avoid the superhot spice blends or all you’ll taste is your own fear.

FIRST BITE | The partners behind several ramen hot spots are putting an inherited pizza oven to great use.

The counter inside Whole Foods Market in Silver Spring has an ambitious agenda.

FIRST BITE | Pepe Moncayo brings a global disposition to Penn Quarter.

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This month’s picks include Frank Ruta’s return, plus a Hyattsville brewery with crowd-pleasing food.

The tasty counter-service restaurant comes from the siblings behind Los Hermanos in Columbia Heights.

FIRST BITE | French classics and a stunning space in a former bank are drawing diners to Penn Quarter.

Tosokchon specializes in the silken-tofu stew soondubu jjigae, but the pleasures don’t stop there.

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FIRST BITE | Omar Masroor’s third restaurant feels like home.

The runners-up include a chicken paneer pie and a meat lover’s special named after Juan Soto.

FIRST BITE | There’s more than great pizza on the menu at the New York import in Shaw.

FIRST BITE | The acclaimed chef is at it again in a gorgeous new setting in Dupont Circle.

Mailbag: Chefs and restaurateurs debate the pros and cons of handing out beverage menus to every diner.

FIRST BITE | Danny Meyer’s hospitality empire expands to the Yards in Southeast Washington.

The chain offers neither a well-defined persona nor much smoke.

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FIRST BITE | Housemade pastas and thoughtful small plates are welcome additions to Adams Morgan.

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