Why would you want to punish some of the hardest workers in the industry?

FIRST BITE | Amy Brandwein’s wood-burning oven beckons in CityCenterDC.

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


‘My goal is to forget that you’re in America,’ says the owner, a native of Gambia.

FIRST BITE | With Parker House rolls and seasonal delights, Oak Steakhouse tastes like a hit in Alexandria.

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

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2 stars | Since 1997, the Alexandria restaurant has catered to the community.

The Ballston Quarter Market features Maryland crab cakes, Texas-style brisket, Korean rice bowls and so much more.

FIRST BITE | Seafood and cocktails stand out, but the Navy Yard newcomer has yet to hit its stride.

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

Co-owner and bartender Devin Gong taught himself (well) how to cook the Chinese dishes

The scene of a mass shooting on Sunday draws participants from all over the country.

FIRST BITE | “Monkey Hour” is the siren call at the new Shaw watering hole from Seng Luangrath.

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

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ASK TOM: When the utensils touch a bare table, one reader sees nothing but germs.

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On the menu: whole fried fish, banh mi, Portuguese specialties, Southern favorites and more.

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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