D.C. servers, restaurateurs battle over ‘tipped minimum’ initiative

Initiative 82 will raise tipped workers' pay, but some of them say their bosses can't afford it.

By Justin Wm. MoyerNovember 4, 2022

A taco-by-taco look at the busiest shift of the week at La Tejana

Joining the team for a hectic morning shift at La Tejana, the District's trending breakfast taco spot.

By Jordan-Marie SmithOctober 24, 2022

D.C. tipped wage initiative campaign set to ramp up after legal fight

After months of legal challenges, D.C. residents in November will again vote on a ballot initiative that would dramatically change how tipped workers are paid.

By Michael Brice-Saddler and Fritz HahnSeptember 10, 2022
Going Out GuidePerspective

Where to find the best boba tea in the D.C. area

For the best boba — or bubble, tapioca, whatever you want to call it — you might want to head to the Maryland and Virginia suburbs.

By Jess EngSeptember 8, 2022

The 25 best tacos in the D.C. area

Whether traditional or mashup, these hand-held bites showcase the diversity of D.C.'s taco culture.

By Tim CarmanJune 15, 2022

The Post Pub is reborn, with touches aimed to class up the joint

The old downtown pub, thought closed forever, has been revived physically, if not spiritually.

By Tim CarmanMay 23, 2022

For delicious Nepali dumplings, head to this gas station in Chantilly

Everest Momo Plus is tucked inside the store at a Liberty gas station near Dulles Airport.

By Valerie PleschOctober 26, 2021

These Korean snacks look like corn dogs. But they’re so much more.

Ssong’s Hotdog in Columbia and Bethesda has turned carnival food into fun works of art.

By Tim CarmanMarch 2, 2021

Whatever you’re hankering, the Roost food hall is a great place to nest

The Roost food hall from Neighborhood Restaurant Group features sushi, tacos, burgers, pizza and much more.

By Tim CarmanFebruary 9, 2021

Ethiopian dining is as much about community as food. The pandemic has changed that, for now.

Ethiopian restaurateurs are making the best of a bad situation.

By Tim CarmanFebruary 2, 2021

Tom Sietsema’s 8 favorite places to eat for January 2021

A long-running French bistro, a bright and breezy Levantine cafe and more.

By Tom SietsemaJanuary 26, 2021

These fried chicken sandwiches are for everyone, stereotypes be damned

Black chefs and diners are publicly embracing a dish that racists have long tried to belittle.

By Tim CarmanJanuary 20, 2021

Why the Philly cheesesteak gives us hope during a pandemic

The famous steak-and-cheese sandwich has become a common sight at pop-ups and ghost kitchens in Washington.

By Tim CarmanJanuary 12, 2021

The D.C. area’s 10 best casual restaurants of 2020

It was a terrible year for restaurants and the people who love them.These places made it a little better.

By Tim CarmanDecember 29, 2020

These two McRib knockoffs are so much better than the real thing

If you wish the McRib tasted more like pork, try a version from Your Only Friend or Pitmasters Back Alley BBQ.

By Tim CarmanDecember 15, 2020

American Chinese food is the best American comfort food. These 10 spots prove why.

A recommendation for each ward of the District, plus the Maryland and Virginia suburbs.

By Hau ChuDecember 9, 2020

Menya Hosaki serves bowls of ramen and moments of peace

At this Petworth ramen shop, chef-owner Eric Yoo ladles out escapes from a turbulent world.

By Tim CarmanOctober 27, 2020

Pupatella is a budding chain that still delivers the goods

The Dupont Circle location is the pizzeria’s third, and its pies are as fine as ever.

By Tim CarmanOctober 20, 2020

Peking duck isn’t the same without the tableside show, but it’s still mighty fine

Tableside carving of Peking duck is another casualty of the pandemic. Thankfully, the dish makes excellent takeout.

By Tim CarmanOctober 6, 2020

The appeal of the all-American hamburger knows no boundaries

Try the burgers at these unlikely locations: Espita Mezcaleria, Mélange and Appioo African Bar and Grill.

By Tim CarmanSeptember 29, 2020