Devour DC’s acclaimed restaurant scene, which will receive its first Michelin Guide in October 2016. Experience what critics, Instagrammers and epicureans love about the cuisine in the nation’s capital. Convivial; photo by Scott Suchman 1 Convivial – Cedric Maupillier’s James Beard Award-nominated Gallic-American bistro in Shaw is renowned for its fried chicken coq au vin, innovative cocktails and escargot in a blanket. 2 BOE – You can do no wrong when ordering off a menu that off ers “refined American comfort fare,” like shrimp and grits and adobo fried chicken with maple kimchi donuts. 3 Kinship – Unmatched ambiance, impeccable service and inspired modern American cooking are the hallmarks of James Beard Award-winning Chef Eric Ziebold’s new restaurant. 4 The Source by Wolfgang Puck – Executive Chef Scott Drewno, winner of Chef of the Year at the 2016 RAMMY Awards, cooks up Asian dishes with flair at this downtown locale Try the dumplings and the whole-roasted duckling. Chef Daniel Boulud DBGB Photo by @aosizzles 5 DBGB Kitchen & Bar – Dig into homemade sausages and feast-worthy French- American dishes at this bastion of coziness from celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud. 6 Kapnos – Top Chef alums Mike Isabella and George Pagonis team up to serve modern Greek eats at this 14th Street hot spot. Share wood-roasted mezze like the orange-infused suckling pig or the tender lamb shoulder. Seasons 7 Seasons Restaurant – Join the power breakfast crowd at the Four Seasons Hotel. Must-orders include the DC Half-Hash, a fileted beef-pork sausage with hash browns, chili and a poached egg with cheese sauce. Jaleo; photo by @jaleotapasbar 8 Jaleo – The flagship restaurant of José Andrés’ Penn Quarter dining empire attracts excited eaters with legendary small plates, such as the chicken croquettes served in a glass tennis shoe and garlicky shrimp. Birch & Barley Photo by @birchbarleydc 9 Birch & Barley – Fans rave about rib-sticking fare like herb-roasted pork loin. Pair your eats with a pour from any of the 555 brews served in ChurchKey, the upstairs bar. Restaurant Nora 10 Restaurant Nora – This Dupont Circle mainstay may be located on a side street, but it’s known as the first certified organic restaurant in the nation. Expect grass-fed rib-eyes, roasted fall vegetables and other fine examples of in-season fare. RESIDENTIAL DRINKS DC bars and eateries celebrate the inauguration season with drinks fit for a president. THE RICKEY Many a backroom deal has been sealed over a gin or bourbon rickey. Sip DC’s off icial cocktail at 1331 Bar & Lounge inside the JW Marriott Washington, DC, or order the tropical Rickey Goes to Hawaii at Radiator, located inside the Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel. HARRISON’S CIDER The menu at the Round Robin Bar inside The Willard InterContinental hotel cites each president’s preferred drink. The drink named for William Henry Harrison features spiced cider, calvados and Grand Marnier. BEER Grab a cold one at The Tombs in Georgetown where Bill Clinton hung out as an undergrad; tilt one back at Off the Record, as many a POTUS has; and pair your suds with oysters at Old Ebbitt Grill, the oldest saloon in DC favored by Theodore Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant and others.
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