President Eating

President Eating

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Washington Post Readers Select the Best in DC Dining


Readers of The Washington Post have selected D.C.’s best food-related people and places.
Here are the categories:

  • Best overall restaurant
  • Best new restaurant
  • Best Thai
  • Best Indian
  • Best sushi
  • Best seafood 
  • Best Ethiopian
  • Best Mediterranean 
  • Best chef
  • Best brunch
  • Best late-night
  • Best salad
  • Best pizza 
  • Best vegetarian
  • Best sandwich shop
  • Best independent coffee shop
  • Best food truck
  • Best kid-friendly restaurant
  • Best doughnut
  • Best South/Central American
  • Best frozen treat
  • Best bakery

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Find DC's Perfect Places For Have-It-Your-Way Cuisine




In June, &pizza opened its 5th location, on E Street NW. A slick, narrow little space done up in black marble with gray accents, it’s missing one thing: a menu on the wall.
As statements of diner empowerment go, that is a highly symbolic gesture.
While &pizza is fast, turning dough into chewy neo-Neapolitan pizzas in an average of 4.5 minutes, its owners would rather you think of them as anything but fast food.
Instead, diners at the restaurants get clipboards listing a few signature pizzas, followed by the mother lode: 49 options for customizing your pizza, from the crust (there are three) and proteins (nine, including pepperoni, eggs and falafel) to cheeses (three, including one vegan) and “finishes” (of which there are a whopping 15 options, including basil, fig Marsala and pineapple salsa).
Even if you’ve never been to an &pizza, you know this drill. Because &pizza is, effectively, D.C.’s Chipotle of pizza. Nearby District Taco is the Chipotle of tacos; Merzi, Chipotle of Indian food; Cava Mezze Grill, Chipotle of Mediterranean food; and Rice Bar, Chipotle of Korean food.
To continue reading this post, which 1st appeared in The Washington Post, click here.

Monday, October 6, 2014

If You Want Some Food After Football, Here Are Some Near Fed Ex Field Choices


Thousands of people pour into Landover, Md.'s FedEx Field every year. Whether it's to watch the Washington Redskins take on their NFL opponents (Beat Dallas!) or watch a sold out concert, venue goers will surely have worked up a large appetite and thirst after the event. 

Luckily, a short distance away is Washington, D.C. which offers some of the best dining options in the region. 10Best has searched the area to find amazing restaurants that will satisfy foodies and those just looking for a good meal.

To continue reading this post, which 1st appeared in WUSA 9, click here.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Do Your Politics Decide Where You Dine Out?



Liberals, conservatives, independents – they've all got to eat. 

But according to an annual survey conducted by Experian Marketing Services looking at the personal attributes of American consumers, where you fall on the political spectrum says a lot about the choices you make when deciding to dine out.


To continue reading this post, which 1st appeared in In the Capital, click here.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

What's For Lunch @Penn Commons

What's for Lunch@ is a periodic feature at Counter Culture in the Capital, which is a companion blog to The Prices Do DC. The concept is simple. My wife Judy and I enjoy a lunch at a DC eatery and post what we liked from the menu. Between us, we represent the 2 extremes of dining. Judy is relatively conservative with her choices and avoids all spicy foods (no heavy garlic, peppers or onions). I am an extremely adventurous eater and will try anything as long as it doesn't contain my 2 no-nos: asparagus or chicken feet. So whether you're more Judy or more me, we encourage you to follow our suggestions for a good meal at under $25 per person.

Now this is way you make sure the gazpacho stays chilled
Today's Dining Spot - Penn Commons (700 6th St NW - Penn Quarter neighborhood)

Type of Food - Modern American tavern

Brief Background - Penn Common is part of the Passion Food Hospitality Group which also includes DC Coast, Acadiana, PassionFish, District Commons, Burger Tap and Shake, and Fuego Cocina y Taqueria

My Choice - Golden Tomato Gazpacho (crab and cucumber relish w/pretzel croutons) and Ting's Grilled Thai Steak Salad (greens, carrots, cashews, scallions w/spicy chili-lime dressing)

Judy's Choice - Jumbo Lump Crabcake Sandwich (old bay tartar sauce, over-cured tomatoes)

Total Cost for 2 - $48.40

Other Choices - The complete menu.

Inside Penn Commons

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Near a Metro Stop and Need to Eat: Here's the Map for You


Thrillist has made the first ever WMATA-fied restaurant map. Follow this trusty guide, and you’ll get from every metro stop to a restaurant within a couple of miles (but usually much closer). 
You can check out a blown-up version of the map here, plus the info on every single line below. There were a couple we couldn’t nab, like Arlington Cemetery, where even a picnic wouldn’t fly. 
More into hitting the drink? Check out our metro bar map.
To continue reading this post, which 1st appeared in Thrillist, click here.

Monday, September 29, 2014

25 Food Trucks You Need to Try

Chef Jose Andres is in the food truck with Pepe.
A few years ago, your quick-lunch choices boiled down to “soup, sandwich, or salad?” 

Now, thanks to Washington’s booming food-truck scene (there are about 200 on the streets), your noontime prospects are far more exciting. 

Whether you’re in the mood for jackfruit barbecue or a terrific rack of ribs, here are 25 trucks you shouldn’t let pass by.

To continue reading this post, which 1st appeared in The Washingtonian, click here.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Where You Eat May Just Reflect Your Politics


Liberals, conservatives, independents – they've all got to eat. 

But according to an annual survey conducted by Experian Marketing Services looking at the personal attributes of American consumers, where you fall on the political spectrum says a lot about the choices you make when deciding to dine out.

To continue reading this post, which 1st appeared in In the Capital, click here.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Great Eats for Under $20


Who says you have to spend half the Congressional budget on a meal in Washington. Peanut-butter/bacon burgers. Smoked-trout-and-potato salad. Fried chicken with Kewpie mayo-chili sauce.

Click here to see The Washingtonian's Cheap Eats Summer 2014 list.