Category Archives: American

Do Americans prefer hand-held foods?

Abigail Carroll opines: Are there any dishes or foods that you would classify as typically, or even exclusively, “American?” A number of iconic foods—hot dogs and hamburgers, snack food—are hand-held. They’re novelties associated with entertainment. These are the kinds of … Continue reading

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The Red Hen

The Red Hen, web site, 1822 1st Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-525-3021, closed for lunch. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Washingtonian | City Paper | Don Rockwell | Yelp] Excellent food, sometimes called … Continue reading

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Pork Barrel BBQ

Pork Barrel BBQ, web site, 2312 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Del Rey, VA, 703-822-5699 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | Trip Advisor | Don Rockwell | Yelp] The ribs are decent in the flavor department, but … Continue reading

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America Eats!, by Jose Andres

America Eats!, by Jose Andres, web site, 405 8th Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-393-0812, where Café Atlantico used to be, note the place will be closing sometime within a year as it was intended as a temporary experiment. (Metro Trip … Continue reading

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Michel by Michel Richard, Ritz-Carlton Hotel

Michel by Michel Richard, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Tysons II, web site, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, VA, 703-744-3999, it’s even open for breakfast. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Yelp | Gayot] This is the new Michel Richard … Continue reading

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Bourbon Steak, Four Seasons Hotel

Bourbon Steak, Four Seasons Hotel, web site, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 202-944-2026 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | WaPo | Don Rockwell | Yelp | Gayot] I have to say I was very impressed. … Continue reading

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West End Bistro

West End Bistro, web site (Flash), 1190 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC, in the Ritz-Carlton, 202-974-4900 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | WaPo | MenuPages | Don Rockwell | Yelp | Gayot] I went once and … Continue reading

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Blue Duck Tavern

Blue Duck Tavern (in the Park Hyatt), web site, 1201 24th Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-419-6755 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | WaPo | MenuPages | insiderpages | Don Rockwell | openlist | Yelp | Gayot] … Continue reading

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Ray’s the Classics

Ray’s the Classics, 8606 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD, right across from AFI, 301-588-7297 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Don Rockwell | openlist | Yelp] Retro dining, chops, big plates of big stuff, like they … Continue reading

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Tabard Inn

Tabard Inn, web site, 1739 N Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-785-1277 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | WaPo | MenuPages | City Paper | DC Foodies | openlist | Yelp | InTowner | Gayot] It is … Continue reading

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