Dining (November 2010)

Thanksgiving dinner ideas

Thanksgiving may be a time for family and food, but the complexities of preparing this annual dinner ain’t no picnic. Crawling from bed in the cold dawn light to shove a 30 lb. turkey into the oven, frantically checking your e-mail to keep up with an inflow that refuses to acknowledge a holiday, performing a ceremonial juggling act with food and wine — even the most hospitable chef would be exhausted.

Dangerously Delicious Pies

Dangerously Delicious Pies, located in Washington’s Northeast quadrant, features a variety of more than 30 sweet and savory pies. 

Masala Art

In the quiet Tenleytown neighborhood is a new Indian restaurant that seems to stand out among the Subways and Dominos Pizzas dotting the area.

Congress’s favorite restaurants

Meiwah – Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii)

Sen. Daniel K. Inouye’s (D-Hawaii) favorite restaurant in Washington, D.C., is Larry La’s Meiwah.

Mi Vecindad

Some people believe you have to endure the task of reservations and expensive menus to enjoy the finest Latin American food D.C. has to offer, but stop by Mi Vecindad, and you’ll know that just isn’t the case.

Mussel Bar by Robert Wiedmaier

If you’re wishing to hop on a plane to Europe but simply don’t have the time or money, hop on the red line to Bethesda instead.

Congress’s favorite restaurants

Sen. Daniel K. Inouye’s (D-Hawaii) favorite restaurant in Washington, D.C., is Larry La’s Meiwah.


Open for less than a year, izakaya and sushi restaurant Kushi is a foodie gem in the heart of the Mount Vernon Square neighborhood. While some dining experiences leave you feeling like you picked swank over savory, Kushi offers D.C. diners a chance to get a taste of both. 

Cuba Libre

This evening, you can visit Havana and be back by bedtime. Cuba Libre, a restaurant that opened last month, boasts a large bar and plenty of seating amidst an atmosphere reminiscent of 1950s Cuba.

Taberna Del Alabardero

For those looking for a unique dining experience done with international flare, a trip to Spain is only as far as H and I streets. Spicy yet subtle, elegant but relaxed, Taberna Del Alabardero is a feast for the eyes as well as for the palate.

Tiny plates, sensational tastes

You may have passed by Komi on your way to another restaurant, bar or café in Dupont Circle. Tucked away on 17th Street, Komi is a small restaurant with big tastes.