Category Archives: D.C.

China Chilcano, Washington, DC

China Chilcano is part of celebrity chef Jose Andres’ ever expanding empire of restaurants.  Andres is credited with popularizing small plate tapas-style eating in the U.S. and, with the opening of the original and excellent Jaleo in 1993, transforming the Penn … Continue reading

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New Big Wong, Washington DC

Usually I am skeptical of restaurants in Washington, DC’s Chinatown but New Big Wong has built a reputation as a spot where chef’s and restaurant staff gather for late night Chinese food – Mike Isabella (of Top Chef fame) and Nick … Continue reading

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Gothamist seems to have gone mad for Dumplings

The Gothamist, which runs a series of city specific blogs, seems to have gone mad for dumplings this summer, they put out dumpling related list-icles across almost of their outlets. Gothamist:  The 8 Best Chinese Dumplings in NYC LAist:  The Best … Continue reading

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Ping Pong Dim Sum, Washington, DC

I hear you can get excellent Asian food in the surrounding suburbs but in D.C. proper I have come to expect the worst, with the low point being the time I opened a dumpling steamer to find a cockroach stuck … Continue reading

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The Source, Washington, D.C.

The Source is Wolfgang Puck’s pan-Asian restaurant in the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The executive chef, Scott Drewno, has won several D.C. dining awards, so I had high-hopes for this place.  The stylish three-level restaurant seats 250 people, with a small … Continue reading

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