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NIGERIA

Our final African spot offers us something a little different. For Nigeria, we went to Zion Kitchen in DC. Since this is loosely-based on soccer and heading a ball is part of the game, we felt it appropriate to try isiewu, which is a pepper soup made with goat’s head.

PORTUGAL

For our friends from Portugal, we decided that food wasn’t enough and we needed something special to wash it down. To begin, we stop at Sweet Diablo, which goes beyond a conventional bakery/cafe. How can you possibly order anything else off of their dessert menu than the “Best Chocolate Cake in the World“? The problem is deciding what toppings to add. To wash it down, we take a little drive west to Virginia, to Veritas Vineyards and Winery. Check out their Othello Reserve, which is one of the best port wines you’ll ever find.

RUSSIA

When it comes to Russian food in DC, one place seems to always jump out. That’s Russia House in Dupont Circle. You have to get a Moscow Mule (vodka, ginger ale and deliciousness), the red caviar and sour cream (no explanation needed) and elk and cherry sausages.

SOUTH KOREA

Our final stop in Asia brings us to South Korea. One name keeps coming up for Korean food or when searching for Korean BBQ. That’s Honey Pig.  With 4 different locations that are open 24 hours a day, this place is a must. Check out the kimchi pancakes and follow them up with sizzling stone pot bibimbap, which has veggies, beef and a sunny side up egg!

SPAIN

Spain is the defending World Cup Champs, so this pick had to be very special. Jaleo by world-famous Chef José Andrés is a must try. Get yourself the esparragos trigueros con romesco (grilled asparagus with romesco sauce) and chorizo casero con puré de patatas al aceite de oliv (chorizo with olive oil mashed potatoes and cider sauce).

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