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Where to Find Macarons in DC

Where to Find Macarons in DC

On Friday morning we awoke to the sound of trumpets, National Macaron Day had arrived. Fully celebrated in NYC, it hasn’t quite caught on in the District, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find the delectable treats around our city. Not sure what a macaron is? Or...
5 Things to Try at Central Michel Richard

5 Things to Try at Central Michel Richard

The Central Cheesesteak is what happens when the sandwich moves out of Philly, gets married, lands a job at a top design firm, and lives in a turn-of-the-century rowhouse in Georgetown.This grown-up version has a simple name which belies the sophistication that goes...
5 Things to Try at Le Diplomate

5 Things to Try at Le Diplomate

Years ago, the 14th Street strip was a wasteland of forgotten delis, pawn shops and the Black Cat. Today, old buildings are replaced by shiny new condos, restaurant-cum-bars-cum-dance clubs and even a Chipotle that’s slated to open this year.  I mean, what’s yuppier...
Classic French Onion Soup

Classic French Onion Soup

by Jaclyn Jecha This is perfect for hot or cold days, no matter where you live or when the craving strikes. Make this comforting French onion soup by picking the best local yellow onions you can find and splurging on the best Gruyere. With a Swiss husband, cheese in...
The Coupe’s Buffalo-Style Frog Legs

The Coupe’s Buffalo-Style Frog Legs

The Dish: Buffalo-style frog legs ($11.99) Where to Get It: The Coupe, 3415 11th Street NW, Washington, DC.  202.290-3342 What It Is: Frog legs marinated in Vermont maple syrup brine, coated in light buttermilk breading, and served with Georgia’s Ascher bleu cheese...
La Chaumière’s Calf’s Brain

La Chaumière’s Calf’s Brain

The Dish: Cervelle de veau au beurre noir ($14.50/$17.75) What It Is: Sautéed calf’s brain with brown butter, lemon, and capers, served with mashed potatoes, carrots, and baby bok choy. What It Tastes Like: “Beefy silken tofu” comes to mind. The two lobes have a...
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