May 20, 2024

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BOTTLE SHOTS: 5 D.C. establishments that are worth the travel

Now that vacation seems back to ordinary-ish, I’ve been ready to ebook many journeys to one of my favourite cities: Washington. The architecture, the history, the politics, the electric power. It all comes alongside one another to build a city that has intoxicated me due to the fact my very first take a look at in the mid-1990s.

Back again then, I failed to care so substantially about foodstuff and consume, but these days, as the town has become a culinary money and I have come to be a culinary black gap, my visits look to revolve all-around my foods. With that in thoughts, right here are five of D.C.’s destinations to eat and consume:

Primrose (

This French-motivated wine bar and bistro is brimming with key character vitality that goes toe-to-toe with its hip and cost-effective French-concentrated wine listing. The room and the food are amazing (and absolutely value a adhere to on Instagram), nevertheless don’t blame me when you discover by yourself booking a flight just for brunch.

Estadio (

This Spanish-focused Logan Circle restaurant attributes a tapas-ahead menu that reads like a Wikipedia page for all the things mouth watering. The wine record capabilities an giving from, really, virtually just about every corner of Spain — showcasing a couple choices that remaining me saying, “I failed to know they grew that there.” A by no means-ending provide of tapas and wine. What more could you want?

The Dabney (

If my own recommendation isn’t adequate to fascination you, the litany of awards The Dabney has racked up considering that its 2015 opening should be. From James Beard awards to a Michelin star, it has all the bona fides to warrant its $95 prix fixe menu. The wine checklist reads like a who’s who of boutique French producers and the new class of California winemakers, all highlighted at amazingly affordable charges.

Cork Wine Bar (

I identified this 14th Street hangout in the course of my times as a graduate scholar at George Washington College. Its wine record is whole of the variety of “not very regular” wines that I love discovering. It offers brunch and supper, but my favourite detail is the expansive selection of dessert wines and right after supper spirits. As normally, sweets are the way to my coronary heart (and wallet).

Weygandt Wines (

Ok, absolutely sure, this is just not a wine bar or restaurant, but this Connecticut Avenue wine shop is as essential to me as any other haunt in city. This small store is the public confront of Weygandt-Metzler importing, a famous East Coastline importer specializing in compact, family-operate wineries throughout Europe. Though its wines rarely make it to Arkansas, it truly is often really worth perusing the shelves for one thing special.

As generally, you can see what I am ingesting on Instagram at @sethebarlow and send out your wine queries and quibbles to [email protected]