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2012 Winner1370 Park Road NWDoron Petersan is a Cupcake Wars veteran. Impressive. But these cupcakes are vegan and gluten-free, which makes Doron a dessert wizard. You want to be under this spell, since the delicious mini-treats are lower in saturated fat and made without hy...
2012 Winner701 Pennsylvania Ave. NWWith an $800,000 makeover and a new chef in place, 701 has reestablished itself as a great place to dine before a play at Woolly Mammoth or Shakespeare Theatre. On Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant off ers its pre-theater menu post-show, as we...
2012 Finalist1115 U St. NWThis subterranean club has a reputation for attracting top-notch electronic DJs, and it hosts concerts in conjunction with the 9:30 Club and the Black Cat. Live music events are all-ages, and DJ nights are open to anyone 18 or older. If you're 18 ...
2012 Finalist4213 Fairfax DriveWhen a restaurant offers 40 flavors of wings, as this Ballston sports bar does, it can be tough to choose a winner. "My three favorites are the standard hot wings, the spicy garlic wings and the teriyaki madness wings," writes Scott Fallon of Alex...
2012 Finalist3718 14th St. NWThe views from the roof of this pretense-free neighborhood bar aren't much to shout about -- rowhouses and more rowhouses -- but the people are friendly and the drinks are cheap: Until 8 p.m., specials include $1 Natty Boh and Schlitz cans and $3 ...
2012 Winner1119 V Street NWTacos El Chilango serves up authentic, mouth-watering taco creations using classic ingredients: corn tortillas, diced onion, cilantro, lime wedges, and, of course, filling. Lengua (beef tongue), pastor (pork), chorizo, beef, and chicken are marina...
2012 Winner3234 11th St. NWRoom 11 is expanding into the space next door, but it isn't likely to undo the magic that the Columbia Heights cubbyhole has created in just a couple of years. A tiny kitchen turns out comfort foods for scenesters: charred cauliflower salad swimmi...
2011 Winner900 Jefferson Drive SWThe Mary Livingston Ripley Garden, shaded by Smithsonian buildings, is a nice rest stop for Mall visitors. The “living museum” boasts a big variety of blooms chosen partly for their unusual provenance and fragrance. A cast-iron fountain, benches, ...
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