Food & Drink in Fort Hunt

Dinner and a Show Date Night at The Carlyle Club (Up to 43% Off). Thursdays Available, September 18–November 20.

The Carlyle Club

Alexandria

$132 $75

Elegant, art-deco supper club hosts live music and serves three-course dinners

8 Ice-Cream Cones or 1 Year of Ice-Cream Pints from Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream (Up to 58% Off). Two Options.

Ben & Jerry's

Multiple Locations

$34.08 $17

Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival with a scoop of Cherry Garcia ice cream, a cherry ice cream chock-full of cherries and fudge flakes

Two-Hour Cupcake-Decorating Class for One or Two, or One Dozen Cupcakes at Occasionally Cake (Up to 55% Off)

Occasionally Cake

Multiple Locations

$42 $19

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Classes teach cupcake-decorating techniques; cupcake flavors range from red velvet to cookies 'n' cream with Oreo buttercream

Three-Course Italian Meal for Two or Four at Sapore D'Italia Italian Ristorante and Pizzeria (Half Off)

Sapore D'Italia Italian Ristorante and Pizzeria

Alexandria

$58 $29

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Cooks prepare classic Italian favorites, such as fettucine alfredo and mussels marina, alongside desserts such as tiramisu

Middle Eastern Food for Two or Four at Zikrayet Lebanese Restaurant & Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

Zikrayet Lebanese Restaurant & Lounge

Eisenhower East - Carlyle District

$30 $15

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Succulent lamb laced onto kabobs, pitas dunked into pine-nut-studded hummus, and flaky slices of baklava

$12 for a Fresh Produce Box at Nalls Produce ($22 Value)

Nalls Produce

Franconia

$22 $12

Pick up a box of fresh, seasonal produce at a roadside market that’s been going strong for five decades

10 Chocolate Drinks or $29 for $40 Worth of Two-Hour Chocolate Classes at Artfully Chocolate

Artfully Chocolate

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Classes teach students the history of chocolate or how to pair it with wine; Sip chocolaty drinks inspired by the careers of famous women

Three-Hour Four-Course Dinner Cruise for One or Two from Dandy Fine Dining Restaurant Cruise (Up to Half Off)

Dandy Fine Dining Restaurant Cruise

Old Town

$216 $109

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Climate-controlled boat with a 464-square-foot marble dance floor and live music serves four-course menus of continental cuisine year-round

$16.50 for $30 Toward Sushi or Hibachi Dinner for Two or More at Sumo

Sumo

Alexandria - Old Town

$30 $16.50

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Chefs prepare meals tableside amidst flashes of flame & drumming knives or crafted, complex sushi rolls from fresh, quality ingredients

$89 Four Do it Yourself Meals for Up to Six and a $30 Gift Card from Let's Dish! ($144 Value)

Let's Dish

Multiple Locations

$144 $89

Customized do it yourself freezer-ready meals offer delicious and easy options, such as sticky orange chicken; each meal serves six people

$89 for Four Do it Yourself Meals for Up to Six and a $30 Gift Card from Let's Dish! ($144 Value)

Let's Dish!

Multiple Locations

$144 $89

Customized do it yourself freezer-ready meals offer delicious and easy options, such as sticky orange chicken; each meal serves six people

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers and Shakes at Z-Burger. Six Locations Available.

Z-Burger

Multiple Locations

$10 $6

Burgers with a choice of 20+ toppings and milkshakes in 75 flavors

Up to 40% Off Sandwiches — Shane's Rib Shack - Laurel; Valid Tuesday - Friday 1 PM - 7 PM

Shane's Rib Shack - Laurel

Multiple Locations

$10 $6

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

French Comfort Food at Yves' Bistro in Alexandria (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Yves' Bistro

Eisenhower East - Carlyle District

$30 $15

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Provincial food includes sirloin steak frites, three varieties of quiche, and roast beef sandwiches au jus

Large Pizza, Breadsticks, and Garden Salad for Carryout or Delivery at Vocelli Pizza (Up to 43% Off)

Vocelli Pizza

Rose Hill

$36.92 $21

Meal with bread, garden salad, and large pizza with up to five toppings made with vine-ripened California tomatoes and Wisconsin mozzarella

150-Wing Party Package, or $55 for $100 Toward a Wing Package from All About Wings

All About Wings

Pick Up Location

$100 $55

Spice up an event with trays of chicken wings coated in rubs and sauces like jerk spice, chili sriracha, chipotle citrus, and garlic pepper

International Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at K Town Bistro (Up to 53% Off)

K Town Bistro

Silver Spring

$15 $7

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Medley of French, English, and American cuisine; seared seafood, duck breast a l'orange, and beef wellington

Ethiopian Food for Two or Four at Merkamo Ethiopian Bistro (Half Off)

Merkamo Ethiopian Bistro

Springfield

$20 $10

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Vegetarian and nonvegetarian Ethiopian meals include beef over collard greens, lamb strips with jalapeños, and spicy bean shiro wet

$19 for $35 Worth of Food for Two or More at Trummerfest

Trummer's on Main

Clifton

$35 $19

Event puts a tasty spin on Oktoberfest with Austrian wine and beer and hearty cuisine

Indian Cuisine at Aroma Indian Cuisine (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Aroma Indian Cuisine

Lorton

$30 $18

Traditional tandoori lamb or chicken entrees and a variety of vegetarian dishes ranging from saag paneer to channa masala

$25 or $50 Worth of Frozen Treats and Ice Cream from Circus Ice Cream (Up to 52% Off)

Circus Ice Cream

Waldorf

$25 $12

Enliven parties with ice cream bars, popsicles, candy, and ice cream cart rentals

$12 for $20 Worth of Vietnamese and Southeast Asian Food at Pho D'Lite

Pho D'Lite

Waldorf

$20 $12

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Health-conscious dishes from all over Southeast Asia include pho and vermicelli bowls—noodles, spices, meat, and richly seasoned broth

$29 for $50 Worth of Latin-American Steaks and Seafood at Brasas Grill

Brasas Grill

Waldorf

$50 $29

Head chef Cesar Nava oversees a masterful production of Peruvian rotisserie chickens, lobster tails, and baby back ribs

Korean Meal with Salads and Family-Style Dumplings and Chicken for Two or Four at Red Holic (Up to 47% Off)

Red Holic

Annandale

$66 $35

Korean-style fried chicken or marinated sweet-and-sour or soy-sauce chicken complements steamed or fried beef, pork, or veggie dumplings

Korean Cuisine at Joong Mi (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Joong Mi

Annandale

$20 $10

Korean noodles, soups, dumplings, and entrees such as bulgogi, galbi, and sweet and sour pork

$25 for a Japanese Prix-Fixe Meal at Honey Pig Izakaya ($59 Value)

Honey Pig Izakaya

Annandale

$59 $25

Enjoy a sampling of Japanese cuisine with bits of nigiri, sushi rolls, shrimp and veggie tempura, and pork belly or bulgogi

$12 for $20 Worth of Italian-Inspired Pizzeria Fare at Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza

Pete's New Haven Style Apizza

Clarendon - Courthouse

$20 $12

Massive pies with crisp, chewy crust emerge from stone ovens topped with locally sourced ingredients and housemade meatballs

$249 for Japanese Dinner for a Party of 10 or More at Sushi Rock (Up to $420 Value)

Sushi Rock

Radnor - Arlington Courthouse Metro

$420 $249

Dinner includes 18 appetizers, 10 soups, 16 sushi rolls, and 10 desserts

$12 for $20 Worth of Contemporary American Food and Drink for Two at Bracket Room

Bracket Room

Clarendon - Courthouse

$20 $12

Chefs serve up elevated American pub food inside a custom-designed sports lounge lined with 35 infinity-edge televisions

Pan-Asian Cuisine for Dinner at Zen Bistro & Wine Bar (Up to 43% Off)

Zen Bistro & Wine Bar

Pentagon Row

$30 $17

Sushi, tapas, and entrees inspired by the diverse cooking traditions of Asia

Pan-Asian Cuisine at Asia Bistro- Pentagon Row (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Asia Bistro

Pentagon Row

$30 $17

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Pan-Asian spread includes fresh sushi, Chinese stir-fry, spicy Penang curry, and Korean bone-in ribs

American Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Potomac Restaurant (Half Off)

Potomac Restaurant

Foxcroft Heights

$50 $25

In a sophisticated setting with two plasma TVs, diners down flatbread sandwiches, brawny burgers, and omelets

International Cuisine at Delightful Food Court (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Delightful Food Court

North Rosslyn

$10 $5

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Various dishes such as orange chicken, Vietnamese pho noodle soup, hot wings, salad bar, pasta, and hot and cold sandwiches

$15 for $30 Worth of New York-Style Pizzas, Hoagies, and Pastas at Bronx Pizza & Subs

Bronx Pizza & Subs

Clarendon - Courthouse

$30 $15

Classic New York-style pizza by the slice or whole pie is served alongside giant calzones, hoagies, and fresh pasta dishes

$22 for $40 Worth of Indian Cuisine and Drinks at Zaika

Zaika

Zaika

$40 $22

Traditional and modern Indian menu includes tandoori-baked whole red snapper, tender marinated lamb, and crispy pakora veggies

$20 for $40 Worth of American and International Diner Food at Cesar's Diner

Cesar's Diner

Arlington

$40 $20

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Stop in for an afternoon bite of staples such as bacon cheeseburgers, grilled cheese, club sandwiches, and pulled pork

10 Espresso Drinks or Chai Lattes with Optional Pastries at The Curious Grape (Up to 51% Off)

The Curious Grape

Fairlington - Shirlington

$31.90 $16

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Seasonal pastries and 12-ounce lattes, chai lattes, or cappuccinos made using hand-pulled espresso and local organic milk

Vietnamese Food at Saigon Saigon (Up to 37% Off). Two Options Available.

Saigon Saigon

Pentagon Row

$30 $19

Vietnamese dishes such as lemongrass-marinated chicken and hanoi beef noodle soup satiate diners nestled into comfy booths

American Food for Two or Four or More at Riverboat On The Potomac (49% Off)

Riverboat On The Potomac

Colonial Beach

$35 $18

Classic American dishes paired with a panoramic view of the Potomac River

Two-Hour Scotch Tasting and Appetizers for One or Two on Saturday, November 8 (Up to 80% Off)

EventGeekUSA

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$149 $39

Aficionados can spend two hours sampling scotch whiskey from six distilleries, listening to smooth jazz, and snacking on light fare

$59 for 12 Bottles of Tempranillo Blends at Sheffield Wine & Liquors Shoppe ($120 Value)

Sheffield Wine & Liquors Shoppe

Chevy Chase

$120 $59

One dozen bottles of tempranillo blends come imported from Spain

$22 for $40 Worth of Bistro Seafood for Dinner at Nage

Nage Restaurant

Dupont Circle

$40 $22

Cooks blend French and American culinary styles to produce hearty seafood dishes infused with bistro flair at casual, upscale eatery

Show and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Twins Jazz (Up to 53% Off)

Twins Jazz

Twins Jazz

$24 $13

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Jazz lounge hosts virtuoso musicians such as vocalist Danielle Wertz & veteran pianist Larry Brown as patrons sip beer, wine & cocktails

Italian Cuisine at Paper Moon (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

$20 $12

Traditional Italian antipastos, pastas, and entrees

$10 for $20 Worth of Wings and Sandwiches at Wingo’s

Wingo's

Georgetown

$20 $10

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Spicy wings and an eclectic bar menu that ranges from burgers to ice cream served at breakfast, lunch, and dinner

$12 for $20 Worth of Asian Cuisine at Wok and Roll

Wok and Roll

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$20 $12

Specialty sushi rolls, tempura, and Chinese entrees such as general tso's chicken, kung pao delight, and pineapple shrimp

Cocktail Mixer and Glass of Wine for Two or Four, or Bottle Service for Four at MIA Lounge (Up to 67% Off)

MIA Lounge

Dupont Circle

$10 $5

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Stylish nightclub hosts weekly cocktail mixers or treats VIP tables to bottle service with mixers & spirits like Absolut vodka or Malibu rum

$89 for Six Bottles of Spanish Red Wine at Imperial Liquors ($180 Value)

Imperial Liquors

Dupont Circle

$180 $89

Boutique liquor shop packs six bottles of a Spanish red with a 90+ score from Wine Advocate that has notes of woodsmoke, spice, and cherry

In-Home Wine or Whiskey Tasting for Up to 15 from Custom Wine Tasting (Up to 57% Off)

Custom Wine Tasting

Brentwood - Langdon

$699.99 $299

Skilled wine and whiskey experts bring their best bottles to customers' homes, providing tastings as well as cheese or chocolate pairings

$27 for $50 Toward American Bistro Brunch for Two Plates and Two Drinks Per Person

Rumors

Dupont Circle

$50 $27

Brunch classics include corn beef and hash, fried chicken and waffles, and huevos rancheros with eggs, cheese, and beans in a corn tortilla

VIP Bottle Service for Five or More, or $15 for $30 Toward Premium Cocktails for Four at Mova Lounge DC

Mova Lounge DC

Logan Circle - Shaw

$30 $15

Hand-crafted drinks made with popular liquors are served to VIPs in an upscale lounge with live DJs

$45 for an Indian and Nepalese Meal for Two at Himalayan Heritage ($82 Value)

Himalayan Heritage

Multiple Locations

$82 $45

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Biryani, tandoori-baked dishes, and other Indian and Nepalese dishes served amid cultural décor

$9 for $15 Worth of Mexican Food at Super Tacos & Bakery

Super Tacos & Bakery

Washington D.C.

$15 $9

Traditional Mexican cooking inspired by regional staples, including tortas, chicken flautas, and tamales wrapped in banana leaves

$16 for $30 Worth of Belgian Cuisine at Sur La Place

Sur La Place

Foxhall - Palisades

$30 $16

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The Belgian eatery whips up 20-plus varieties of mussel and pan-seared fish filets amid red drapes and exposed brick

$10 for $17 Worth of Chinese Takeout from Spring Garden

Spring Garden

AU Park - Friendship Heights - Tenley

$17 $10

Massive menu of popular Chinese dishes such as peking duck with homemade pancakes, sweet-and-sour pork, vegetarian general tso's tofu

Indian and Pakistani Food for Two or Four, or for Takeout at Mayur Kabab House (Up to 56% Off)

Mayur Kabab House

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$30 $17

Indian and Pakistani dishes such as chicken karahi, chickpeas served with deep-fried puffed bread, and paneer-studded curries

Sunday Brunch or Mediterranean Food at Twist Dupont Restaurant (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

Twist Dupont Restaurant

Dupont Circle

$70 $35

The kitchens bring together the flavors of worldly dishes made from scratch with gourmet Mediterranean-style spins and fresh ingredients

Dine-In or Carry-Out at i-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar (Up to 45% Off)

i-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Georgetown

$40 $22

Spicy mingles with sweet in traditional Thai dishes alongside Japanese-inspired entrees

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Mediterranean and Eastern European Cuisine at LiLLiES Restaurant and Bar

LiLLiES Restaurant & Bar

Lillies Cafe

$30 $15

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Eastern European–influenced Italian Mediterranean dishes, such as lobster ravioli, goat-cheese panini, and greek omelets

$15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine During Dinner at Cafe of India

Cafe of India

Friendship Heights

$30 $15

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Vegetarian stews, chickpea curries, and paneer alongside tandoori chicken, seafood masalas, and lamb curry

Kings Treat Meal for Two, or $15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Mehak

Mehak

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$30 $15

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Amid orange walls, Indian eatery's cooks whip up charcoal-grilled tandoori dishes, lamb and chicken curry, and warm naan

Indian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Rasoi Indian Kitchen (40% Off). Three Options Available.

Rasoi Indian Kitchen

Downtown

$30 $18

Tandoori dishes and aromatic curries served amid metal statues and mint-hued walls

Two Classic or Fall-Themed Beer Flights with Two Appetizers for Two at Uptown Tap House (Up to 50% Off)

Uptown Tap House

Washington

$34 $17

Enjoy appetizers such as truffled steak and cheese eggrolls, paired with flights of craft beers or fall-themed premium beers

$11 for a Large Specialty Pizza and Breadsticks at Jumbo Pizza ($22.75 Total Value)

Jumbo Pizza

U Street - Cardozo

$22.75 $11

Specialty pies topped with ingredients such as pesto, roasted red peppers, and gorgonzola cheese

Upscale Pub Lunch or Dinner for Two at Sign of the Whale (Up to 50% Off)

Sign of the Whale

Dupont Circle

$30 $15

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Inventive pub food, from eggrolls filled with jerk chicken to burgers dipped in marinara sauce, served in a legendary bar amid 16 TVs

$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Classic Diner Food at American City Diner ($36 Value)

American City Diner

Chevy Chase-DC

$12 $6

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Designed in the mold of classic Americana diners, this 24-hour eatery serves breakfast, burgers, milkshakes, and malts all day long

Raw-Food or Juice Cleanse, or Raw Food at Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar. (Up to 60% Off) Five Options Available. 

Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar

H Street - NoMa

$189 $79

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Chef Anu prescribes raw meals and 16-ounce juices made from fresh coconut water, leafy greens, citrus, and seeds to cleanse bodies

$13 for a Sandwich Meal for Two with Chips and Soft Drinks at White Apron Specialty Sandwiches (Up to $26.26 Value)

White Apron Specialty Sandwiches

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$26.26 $13

Sandwiches inspired by international flavors, such as the Greek Tuna with feta or the Chimichurri with roast beef and Argentine pesto

Ethiopian Cuisine for Two or Four at Axum Restaurant (Up to 52% Off)

Axum Restaurant

U Street - Cardozo

$24 $12

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Spongy pieces of injera soak up the spicy and herb-filled stews of doro wat, split lentils, sautéed spinach, and tender lamb

Indian Dinner with Appetizers, Dessert, and Wine for Two or Four at Heritage India (51% Off)

Heritage India (Wisconsin St)

Multiple Locations

$101.90 $50

Attention to detail is evident in the authentic elements that surround guests as they dine on savory Indian fusion cuisine

$8 for $16 Worth of Spices and Teas at The Spice & Tea Exchange of Georgetown

The Spice & Tea Exchange of Georgetown

Georgetown

$16 $8

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Cooking apothecary houses shelves of gourmet spices, cooking herbs, naturally flavored salts, infused sugars, and loose-leaf teas

Indian and Pakistani Food at Aatish on the Hill (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Aatish On the Hill

Capitol Hill

$6 $3

Chefs fill charcoal-heated, clay tandoor oven with halal meats and vegetables to add subtle smoke to traditional Indian and Pakistani food

$27.50 for $50 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine and Drinks at Asian Spice

Asian Spice

Downtown - Chinatown - Penn Quarter

$50 $27.50

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Craft beers compliment dishes from Thailand, Japan, Korea, and beyond in a sleek three-floored dining room

$50 for $100 Off Your Dinner Bill at Bobby Van's Steakhouse

Bobby Van's Steakhouse

Downtown

$100 $50

Famed steak house starts dinners with crab cakes and shrimp cocktails before weaving in porterhouses and filet mignon

$36 for $60 Worth of Modern American Cuisine at Slate Wine Bar + Bistro. Groupon Reservation Required.

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

Glover Park

$60 $36

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Perusing the menu of lesser-known, sustainably produced wines is half the fun—the other half is finding the perfect entree pairing

$29 for a 12-Month Meal-Plan Subscription to Make 5 Dinners in One Hour ($72 Value)

Make 5 Dinners in One Hour

Online Deal

$72 $29

Monthly timesaving meal plans show clients how to do five days' worth of cooking in about an hour; feeds 4–6 people

$17 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Flavors of India

Flavors of India

Washington

$30 $17

Chefs draw inspiration from northern Indian recipes and culinary techniques, forging meaty, vegetarian, and vegan entrees for all palates

Master Gourmet Wine Seminar for Two or Four at Little Washington Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Little Washington Winery

Washington

$80 $39

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Winery with top rankings in Virginia Wine Lover uses seminars to educate attendees on specific wine-related topics

Burger Meals or Brunch for Two at Desperados Burgers & Bar (Up to 31% Off)

Desperados Burgers & Bar

U Street

$56.45 $39

Take a bite out of custom burgers and signature frickles—fried pickles— or brunch benedicts and omelets with a spiked pitcher

Select Local Merchants

Even though Portuguese explorers couldn't pronounce the Swahili name for the African bird's eye chili—pili-pili—the sailors fully embraced its flavor shortly after landing in the region known today as Mozambique. Intrigued by the small, fiery pepper, they combined it with aromatic doses of herbs, garlic, and lemon to create the first peri-peri sauce. That sauce eventually became a wildly popular marinade for poultry, and the tasty concoction made its way to South Africa over the next several centuries. There, in 1987, two friends decided to honor this culinary legacy by founding the first Nando's Peri-Peri restaurant. The eatery continued to remain true to its South African roots, even while expanding to encompass locations in 24 countries across four continents.

Beginning with fresh chickens that never see the inside of a kitchen freezer, the chefs furtively marinate the birds in a secret peri-peri sauce for 24 hours before grilling them over an open flame. Diners dictate the heat level of their order, requesting that the grilled chicken arrive relatively mild or that wings be slathered with even more incendiary spices. The succulent chicken can be plated with hearty side dishes—such as Portuguese-style rice with herbs and peppers or peas with mint—or served in the form of a sandwich, wrap, or pita. To complement the menus' African flavors, Nando's worldwide locations collectively feature more than 4,000 pieces of African artwork.

191 American Way
Oxon Hill,
MD
US

Following Baja Fresh’s ethos set in 1990 as a healthy take on fast food, never-frozen meats sizzle atop the grill before they're tucked into made-to-order tacos and burritos. Grilled corn and flour tortillas embrace fish, carnitas, chicken, and steak, and smoky queso fundido sidles onto nachos and into burritos. Between bites, chips scoop up salsa made from farm-fresh produce rather than poured out of a can or fabricated in a space-age replicator. A complimentary salsa bar ensures no mouthful goes unspiced, and guests can scoop up their favorites as they await their dine-in, takeout, or catering orders.

186 Waterfront St
Oxon Hill,
MD
US

Flame-kiss the fresh-ingredientful menu and your fellow diners with a hot, saucy starter of the vegetable spring rolls (with Thai chili sauce, $9), and then dive into the meat of the menu with a full order of steamed pei mussels ($18). A trip to a grill is lacking without a skewer of meaty meat pieces, so have a combo skewer platter with impaled and roasted steak, shrimp, chicken, and vegetables ($28). Celebrate the waterfront views with an order of jumbo lump-crab cakes ($32) and a side of lobster macaroni ($10). All entrees come with a choice of two sauces, which range in intensity from sleepy baby to Al Pacino plays the Devil, including apricot tarragon, sweet Thai chili, blackberry demi, red-pepper aioli, green tomatillo, chipotle-mango chutney, and abominable snowman.

171 Waterfront Street
Fort Washington,
MD
US

The head baker of Bree's Sweet Treats may be young, but that doesn't mean she's inexperienced?Bree has been baking from scratch since she was 5 years old. Taught by both of her grandmothers, she grew up fueling a passion for crafting sweet treats. In 2011, she and her mom, Charmaine, opened Bree's Sweet Treats, where that passion burns hot and helps to bake made-from-scratch cakes, brownies, and pies.

Bree and the staff concoct more than a dozen cupcake flavors, from cinnamon french toast dolloped with maple-syrup ganache to classics such as her personal favorite, strawberry. They slice four types of brownies and plunge lollipop sticks into cake pops, the latter of which are made in any cupcake flavor to form portable treats that are perfect for a walk home or a sprint away from a sandstorm. The bakery-and-delivery service also has a storefront location to better provision guests with sweet-potato pies and goods to stock cookie jars.

15638 Livingston Road
Accokeek,
MD
US

BGR The Burger Joint’s burgers start with high-quality ingredients—most importantly, all-natural beef from grain-fed cattle, free to run in the fields and given zero hormones, fillers, or antibiotics. The prime beef is dry-aged, blended, and ground fresh to form patties that are grilled over an open flame, and then placed atop buttery, locally made brioche buns delivered fresh each day. The menu focuses on the Legendary Burger, which includes gourmet toppings such as avocado, applewood bacon, and grilled jalapenos. For nonbeef eaters, the menu's selection of burgers also includes turkey and veggie varieties, as well as The Greek, a seasoned lamb patty topped with tzatziki and feta. Burgers are also available in a lettuce wrap or on a salad in a healthy salad bowl.

Diners can request all of BGR The Burger Joint's freshly made fries—from thick-cut yukon gold potatoes to asparagus fries—be topped with parmesan, rosemary, roasted garlic, or a tiny tiara. The staff hand-spins shakes with Gifford's or Breyers ice cream to create extra-thick treats for finishing off meals, and some shops curate their own selection of bottled vintage sodas and offer beer and wine.

106 N Washington St.
Alexandria,
VA
US

Situated in a Federal-style mansion, The Grille at Morrison House's historical exterior belies its distinctly modern cuisine. Drawing on produce and meats sourced from Virginia farms, executive chef Brian McPherson and his staff translate classic French dishes into distinct, American iterations. Lavish appetizers feature foie gras pastrami torchon, scottish salmon tartare with american caviar, escargot, and selections of cheeses and charcuterie. Entrees include red-wine-braised short rib beef bourguignon, crispy duck breast in a port reduction, and Pineland Farms ribeye with cashel blue cheese butter. Conscious of diners' varying dietary needs, cooks tailor the menu to vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free specifications on request. Two distinct dining areas give guests a choice of atmosphere. The Dining Room boasts airy windows and summer tones, contrasted with The Grille's rich woods, red leathers, and piano brunches on Sundays. The venue earned accolades from the Washingtonian for its meticulously plotted wedding dinners, which invite brides to toss escargot to the next lucky lady.

116 S Alfred St
Alexandria,
VA
US