1958 was a pivotal year for ramen. The arduous task of hand-pulling wheat noodles, boiling down bones to make a savory broth, and carefully assembling a broad range of ingredients—including eggs, pork belly, and fish cakes—just got easier. Momofuku Ando, a Taiwanese-Japanese businessman, unlocked the winning recipe for pre-cooked instant noodles in a chicken-flavored broth. Taking just minutes to cook—and sold at a nominal cost—it would go on to become the favored food group of college students the world over. But, ramen purists: take heart. There are several ramen shops in D.C. that remain true to the art form, putting in the long hours of work so customers can reap the salty, savory reward—instantly, of course.Read More
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It was the mid-1980s, and a distinct sect of Napoli’s population was pushing for reform. But this had nothing to do with politics. The group consisted of “pizzaiolis” determined to protect the integrity of their beloved Neapolitan pizza. So they created the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN), which set strict standards for the crafting of authentic Neapolitan pizza. In 1984, the Italian government awarded the VPN legal power to determine which pizzerias serve authentic pies. Several DC restaurants have since earned the VPN’s approval, setting a high standard for pizza in the city.Read More
Glance at DC's Dupont Circle neighborhood on a map and you can almost feel the magnetic pull. Immaculate tree-lined boulevards—many studded with mansions or neat lines of Queen Anne and Richardsonian Romanesque rowhouses––all converge at one intersection: a large round park named for a bronze statue of Rear Adm. Samuel Francis Du Pont that once watched over its green spaces. (The spot is now occupied by a fountain.) Once the stomping grounds of newspaper tycoons and Washington's elite, the area enjoyed a bohemian resurgence in the 1970s and today is known as one of the trendiest and most diverse neighborhoods in all of DC.Read More