The DC area is home to a lot of restaurants, and among them are hidden gems that many Washingtonians aren't unearthing. To help guide us to these potential discoveries, we've enlisted some of our city's many food players to share with us their under the radar recommendations for Eater's latest feature, Dining Confidential.
Lifelong Alexandria resident Bill Butcher, founder of Port City Brewing Company, remembers Del Ray's past and always enjoys the solid taco joint, Taqueria Poblano.
"Taqueria Poblano is this little taco shop in Del Ray and they serve these fabulous LA-style fish tacos. I believe they use tilapia, which is fried and crispy, and there's shredded cabbage with a vinegar base and a spicy sauce. They also have great margaritas: on the rocks with salt.
I've been going there since it opened, which I think is about 15 years. I've known [owner] Jeff [Wallingford] since 1990. And I've lived in Del Ray my whole life. I've seen Del Ray change over the years. Back then, if you worked hard, and were successful, you could move away. But now it's a place people want to move to."