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Eater's MoW* Guide to Holiday Party Eats in D.C.

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Now that you are set with your BeerTender®, it’s obviously time to throw the perfect holiday party. Check out our list of DC's best to-go-friendly food spots to accompany your home-poured draught.

1.) Taylor Gourmet: For a more casual office party, order any of the Philly-style hoagies from Taylor Gourmet, including cold cuts like the Philadelphia Landfill, meatball sandwiches, salad bowls, chips, cookies and drinks.

2.) Central: Michel Richard's Central is famous for its fried chicken, which is also available to-go in two, four and six-piece buckets. They've also got other lunch items available to-to, including the charcuterie plate and the lobster burger.

3.) Hill Country:
Hill Country's Texas-style barbecue includes sides like corn pudding, mac 'n' cheese, and coleslaw, while there's also the option of moist or lean brisket, pork ribs, sausage from Kreuz Market and more.

4.) Estadio: This Logan Circle restaurant launched its lunch earlier this year featuring a selection of bocadillos — or sandwiches — available for takeout.

5.) Kushi: This Mount Vernon Square izakaya offers all kinds of options for office dining from just sushi to bento box options.

6.) Carmine's: This New York City import caters its Italian family-style menu that includes dishes like meatballs, chicken parmigiana, veal marsala and shrimp scampi.


1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20004 Visit Website


122 Spring Street, , SC 29403 (843) 793-1029 Visit Website

Hill Country Barbecue Market

410 7th Street Northwest, , DC 20004 (202) 556-2050 Visit Website

Kushi Izakaya

465 K Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (202) 682-3123 Visit Website


425 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 202 737 7770

Taylor Gourmet

2400 South Smith Boulevard, , VA 22202 (703) 417-2145