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Express Releases its Best of 2012 Edition

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

If you haven't had enough WaPo-related restaurant rankings this week, turn your attention to the Express Night Out Best Of edition, which just hit stands. Here, Express readers (and sometimes, the paper's editors) get to weigh in on their favorite restaurants, late night haunts, chefs and more.

The Best of Dining section is packed with readers' Top Three picks on just about every ethnicity of restaurant (they like Rasika for Indian and Thai Tanic for Thai, for example), as well as nods for specific food items, whether it be pies from Dangerously Delicious Pies or sandwiches from Taylor Gourmet. It will surprise no one that Express readers love José Andrés and like to impress people with dinner at Komi.

The Best of Life section gives shoutouts to Eastern Market as a place to meet people, LivingSocial for its cooking classes, and food Tweeter Lisa Shapiro for her social media prowess. Bartenders such as Chad Spangler at Founding Farmers are recognized in the Best of Nightlife section, along with dive bars like Wonderland and gay bars such as Nellies. Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard is the winery readers think is most worth the drive.

· Best of 2012 Dining [Express]
· Best of 2012 Life [Express]
· Best of 2012 Nightlife [Express]

Eastern Market [Photo: absentmindedprof/Flickr]


633 D Street NW, , DC 20004 (202) 637-1222 Visit Website

Taylor Gourmet

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


1509 17th Street Northwest, , DC 20036 (202) 332-9200 Visit Website

Dangerously Delicious Pies

212 West Street, , MD 21401 (410) 990-0743 Visit Website

Founding Farmers

1924 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20431 202 822 8783

Eastern Market

225 7th St. SE Washington, DC