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The Red Hen, Hellbender Brewing Company Make WCP's Best of D.C. List

The Washington City Paper singles out staff and reader favorites.

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

The Washington City Paper's Best of D.C. issue is out, and plenty of categories focus on food and drink. Among those places recognized by the paper's staff: The Red Hen as Best Restaurant, China Chilcano as Best New Restaurant, Bluejacket as Best Brewery, Hellbender as Best Addition to the Beer Scene and El Camino as Best Late Night Option.

There are plenty of more obscure categories as well, like Best Cupcake Alternative (RareSweets) and Best Bagel Under 70 Cents (it's at Giant). Find a full listing of staff picks in the Food and Drink Category here.

Readers also had the opportunity to weigh in, voting Shake Shack as Best Burger, Nellie's as Best Sports Bar and more. Find those picks here.