Whether it's a paella festival, a month of paella specials or just an extensive year-round paella selection, several restaurants in D.C. are highlighting the classic Spanish rice dish. Here are three to seek out:
Taberna Del Alabardero: The old school downtown restaurant has christened July "Paella Month." That means they're offering a whopping eight paella dishes for $25 per person, in such varieties as chicken chorizo and grilled octopus. They'll also have paella classes. More here.
Jaleo: The 13th incarnation of the restaurant's paella festival kicks off July 13 with a big party (featuring the restaurant's giant paella pan). There will be specials available through July 26, featuring both classic and modern takes on the dish. The Crystal City restaurant has also been hosting paella Sundays.
SER: Paella has been one of the specialties of this new Ballston addition since it opened. Head there on a typical evening and there might be up to five paellas to choose from, in such varieties as seafood, meat, vegetable, squid ink and lobster.