Tyler Cowen has published a new edition of his D.C.-area dining guide.
Titled "Tyler Cowen's Ethnic Dining Guide" (with the tagline, "All food is ethnic food"), the guide is a general look at the local dining scene, though there is an emphasis on smaller, suburban haunts. Top picks include both international restaurants like Teddy's Roti Shop and Baan Thai, as well as modern American fare like The Partisan and Rose's Luxury.
Cowen writes of the year's dining developments, "...the new area trends are Yemeni, Filipino, and more more more Chinese of many different kinds. Good Mexican is on the way, finally. Vietnamese and El Salvadoran are fine but stagnant. Persian is growing, Ethiopian is robust, and will more African be next?"
Cowen is an economist by trade who has been publishing the guide for many years; he has also written several books, including, "An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies."