2017 proved to be the year of the Wharf opening anticipation and Trump-related controversies. Here are the top new feature and news posts on Eater DC this year, excluding the always-popular Eater 38 and Eater Heat Map.
Meanwhile, Eater DC’s most popular new guides and maps of 2017 are listed here. Keep reading for 10 of the most clicked 2017 news posts on Eater DC:
1. What Trump Really Eats For Dinner, According to Chef David Burke
David Burke, the New York chef who runs BLT Prime inside the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., shared his take on whether the president puts ketchup on his steak.
2. At This Immigrant-Owned Restaurant in D.C, the Homeless Eat For Free
Why owner of Sakina Halal Grill Kazi Mannan gave away 6,000 meals in 2016 to the needy.
3. Here Are Washington D.C.’s New Michelin Starred Restaurants for 2018
The Red Guide’s inspectors didn’t name a single D.C. restaurant meriting three stars, an accolade that signifies “exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey.”
4. The Wharf: A Guide to All the Restaurants, Bars, and Clubs
An entire new dining ecosystem opened in the fall in southwest D.C., and Eater broke down all the new openings in this waterfront wonderland.
5. ‘Top Chef’ Alum Jennifer Carroll Quits Mike Isabella’s Restaurant Empire
The Le Bernardin alumna parted ways this year with Mike Isabella Concepts, shortly before Requin's opening in D.C.
6. Donald Trump's Statements Cause Backlash for D.C.'s Trump Hotel
Drama continued to unfold this year over the restaurants in the president’s flagship D.C. hotel.
7. Spike Gjerde’s Sandlot Brings Beach Dining to Baltimore
Eater DC road-tripped to Baltimore for the opening of Gjerde's new waterfront restaurant and beach bar.
8. Where to Eat During the Wharf’s Grand Opening
This guide filled readers in on which restaurants opened their doors during the festivities.
9. The Most Anticipated Restaurants in D.C., Fall 2017
As always, Eater DC tracked the hyped openings of the season.
10. Peek Inside the Bold New Succotash Chef Edward Lee’s Opened in D.C.
The Top Chef star went big for his latest D.C. opening, taking over 9,000 square feet of F Street's historic Equitable Bank building.