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Eater DC’s Top News Posts of 2017

The Wharf and Trump coverage dominated this year

Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

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.

Photo by Rey Lopez for Eater DC

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.

Sakina Halal Grill owner Kazi Mannan 
Sakina Halal Grill owner Kazi Mannan
Rey Lopez/Eater D.C.

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.”

Graphic by Eater

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.

Photo by Warren Rojas / Eater

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.

Jennifer Carroll and Mike Isabella at Requin [Photo: Missy Frederick]
Jennifer Carroll and Mike Isabella at Requin [Photo: Missy Frederick]

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.

Trump International/Facebook

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.

Sandlot, the temporary restaurant/beach bar Spike Gjerde’s installed in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, officially opens June 15. [All photos by R. Lopez]

8. Where to Eat During the Wharf’s Grand Opening

This guide filled readers in on which restaurants opened their doors during the festivities.

Photo: the Wharf

9. The Most Anticipated Restaurants in D.C., Fall 2017

As always, Eater DC tracked the hyped openings of the season.

Photo by Rey Lopez

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.

Rey Lopez/Eater DC