This week’s Eater Awards voting continues today with the Dining Neighborhood of the Year category.
Here is the 2018 ballot in D.C., presented in alphabetical order:
- Adams Morgan: The Line hotel brought Spoken English, Brothers and Sisters, and A Rake’s Progress into the fold; the Green Zone introduced a party spot with a Middle Eastern flavor; and Ethiopian stalwart Zenebech re-opened after a months-long closure due to a fire. Those added to an area that already had standout barbecue, ramen, and donburi bowls.
- Mount Pleasant: Ellē set up a standout all-day restaurant, coffee shop, and bakery inside the old Heller’s Bakery building. Mount Desert Island became one of the best ice cream options in the city. Both added momentum to a main drag that boasts options for Mexican, Spanish, Filipino, and Ethiopian food.
- NoMa: The Union Market development continued a rapid makeover, adding a version of Brooklyn’s St. Anselm tavern that stands on its own, a rooftop destination for sushi at O-Ku, and the Union District Oyster Bar and Lounge. Fast-casual Shouk began selling falafel at its second D.C. location near Union Market, and the Eleanor, an adult arcade, opened nearby.
- Shaw: Two big openings shook up the neighborhood: San Lorenzo brought in rustic Tuscan specialities, and Unconventional Diner polished up perceptions of greasy spoon food. Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. relocated from Northeast, and the Dabney Cellar grew out of the Michelin-starred restaurant in Blagden Alley.
- Southwest Waterfront: The Wharf development continues to attract some of the city’s top culinary talents. Del Mar and Kith and Kin wowed customers and critics after opening late last year. Officina landed as a three-level, multi-purpose Italian playground. Mi Vida brought refined Mexican food to the table, and Kaliwa gave the area a rare Asian restaurant serving Filipino, Thai, and Korean food all in one place.
All 24 Eater cities and the Eater national site will grant prizes for Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Design of the Year. In Washington, there will also be wild card categories this year for Neighborhood of the Year and Brunch of the Year. For a look at the 2017 D.C. winners, head here.
Each category will crown an editor’s choice winner and a reader’s choice winner — all to be announced on Wednesday, December 5. Vote for the reader’s choice winner in the Neighborhood of the Year category in the poll below. Polls are open for 24 hours. Finalists in the remaining categories will be rolled out throughout the week.