clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

SPONSORED: Adam Goldberg's Top Five : DC

View as Map

A wave of new chefs are shaking up D.C.'s food scene. From fried chicken and doughnuts to crispy scallion pancakes, D.C. not only has strong American fare but now excellent Chinese and Vietnamese options to match. Here is you're guide to D.C.'s culinary diversity, with strong Negra Modelo pairings to match.

Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

Copy Link

Nothing goes better with fried chicken and doughnuts than a cold, bubbly beer. Classic fried chicken, a vanilla glazed doughnut, and a Negra Modelo make an excellent combination. Be prepared to wait in line — but, yes, the doughnuts are that good.

Ben's Chili Bowl

Copy Link

Try the original chili-half-smoke at this DC staple. A Negra Modelo is light on hops and its caramel malt sweetness complements the smoke from the chili.

DCity Smokehouse

Copy Link

One of DC's favorite smokehouses has an excellent brisket sandwich, modest in appearance but tremendous in flavor, both tender and crunchy. Try it with a Negra Modelo for an unexpected pairing, the lager's subtle sweetness contrasting with the sandwich's richness.

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

Copy Link

A Negra Modelo pairs nicely with José Andrés’s crispy grasshopper tacos, helping to cut through the shellfish-like flavor of the insects. The tortilla is packed high with grasshoppers, lying over a bed of chunky guacamole. A must try combination.

Bub and Pop's

Copy Link

For an unexpected pairing, try Bub and Pop’s Italian Hoagie with a Negra Modelo. It’s a sandwich stacked with capicola, prosciutto, pepperoni, salami, and provolone, seasoned with a house-made mayonnaise, sweet pepper and onion, and vinaigrette. Being low in hops, Negra Modelo adds an element of freshness to the meat-heavy, cheesy sub.

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

Nothing goes better with fried chicken and doughnuts than a cold, bubbly beer. Classic fried chicken, a vanilla glazed doughnut, and a Negra Modelo make an excellent combination. Be prepared to wait in line — but, yes, the doughnuts are that good.

Ben's Chili Bowl

Try the original chili-half-smoke at this DC staple. A Negra Modelo is light on hops and its caramel malt sweetness complements the smoke from the chili.

DCity Smokehouse

One of DC's favorite smokehouses has an excellent brisket sandwich, modest in appearance but tremendous in flavor, both tender and crunchy. Try it with a Negra Modelo for an unexpected pairing, the lager's subtle sweetness contrasting with the sandwich's richness.

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

A Negra Modelo pairs nicely with José Andrés’s crispy grasshopper tacos, helping to cut through the shellfish-like flavor of the insects. The tortilla is packed high with grasshoppers, lying over a bed of chunky guacamole. A must try combination.

Bub and Pop's

For an unexpected pairing, try Bub and Pop’s Italian Hoagie with a Negra Modelo. It’s a sandwich stacked with capicola, prosciutto, pepperoni, salami, and provolone, seasoned with a house-made mayonnaise, sweet pepper and onion, and vinaigrette. Being low in hops, Negra Modelo adds an element of freshness to the meat-heavy, cheesy sub.

Related Maps