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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.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

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1308 G St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 809-5565
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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.

2. Ben's Chili Bowl

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1213 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 667-0909
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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.

3. DCity Smokehouse

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8 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 733-1919
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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.

4. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

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401 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 628-1005
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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.

5. Bub and Pop's

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1815 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 457-1111
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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.

1. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

1308 G St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
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.
1308 G St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

2. Ben's Chili Bowl

1213 U St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
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.
1213 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

3. DCity Smokehouse

8 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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.
8 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

4. Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

401 7th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004
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.
401 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

5. Bub and Pop's

1815 M St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
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.
1815 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

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