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
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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.
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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.
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.