When it came to going out to Washington restaurants, the Obama and Trump administrations were a study in contrasts. D.C. restaurants waited breathlessly for a visit from Michelle (and sometimes Barack) Obama, especially since it usually would be followed by a boost in business; meanwhile, during his four years in office, the only restaurant visited by Trump was the one within his own hotel.
It’s too early to say whether the Biden administration’s restaurant attendance will create as much fervor as the Obamas, but even in these first few months in office, the President and First Lady are dipping their toes into the D.C. restaurant community. This map will chronicle their official stops. Where will they head next? We have a few guesses.
A number of D.C. area restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More