There are certain dishes that are just inextricably linked to certain Washington restaurants. New customers travel far just to try them. Tourists seek them out. Regulars can't stop ordering them even though they know they should try something new.
This map features some knee-jerk picks that immediately come to mind, from the messy-as-can-be half-smokes at Ben's Chili Bowl to late-night favorites like insanely greasy jumbo slice. Others reflect a diverse D.C. community that bonds over curtido-topped pupusas, pork pate-packed banh mi, and beautifully charred Peruvian chicken. Others are composed signatures that have developed their own following at places like the Red Hen and Peter Chang.
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—Updated by Tierney PlumbRead More