Ultimate Shaw Dinging Guide
For our first neighborhood dining guide we decided to take on Shaw, a DC neighborhood we know and love. According to the Shaw Main Streets initiative, the Shaw area has seen over a billion dollars of investment since 2003. Shaw has been profiled by the New York Times and NPR and it’s also racked up accolades from the foodie community, winning RAMMY and James Beard awards, and of course, some shiny Michelin Stars.
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Whether you need a quick snack, pantry items or a catch-up session with a friend over local beer, Glen’s Garden Market has something for everyone.
Eat: One of their signature sandwiches like the Chicken Melt, ($10.99) or the Club Local, ($12.99).
Drink: Grab a health tonic from local juicer Gouter or a try a bottle of Virginia wine from award-winner Early Mountain Vineyards.
1924 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
EdibleDC story Glen's Garden Market & A Guide To The Best of the Bay
We’ve been a fan of Chef Cedric Maupillier since our early visits to Mintwood Place in Adams Morgan. We’ve fallen even harder for his modern American café with French inspiration in Shaw.
Eat: Roasted Cauliflower Blanc Manger, ($13) and the Fried Chicken Coq au Vin Mini Bites, ($13).
Drink: Virginia’s Michael Shaps Petite Verdot, $60/bottle.
801 O St NW, Washington, DC 20001
EdibleDC story and recipe on Cauliflower Blanc Manger
Found in hopping Blagden Alley, tucked right off 9th Street, Tiger Fork celebrates electric Hong Kong cuisine in a hip space with great design. Highly recommended as a fun date night spot.
Eat: Cheung Fun ($9), Dan Dan Noodles ($15), and Crispy Whole Dourade ($36).
Drink: Oh No, There Goes Tokyo ($16).
922 N St NW, Washington, DC 20001
This charming urban garden space boasts a 3000 sq. foot outdoor patio for al fresco dining. When the weather isn’t cooperating, gather with a group of friends inside for their easy-going summer picnic and BBQ inspired food.
Eat: Wedge Skewers ($8) and Tomato Pie ($16).
Drink: Fight Club draft cocktail ($10) or try their variety of Adult Juice Boxes ($10).
50 Blagden Alley Northwest, Washington, DC 20001
Launched by acclaimed Pastry Chef Tiffany MacIsaac, Buttercream is a confectionary dream. Stop in for savory pastries, specialty cookies or to marvel at their unique creations such as marble cookies, white chocolate covered oreo flowers, crunchy peanut butter buckeyes and more.
Eat: Unicorn bars.
Drink: Coffee or tea.
1250 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
The award winning Chef Michael Friedman who started the Red Hen in Bloomingdale, All Purpose brings his specialty American Italian cuisine more downtown.
Eat: Potted Tuna Mousse ($10) and Buona Pizza ($18).
Drink: Negroni ($11).
1250 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Other favorite places that you won’t want to miss:
- DACHA Beer Garden (Eat: Steak or Chicken Skewers Drink: Vitus beer)
- DC Pop Up Bar (The themes varies, from Game of Thrones to Miracle on 7th Street. This March heralds the return of the popular Cherry Blossom bar.)
- El Techo (Eat: The tacos. Drink: El Techo’s Margarita)
- Espita Mezcalaria (Eat: Anything with Mole Drink: Try a Mezcal Flight )
- Smoked & Stacked (Eat: The Messy)
- Beau Thai (Eat: Beau Thai Chicken or Sriracha Noodles)
- Haikan (Eat: Vegetable Ramen and add a Spice Bomb Drink: Seasonal Old Fashioned )
- Hazel (Eat: Crudo, Steak Tartare, Zucchini Bread Drink: Pretend Cleanse)
- Bistro Bohem (Eat: Chicken Schnitzel)
- Maxwell’s (Drink: Samuelson Cocktail)
- Sundevich (Eat: Buenos Aires or Cairo)
- Dabney & Dabney Cellar (Eat: Foie Gras Biscuit Drink: Local wine)
- Columbia Room (Drink: Three course tasting menu)
- Seylou Bakery (Eat: Pain au Levain and Horse Bread)
- La Colombe Coffee (Drink: Draft latte or Black & Tan)
- Compass Coffee (Drink: Cold brew)
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