Dominated by high-profile chefs, excellent local goods and a dynamic ethnic 
scene, 2010 was a great year for Tasting Table to land in D.C. Here are a 
few favorite ideas that kept us wanting more: All Seoul With Annandale 
having one of the largest Korean populations in the country, it's no wonder 
that spicy, kimchi-rich cuisine has been a 2010 highlight. Beyond barbecue, 
we've loved creative fusion 
http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/dc/2206/Get_the_best_of_Cajun_and_Korean_flavors_at_Mokomandy.htm 
, noodle soups 
http://tastingtable.com/TheDinnerTable/entry_detail/dc/1752/Broth_Account.htm 
and sizzling fried chicken 
http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/dc/1175/Bourbon_Steak_takes_chicken_wings_to_a_whole_new_continent.htm 
. Tap Dance Where wine bars and three-martini lunches once ruled, beer has 
emerged as the Washingtonian's drink of choice. Area gurus like Greg Engert 
http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/dc/1279/Birch_Barley_and_Churchkey_unveil_a_reserve_list.htm 
have led the movement, curating lists of quirky craft brews. In 2011, we'll 
all be drinking al fresco at a local beer garden 
http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/dc/1453/Westover_Market_creates_a_craft-beer_garden.htm 
, slurping boozy ice cream floats 
http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/dc/1241/The_childhood_root_beer_float_gets_a_lift.htm 
and experimenting with a tableside tap 
http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/dc/1960/Beer_is_free-flowing_at_two_new_bars.htm 
. Cure All Chefs and purveyors have elevated charcuterie with local 
http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/dc/1712/Garden_Path_Farms_lambcetta_puts_the_%22baa%22_in_bacon.htm 
and heritage 
http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/dc/2355/Olli_Salumeria_Americana_beats_Italy_at_its_own_meat.htm 
meats. Restaurants have also brought their programs to the forefront, 
including at newcomer Ripple 
http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/dc/1695/Wine-centric_small_plates_are_making_waves_in_Cleveland_Park.htm 
, where hunks of cured meat and gleaming slicers are the first things 
diners see when they walk in the door. H Is for Hungry This year, H Street 
NE made the leap from up-and-coming hipster 'hood to full-out dining 
destination. Upscale Ethiopian 
http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/dc/1471/Ethiopic_Restaurant_serves_steak_dinners_without_a_fork_and_knife.htm 
, cozy cocktail destinations 
http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/dc/2392/The_Atlas_Room_improves_on_classic_cocktails.htm 
and homey pie shops 
http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/dc/1376/Rodney_Henry_is_in_the_business_of_Delicious_pies.htm 
are just three reasons to arrive with a big appetite. Motor Mouth Though 
there are battles brewing over possible moratoriums, food trucks seem here 
to stay. This year has given us movable lobster rolls 
http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/dc/1953/A_new_food_truck_is_the_Maine_event.htm 
, comfort food 
http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/dc/2397/The_CapMac_truck_is_your_new_Italian_grandma.htm 
, indulgences 
http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/dc/1795/Sweetbites_brings_the_sugar_rush_to_you.htm 
and nearly every other 
http://tastingtable.com/entry_detail/dc/2072/Three_new_food_trucks_up_the_lunchtime_ante.htm 
dining trend imaginable.
Can't read this email (it has beautiful graphics!)? Click here to read online
 
 
TastingTable
 
 
Tues. 21 Dec '10
Dining | WASHINGTON D.C.
 
A Perfect 2010
Toasting the best flavors of 2010
 
Tasting Table D.C.
 
Dominated by high-profile chefs, excellent local goods and a dynamic ethnic scene, 2010 was a great year for Tasting Table to land in D.C. Here are a few favorite ideas that kept us wanting more:

All Seoul With Annandale having one of the largest Korean populations in the country, it's no wonder that spicy, kimchi-rich cuisine has been a 2010 highlight. Beyond barbecue, we've loved creative fusion, noodle soups and sizzling fried chicken.

Tap Dance Where wine bars and three-martini lunches once ruled, beer has emerged as the Washingtonian's drink of choice. Area gurus like Greg Engert have led the movement, curating lists of quirky craft brews. In 2011, we'll all be drinking al fresco at a local beer garden, slurping boozy ice cream floats and experimenting with a tableside tap.

Cure All Chefs and purveyors have elevated charcuterie with local and heritage meats. Restaurants have also brought their programs to the forefront, including at newcomer Ripple, where hunks of cured meat and gleaming slicers are the first things diners see when they walk in the door.

H Is for Hungry This year, H Street NE made the leap from up-and-coming hipster 'hood to full-out dining destination. Upscale Ethiopian, cozy cocktail destinations and homey pie shops are just three reasons to arrive with a big appetite.

Motor Mouth Though there are battles brewing over possible moratoriums, food trucks seem here to stay. This year has given us movable lobster rolls, comfort food, indulgences and nearly every other dining trend imaginable.
FORWARD To a Friend PRINT This Article
SUBSCRIBE To Tasting Table INVITE A Friend to
Tasting Table
 
 
  Share: Forward Share: Facebook Share: Tweet This Share: Buzz
 
TT House HOLIDAY MARKET Bottom
 
 
Forward to a Friend
Sponsored
Tasting Table Holiday Marketplace
 
 
CLOSED Rock Creek Bethesda
This healthy dining establishment will serve its last meal on New Year's Eve. The Going Out Gurus report that original chef Fred Przyborowski will return to cook the farewell dinner.
 
 
 
 
 
Help / Contact / About / Terms / Privacy Policy / Editorial Policy / Advertise / Search / Jobs / Contests / My Account / UNSUBSCRIBE
 
Tasting Table serves genuine editorial. There is no pay for play. Click here for our editorial policy.
© 2008–2010 TDT Media Inc. doing business as Tasting Table. All Rights reserved.
495 Broome St. FL 3; New York NY 10013