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After decades of getting kicked around as a steak-centric playground for lobbyists and politicians, Washington, D.C. is now an indisputable culinary force. Relying on the bounty of local meat, seafood and produce and a boom in local development, international stars like José Andrés and homegrown talents like Johnny Monis and Bryan Voltaggio are at the forefront of a restaurant renaissance that's turning the nation's capital into a top-tier dining destination.


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José Andrés

Chef and owner of ThinkFoodGroup

"Washington is an amazing food city, but it doesn't always get the credit it deserves. My favorite places include Full Key in Silver Spring, which has an amazing Hong Kong Wonton Soup."

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Mike Isabella

Chef and owner of Graffiato and Kapnos

"I love taking people to Union Market. It's a great place to bounce around and get snacks and drinks, especially on the weekends when there is a farmers' market outside. There are a lot of good chefs doing good food there."

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