Old Glory, Washington D.C.
Old Glory: you can taste barbecue from different regions (e.g., Texas, North Carolina). New Heights: elegant and eclectic. Grill from Ipanema: Brazilian (try the vatapa). Donatello: Italian, near the Kennedy Center. Lebanese Taverna. Mama Ayesha's--also for Middle Eastern; has live entertainment regularly. Bua is a good example of our many fine Thai restaurants. Casa Africana and Bukom for African; Meskerem, Fasika's and others for Ethiopian. B. Smith's--for elegant Southern American cuisine in Union Station. Cafe Luna for sandwiches, pizza, pasta, etc. Coppi's is an upscale pizzeria with a truly memorable dessert--the nutella calzone. The Little Fountain Cafe. La Fourchette for authentic French, with real French people dining, smoking, and complaining (and loving every minute of it!). Jaleo--for an incredible array of tapas. Kinkead's--very upscale, very pricey, but very good seafood, and the lavender creme brulee is breathtaking. Teaism--for a connoisseur's selection of fine teas (try the 'camel's breath'!). Sarinah--an Indonesian satay house (but try the durian ice cream at your own risk!). Ben's Chili Bowl on U Street is a family-owned Washington institution, serving burgers, fries, and chili. Burma in Chinatown is the only restaurant I know featuring this cuisine--try any of the good kauswe (noodle) dishes. Bread and Chocolate--good light meals, sandwiches, soups, desserts. Raku for Asian fusion. Ristorante Tosca--exceptional, elegant; try the tasting menu of multiple-course meals with wines that are perfect complements to the dishes!