America Eats Tavern (Pop-up; currently closed)

Started by Jose Andres, America Eats was a partnership project with the National Archives. The menu featured forgotten recipes found in old cookbooks. Andrew had a peanut butter and foie gras sandwich, and pasta pudding made with vermicelli.

405 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Getting There

Baltimore/Washington International Airport

Baltimore/Washington International Airport is about 45 minutes to 1 hour outside of the Washington, DC, city center. But just 18 minutes from the popular National Aquarium in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

Terminal Rd, Baltimore, MD 21240

See & Do

Bow Hunting for Snakehead

Andrew joins a pair of bow fishermen to hunt for snakehead fish. Chef Chad Wells shows Andrew how he likes to prepare the fresh catch. Andrew has a tasty blackened snakehead sandwich with dill guacamole, chipotle slaw and pickled onions.

Potomac River

See & Do

Common Good City Farm

Michael Twitty and Andrew pick fresh collard greens to go in their Kosher Soul Rolls dish: collard greens, fresh garlic and onion, and pastrami rolled up in eggroll skins. Michael uses food to express his African and Jewish identity.

V Street NW between 2nd and 4th Streets, Washington, DC 20001

Getting There

Dulles International Airport

Roughly 30 minutes from the Washington, DC, city center is Dulles International Airport.

1 Saarinen Cir Sterling, VA 20166

See & Do

Fishing of Snakeheads

Andrew heads out onto the Potomac River to go fishing for the invasive fish species known as snakeheads.

Potomac River


Florida Avenue Grill

Andrew meets up with culinary historian Michael Twitty. Andrew tries chitterlings, stewed pork intestine, and scrapple, pig organs and scraps mixed with cornmeal, pressed and chilled into a loaf, and then sliced and fried.

1100 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

See & Do

Food Trucks

Dozens of food trucks line the streets during lunch hour, catering to thousands of workers in federal office buildings. Andrew samples from the PB&J, the Fojol Bros. of Merlindia, Chupacabra and the Hula Girl food trucks.

Triangle Park, Virginia Avenue, Washington, DC



Chef Jose Andres shows Andrew some of the classics he offers on the menu at two of his restaurants. Jaleo is known for its tapas menu. They have paella, sea urchin, cones of marmalade, and goat cheese and more.

480 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004


La Chiquita

Andrew visits La Chiquita, known to have the best pupusas in DC. Andrew has yuca frita, made with cassava root; curtido, a mix of pickled cabbage, onion and carrots; fried baby sardines; and pupusas stuffed with meat and sometimes cheese.

4819 Annapolis Rd, Bladensburg, MD 20710

See & Do

La MegaMart

Andrew meets up with chef Juan Antonio Rivera at this international supermarket to check out the diversity of food. Andrew samples sapote, a soft, sweet fruit, and loroco, a Central American plant.

2340 University Blvd, E Hyattsville, MD 20783

Getting There

Ronald Reagan International Airport

Ronald Reagan International Airport is about 15 minutes from the Washington, DC, attractions including The White House and Washington Monument.

1 Aviation Cir Washington, DC 20001


The Source

Snakehead fish is a new item on the menu at the Wolfgang Puck restaurant The Source. Andrew samples oolong tea-smoked snakehead, and snakehead marinated in chilies, then batter-fried and served with Thai curry sauce.

575 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565