CityEats' Top 10 Washington, DC, Restaurants

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Flavored with spices and warmed to perfection, a glass of mulled wine soothes the spirit. 960 1280

  

It's everyone's favorite spicy brunch cocktail, the Bloody Mary. 960 1280

  

Grab your beach blanket and bathing suit and hit the sand ' it's frozen daiquiri time. 960 1280

  

Not just for the Kentucky Derby, the Mint Julep is always a refreshing treat. 960 1280

  

Believed to have been invented in Puerto Rico, a Piña Colada hits the spot no matter where you drink it. 960 1280

  

Once considered an old-fashioned cocktail, the gimlet is gaining in popularity across America. 960 1280

  

Long a favorite in Spain, a fruity glass of sangria is the perfect summer cocktail. 960 1280

  

All you really need are tequila, triple sec and lime if you want to visit Margaritaville. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern eats a Ben's Chili Dog in Washington DC
Andrew Zimmern eats a Ben's Chili Dog in Washington DC

Andrew Zimmern eats a Ben's Chili Dog in Washington DC

Andrew Zimmern digs into an out-of-this-world, delicious chili dog at Ben's Chili Bowl on DC's famous U Street. 960 1280

  

A close-up photo of vermicelli and parmesan pudding in Washington DC

A close-up photo of vermicelli and parmesan pudding in Washington DC

Going back in time, Andrew visits America Eats Tavern, a pop-restaurant that was organized by restaurateur and chef Jose Andres and ended its year-long run on July 4, 2012. Andrew tried the vermicelli and parmesan pudding (circa 1802 Philadelphia), a forerunner to today's macaroni and cheese. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern looks at a garfish in Washington DC

Andrew Zimmern looks at a garfish in Washington DC

Andrew inspects a garfish at ProFish, a seafood distributor in DC. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern samples snakehead fish in Washington DC

Andrew Zimmern samples snakehead fish in Washington DC

Come lunchtime, Andrew tries a Potomac River staple: snakehead. The snakehead is caught, cleaned, prepped and then distributed for sale at ProFish seafood distributor. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern samples a crispy snakehead with Thai curry sauce in Washington, DC

Andrew Zimmern samples a crispy snakehead with Thai curry sauce in Washington, DC

Andrew talks snakeheads and more while sampling a crispy snakehead with Thai curry sauce at The Source restaurant. 960 1280

  

Close-up photo of a snakehead fish in Washington DC

Close-up photo of a snakehead fish in Washington DC

The raw, freshly caught snakehead in "all its glory" as it's prepped for selling and eating. 960 1280

  

Close-up photo of Tea-smoked snakehead in Washington DC at The Source restaurant

Close-up photo of Tea-smoked snakehead in Washington DC at The Source restaurant

Tea-smoked snakehead with squid-flavored, crispy tofu skin at The Source restaurant. 960 1280

  

Jose Andres drinks beer at Jaleo in Washington, DC

Jose Andres drinks beer at Jaleo in Washington, DC

Jose Andres drinking beer in a traditional Spanish way next to Andrew at Jaleo restaurant. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern harvests plants at Common Good City Farm in Washington DC

Andrew Zimmern harvests plants at Common Good City Farm in Washington DC

Andrew assists in harvesting greens at Common Good City Farm in DC's LeDroit Park. 960 1280

  

Kosher soul rolls from Common Good City Farm in Washington DC

Kosher soul rolls from Common Good City Farm in Washington DC

Kosher soul rolls at Common Good City Farm, an urban farm for low-income residents in DC. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern tries a snakehead fish sandwich in Washington DC

Andrew Zimmern tries a snakehead fish sandwich in Washington DC

Andrew samples a blackened snakehead sandwich made with fresh-caught snakehead on the Potomac River. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern attends church at Medhane Alem Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Washington DC

Andrew Zimmern attends church at Medhane Alem Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Washington DC

Andrew takes in another side of Washington, DC, at Medhane Alem Ethiopian Orthodox Church. 960 1280

  

Close-up of pupusas at La Chiquita in Maryland

Close-up of pupusas at La Chiquita in Maryland

Salvadoran pupusas at La Chiquita restaurant in nearby Takoma Park, MD. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern eats paella at Jaleo in Washington DC

Andrew Zimmern eats paella at Jaleo in Washington DC

Andrew and chef Jose Andres share a giant pan of paella, a traditional Spanish dish of meat, rice and sauce, at Jaleo. 960 1280

  

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