Washington DC

Tony is in the nation's capital to explore the city's many contrasts -- Democrat vs. Republican, rich vs. poor, visible vs. invisible, black vs. white.

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Abay Market

Ethiopian food has long been a part of the DC culinary scene, but Tony's search for the most authentic takes him out of the District and into Virginia.

3811 S George Mason Dr., No. A, Falls Church, VA 22041

 
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Jessie Taylor Seafood

Maryland crabs, Old Bay seasoning, and a whole lot of napkins -- this is how the day goes for someone eating at Jessie Taylor Seafood on the Wharf in DC.

1100 Maine Ave. SW, Washington DC 20001

 
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Eamonn's, A Dublin Chipper

Ask the owner and chef of Eamonn's what the difference is between a Dublin chipper and an English chipper, and he'll tell you that in Ireland, beer is for drinking, not cooking. Tony and Cathal sit down to some fried goodness and Guinness.

728 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314

 
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El Pollo Rico

In a poorly signed strip mall off a main street in Arlington, VA, El Pollo Rico serves chicken in three sizes -- Quarter, Half and Whole. The line literally spirals out of the building of this place, with people waiting patiently for their bird.

932 N Kenmore St., Arlington, VA 22201

 
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Song Que

Owned and operated by 4 Vietnamese sisters, this location at Falls Church's Eden Center is in an enclave of Vietnamese stores and markets. Between the bubble tea and banq mi, it's as close to home as Vietnamese locals can get.

6773 Wilson Blvd., Falls Church, VA

 

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