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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Minibar by Jos Andrés

An experiment in food that defies any traditional explanation, this is José Andrés' spot to play with the concepts and chemistry of flavors to create an experience like none other.

405 8th St. NW, 2nd Flr, Washington, DC

 
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Ben's Chili Bowl

A true monument to DC -- Ben's Chili Bowl has withstood the test of time, hardship and gentrification to remain a staple of the DC scene gastronomically and socially.

1213 U St. NW, Washington, DC

 
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Busboys and Poets

Landing somewhere between a coffee shop, restaurant and social center, this location in the Shaw Neighborhood looks to the future of DC by putting local authors and artists in touch with one another over a quick bite.

2021 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

 
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Chadwick's Georgetown

Tony meets up with a former CIA agent, and the 2 of them head to a spot known both for its history in the espionage world and its outstanding hamburger.

3205 K St. NW, Washington, DC 20007

 
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Oyamel Cocina Mexicana

A combination of traditional Mexican flavors with a modern twist, José Andrés' newest restaurant in D.C. is the perfect place to sample some mescal.

401 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004

 
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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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