Washington, DC

Andrew Zimmern visits Washington, DC, for Salvadoran favorites, food trucks that feed hordes of hungry federal workers, and takes a trip back into history to taste what our forefathers ate. Whether it's a ...

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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

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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

 
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Jaleo

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

 
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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

 
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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

 

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