In Del Ray (Alexandria, VA), visit a café and biscuit house that proudly displays its Southern roots; a community gathering spot boasting a rooftop produce garden; and Lena’s Wood-Fired Pizza & Tap, a family-inspired restaurant featuring a ﬂ oor-to-ceiling wood-burning oven for baking thin-crust pizza.
In Silver Spring, MD, visit an establishment creating tasty pupusas, the national dish of El Salvador; a craft brewery and beer garden; and Urban Butcher, where meats are butchered and aged in-house with the utmost care.
In Adams Morgan/Mount Pleasant, take a look at American barbecue classics and sandwiches with a signature twist; a homemade ice pop business; classic Filipino cuisine and American comfort food; and Sakuramen Ramen Bar, which infuses each dish with ﬂ avors and tastes reﬂ ecting the owners’ Korean upbringing.
In Southwest, stop in at a waterfront spot that feels a world apart from the rest of the city; and at Station 4, a favorite stop for theatergoers attending nearby Arena Stage.
These and other stories go behind the scenes to highlight the people and places that make greater Washington's neighborhoods notable and unique.