Where to Eat Like Michelle Obama in D.C.

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President Obama’s love of burgers is well-documented. So for this map, let’s turn to the restaurants in the Washington area that Michelle Obama has visited over her past six years in Washington.MObama has a knack for picking both hot new restaurants and classic places, particularly those with a farm-to-table bent. This year, she’s visited critical darling Rose’s Luxury and Georgetown newcomer Chez Billy Sud (twice)…

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Cooking with “Skrei” Norwegian Cod

Great Day Washington

Chef Todd Gray, co-founder of Equinox Restaurant, demonstrates “sustainable” cooking with fresh Norwegian Cod. Simple, fresh and seasonal. Check out the full menu at www,equinoxrestaurant.com…

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10 Brunch Dishes Where Vegetables Shine

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Despite brunch’s emphasis on bacon and sausage, it’s easy enough to also find meatless options. It’s true that typical breakfast dishes like vegetable omelets, pancakes, or waffles are technically vegetarian. But they sure have a tendency to get boring.

Choosing to go without bacon or sausage shouldn’t mean settling for a forgettable plate of food. It should be tasty and satisfying all the same. These area restaurants feature brunch dishes that give vegetables the creative treatment…

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100 Very Best Restaurant 2016: Equinox

Washingtonian

Time was, big chunks of protein were an emblem of upscale cuisine. These days, though, famous chefs are moving away from meat and toward vegetables: Witness the popularity of José Andrés’s Beefsteak (named for the tomato). Now Todd and Ellen Gray are getting into the act at their 17-year-old restaurant—roughly half the dinner menu is now vegan…

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Warm Up In Front Of These Ten Restaurant Fireplaces

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What better way to celebrate surviving DC’s worst snowstorm than cozying up on a comfy chair next to a crackling fireplace with hot toddy in hand? Here’s an updated guide to several restaurants that keep things cozy with warm fireplaces and a comfortable atmosphere…

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Veg Out with 10 New Meatless Offerings from D.C. Restaurants

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The vegetarian dining scene in D.C. might not be at the same level as L.A. or Portland just yet. But that doesn’t mean diners who want to skip meat are stuck with boring salads or side dishes anymore. Local chefs and restaurants are highlighting veggies in all kinds of dishes traditionally made with meat, and the options are constantly changing. Here are 10 new vegetarian offerings to try right now…

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5 gluten-free dishes in D.C. to try now

The Washington Post

One of the most difficult parts of shunning gluten is saying goodbye to a whole lot of deliciousness: pasta, breads and the bulk of desserts. Fortunately, with more and more people going gluten-free — whether by choice or out of necessity — your options are increasing. Here are some of our favorite D.C.-area dishes that are naturally gluten-free or have been tweaked to omit wheat…

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Here’s Where You Should Eat for Winter Restaurant Week

Washingtonian

The RAMW Winter Restaurant Week is almost here, with over 100 eateries in DC, Maryland, and Virginia serving set lunches ($22) and dinners ($35), January 25 through 31. Though there are many strong participants, finding a good deal isn’t always easy. Here are some of our top picks, chosen with tasty meals and value in mind.

Want to impress your favorite vegan for Restaurant Week? This is the place. Though Todd Gray’s RW menu doesn’t have quite as many “plant-based” options as regularly offered, but ethically-minded diners will feel welcome, and treated to food that isn’t an afterthought. Dinner…

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Holiday Cheer

Modern Luxury

Tis the season to be jolly, so why not have some festive fun in DC? Consider treating yourself to an evening with family and friends at one of these six holiday attractions, all within walking distance to some of the city’s finest dining options.
Get in the holiday spirit by visiting the National Christmas Tree and National Menorah on The White House Ellipse. An annual trip to see Washington’s most famous decorations (aside from the ones inside the White House) is a must-do. Snap a selfie, check out the mini-trees from all 50 states, DC and U.S. territories, and enjoy the musical entertainment near these seasonal symbols. Free. 15th and 17th Streets NW, nationalmenorah.org; 202.796.2500, thenationaltree.org TASTE Warm up at Equinox, the regionally inspired restaurant featuring a menu with sustainable and in-season dishes from Chef Todd Gray . Enjoy the eatery’s vegan holiday menu as well as its festive Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve selections. 818 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.331.8118, equinoxrestaurant…

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Equinox’s Latke Station; Clementine Celebration

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HANUKKAH HAPS—Equinox is celebrating Hanukkah with a special matzo ball soup — made with black truffle, duck confit and crispy sage, $12 for lunch. Also on offer is a special vegan Sunday brunch, featuring a latke station…

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