1. Jojo Restaurant and Bar 


Located on the U St. Corridor, Jojo offers food and music lovers a cozy retreat to enjoy live jazz. Get a taste of Jojo’s generously poured Big Bowl Margaritas during their happy hour from 5-7pm and 10-12am Tuesday through Thursday.

2. Pho Viet DC 



If you’re craving Vietnamese food while in DC, and don’t want to venture to Virginia, look no further than Pho Viet DC. Pho Viet is located in Columbia Heights and is a testament to the changing demographics of DC. Enjoy the spicy lemon grass pho and cup of Vietnamese coffee. You’ll leave satisfied and ready to explore all that Columbia Heights has in store.

3. Bacio Pizzeria 


Good pies are hard to come by in the District. In an era of trendy and fusion cuisine, Bacio Pizzeria does a great job of sticking to the basics. The restaurant uses local vendors and ingredients to give their pies the freshest taste. Bring your family or bae over to this charming Bloomingdale locale.  

  1. Appioo Bar and Restaurant 


        When it comes to eating African food in DC, most people rush to experience the Ethiopian fare. Make sure you stop by Appioo while you are taking a tour of little Addis. Enjoy authentic Ghanian dishes and African service. Order up some kelewele, kebabs, and Guinness as you wait for your main course. Don’t forget to get an order of jollof rice to go.  

  1. La Plaza Mexican & Salvadorian Cuisine



As a California girl, nothing eases my stressful days more than good Mexican food. There’s something about eating perfectly seasoned carne asada or bistec that puts me at peace. I discovered La Plaza during my first summer in DC as an intern on Capitol Hill. If you’re looking for somewhere to fuel up after touring the grounds of Congress, head to La Plaza.

 Your girl lives for brunches and foodie excursions. I am always looking for the next undiscovered spot. If you know of other great restaurants to try in DC/the DMV, let us know on twitter or drop a line below in the comments! Check back to see if your spot makes our next list.

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