Colorful upside down martini glasses at a bar
"Glimmer Shimmer Sparkle Shine" by caruba is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

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The hospitality industry is still in recovery mode, especially given how few establishments were restored by the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Restaurant owners also continue to contend with a staffing crisis that’s more labor movement than labor shortage. And some chefs and bartenders still can’t find the ingredients or equipment they need to succeed because of supply chain struggles.

But the people behind D.C.’s restaurants and bars are hoping to rebound in 2022 and remind diners why living and dining here is so special.

As restaurants and bars reinvent themselves in year two of the pandemic, we’re interested in hearing from you, dear diner: What would you like to see more of or less of at local establishments in the new year? How else would you like to see eating out in D.C. change in 2022?

If you have thoughts, please complete the open-ended survey below by Friday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. Pick what you care about most and keep entries to 150 words or less. We’ll publish as many responses as possible for all to read.

Need more of a prompt? Sample topics could include: prix fixe versus a la carte menus, beverage offerings, neighborhoods, tipping and service charges, technology, reservations, types of seating, ingredients, accessibility, ownership equity, service style, takeout and delivery, music and entertainment, safety and security, dress codes, happy hour promotions, parking, and streateries.

“Glimmer Shimmer Sparkle Shine” by caruba is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0