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The Carry-out Critic Finds Tender Ribs and Savory Sides at Supreme Barbeque

The Carry-out Critic Finds Tender Ribs and Savory Sides at Supreme Barbeque

The barbecue joint from Juan and Jeremy Canlas opened in the former New York Pizza spot on New York Avenue NE in April 2021.

Supreme Barbeque serves Texas-style barbecue at its restaurant located on the edge of Eckington in Northeast. Filipino-American father and son Juan and Jeremy Canlas opened their first location ten years ago in Lanham, with the D.C. store being their second. They took over the former New York Pizza spot at the busy intersection of North…

Young & Hungry Writers Digest a Quarter Century of Eating

Young & Hungry Writers Digest a Quarter Century of Eating

As City Paper closes its final regular print edition, its former food editors reflect on favorite stories and memorable meals.

City Paper staffers have never been high-class gourmands. We appreciate a nice meal as much as the next person, but as most people who’ve passed through its offices will tell you, the most anticipated meal of the week was often the snacks and beers shared after an issue closed on Wednesday night. As broke alt-weekly…

Manifesting a Bakery 

Manifesting a Bakery 

Cottage bakers Manifest Bread will open a brick and mortar location in Riverdale.

After two years of running a bakery out of their home, Rick and Tyes Cook now refer to their dining table as a “murphy-table.” It might make an appearance at dinnertime, but otherwise, it’s moved to make room for what’s become the family’s bread and butter—their cottage bakery, Manifest Bread. Today, the couple announced that…

Good Taste: Donisima Crafts “Super Doughnuts” Rich With Latin Flavors

Good Taste: Donisima Crafts “Super Doughnuts” Rich With Latin Flavors

Donisima, from chef-owner Miguel Guerra and his father, is serving the best doughnuts in the region

Doughnuts aren’t simple pastries; they are complex joy makers. Bite into a great one and you will feel a deep happiness, a childish (in the best way possible) pleasure that rockets you back through time. No matter your age, you will feel like a kid again for one giddy moment as you stuff your mouth…

Good Taste: Newland Blends Forward Thinking Cuisine With Nostalgic Throwbacks

Good Taste: Newland Blends Forward Thinking Cuisine With Nostalgic Throwbacks

Chef Andrew Markert’s new restaurant on Capitol Hill brings a sense of whimsy and fun to fine dining.

At Newland, the soundtrack is all ’80s all the time. The Outfield’s infectious “Your Love” came on several times the night I visited, and Richard Marx’s treacly power ballad “Right Here Waiting” and The Cure’s heart-on-sleeve machismo takedown “Boys Don’t Cry” also made appearances. It’s all fun and familiar, and not necessarily what you’d expect…

The Carry-Out Critic Wants All the Crab Rangoon from Lucky Danger

The Carry-Out Critic Wants All the Crab Rangoon from Lucky Danger

Chef Tim Ma’s tribute to American Chinese food now has a permanent home on Arlington’s Pentagon Row.

Lucky Danger is an American Chinese takeout restaurant located in Arlington’s Pentagon Row. Chef and owner Tim Ma started the concept in November 2020 as a pop-up in Mount Vernon Triangle. Its name is meant to be playful. “Lucky” was often used in the names of old school Chinese restaurants in the U.S., and “Danger”…

Good Taste: “Little Guy” Piccoletto Fuses Big Italian and Asian Flavors

Good Taste: “Little Guy” Piccoletto Fuses Big Italian and Asian Flavors

Find Piccoletto from Chef Paolo Dungca inside The Block food hall on Vermont Avenue NW.

Good Taste is a new bimonthly column offering opinionated looks at the best new places to eat in the D.C. area. The Block food hall in downtown D.C. is no stranger to mashups. Rose Ave Bakery adds Asian flavors to French pastries, while Pogiboy jubilantly marries inspiration from Filipino fast-food joint Jollibee and McDonald’s. As…

Coming in Hot, an Alternative to Third-Party Delivery Apps—Bring It!

Coming in Hot, an Alternative to Third-Party Delivery Apps—Bring It!

A new bike courier service offers an alternative model for dispirited delivery workers and restaurants.

“People don’t think that you can take 25 pizzas on a bicycle,” says Chris Rabadi. “But a Bring It! courier can.” Rabadi leads operations for Bring It!, a bicycle courier service for local restaurants and other food and beverage businesses. During work hours, he helps run things from the Bring It! office in Naylor Court,…

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