Published on January 12, 2016

Travel Your DC Backyard Through 5 Great Spots

Want to travel? This month, take a trip around the world through global cuisine options on Reserve. Get a taste of different parts of the world with these five dishes. 

Around the World in 5 Dishes

AMERICAN - Sausage Board (The Pig - Logan Circle)

Photo provided by The Pig

The Pig delivers on its name, serving pork-centric New American dishes, as well as delicious meat and seafood. The rustic, warm space features repurposed barn wood and Americana-style artwork. Pair your meal with one of the regional spirits, homemade bitters or lengthy list of American beers.

SOUTHEAST ASIAN - Chả Cá Lã Vọng (Doi Moi - 14th Street)

Photo provided by Doi Moi

Doi Moi serves creative Southeast Asian fare — including gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian dishes — inspired by the region’s street stands and stalls. The restaurant features white oak decor, whitewashed brick walls and an open kitchen in a chic, bustling environment. A carefully curated wine list — as well as select unconventional cocktails and beers — are on offer.

BELGIAN - Mussels and Frites (Mussel Bar & Grille - Arlington)

Photo provided by Mussel Bar & Grille

Mussel Bar & Grille Arlington serves mussels, frites and other Belgian-inspired meat and fish dishes. Located in a former car dealership, the space boasts a chic, industrial feel with expansive windows, steel light fixtures and retrofitted cargo containers. The beverage program features over 100 Belgian and craft beer varieties, wines and spirits.

MEXICAN - Carnitas Tacos (Oyamel Cocina Mexicana - Penn Quarter)

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana - Tacos Photo provided by Oyamel Cocina Mexicana. Photo by powers & crewe

Oyamel Cocina Mexicana brings culinary flare and creativity to Chef José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup. The restaurant’s tapas combine Mexico’s regional cuisine with modern fare in a lively, upscale atmosphere. The inventive dishes pair perfectly with their impressive selection of cocktails, tequilas and wines.

GREEK - Charred Octopus (Kapnos - 14th Street)

Kapnos - Charred Octopus Photo provided by Kapnos

Kapnos serves contemporary Greek shareable plates from Chef Mike Isabella. The restaurant features open rotisserie grills and an expansive bar highlighting spiked lemonades on tap. Plush cushions and drapes contribute to Kapnos’ homey, rustic atmosphere.

Happy dining,


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