Restaurant Nora (Photo: The Washington Note)
Washington, D.C., is a hotbed for law students, nonprofit organizations, lobbyists, world-changing types and … chefs? It turns out that our nation’s capital is also one of the most talked about food destinations, whether for classic French fare, fantastic Ethiopian food or a simple falafel sandwich. These local blogs and established restaurant-finding Web sites cater directly to hungry inauguration travelers, as well as to year-round visitors. Keep in mind that some establishments will stay open 24-hours just for Obama’s big event.
Washington, D.C., food blog Capital Spice has two special features for the inauguration. The guide to eateries that best represent the district’s dining scene includes Ethiopian favorites and the best “Local, sustainable, organic, farm-to-table” establishments. Capital Spice also provides a helpful Google Map of the 213 restaurants, bars and clubs with extended hours for the inauguration.
Zagat's Washington, D.C., edition has multiple online features, including new restaurant listings and Zagat Top Lists, in addition to Zagat’s library of restaurant reviews and ratings. For access from your mobile device, get Zagat.mobi.
For lengthier D.C. restaurant reviews, visit The New York Times. More than 100 eateries are listed with thorough description and evaluation courtesy of Frommer’s.
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Visit our special "Presidential Inauguration" section on findingDulcinea for numerous articles on inaugurations past and present.