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Which Washington Dishes Made It Onto “GQ’s” 50 Best Things List?

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The chicken pot pie fritters at Family Meal have Alan Richman’s approval. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

This month, GQ food writer Alan Richman shared 50 Best Things to Eat and Drink Right Now—a nation-spanning survey of deliciousness, and a pretty great read at that. Along the way he predicts trends for the coming year (look forward to more buttermilk, house-made vinegar, and abalone), defends truffle oil, and imagines a world in which every hotel stocks “dark-magic McMuffins.”

He also gives a nod to some Washington establishments. At Bryan Voltaggio’s Family Meal, Richman enjoyed some chicken pot pie fritters—“five little fried balls, each a tad larger than a Titleist.” He recognizes the Ramos gin fizz at Barmini. To be celebrated for your Ramos, a notoriously labor-intensive cocktail, is a badge of honor among bartenders, so props to Juan Coronado on that one. And over at Rasika West End, Vikram Sunderam is slaying it in the butternut-squash samosa department, per Richman.

Click through the slideshow and marvel at how much grub Richman must gullet in a given year.

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