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

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By: Jessica Voelker

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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