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If You Absolutely Love Cider, Go to These Washington Restaurants

Photo by Scott Suchman
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1. ChurchKey

1337 14th St., NW; 202-567-2576
Just as he does with beer, Greg Engert meticulously curates a list of 25-plus local and international ciders—among the largest in Washington—divided by flavor profile (“bright & fruity,” “earthy & sparkling”) for easy drinking.

2. Pizzeria Paradiso

Dupont Circle, 202-223-1245; Georgetown, 202-337-1245; Alexandria, 703-837-1245
Ruth Gresser’s pizzerias boast a strong selection, including local drafts, and coveted bottles such as Domaine Dupont Cidre Reserve ($36) from Normandy.

3. Ser

1110 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington; 703-746-9822
This Spanish restaurant hosts weekly Wednesday dinners named after the Basque txotxritual of tasting cider straight from the barrel. For $80 a person, you can drink as many glasses as you want along with a family-style meal.

This article appears in our January 2016 issue of Washingtonian.

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Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.