Bad Saint Is on the Cover of Bon Appétit Magazine

The DC love continues.

Kinilaw (tuna, avocado, chilis) and Ukoy (freshwater shrimp fritters, sweet potato, leeks) at Bad Saint. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Bon Appétit magazine’s infatuation with Washington—and our star Filipino restaurant, Bad Saint—continues. In August, the influential culinary mag named Bad Saint the #2 best new restaurant in America on its Hot 10 list, and Washington the 2016 Restaurant City of the Year. Epic lines ensued at the 24-seat eatery in Columbia Heights.

Now just seven months later, Bad Saint graces Bon Appétit’s March cover. The issue celebrates the children of immigrants and their contribution to America’s vibrant culinary culture.  The teaser: “Food in America has never been more exciting or delicious…and there’s a reason.” The inside pages feature a short essay from Bad Saint co-owner Genevieve Villamora.*

So yes, be prepared for those epic lines to stretch another block or two.

Pictured: Bad Saint’s Shaheen Qureshi and Amanda Carpenter.

 *This post has been updated from an earlier version.

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.