Best Bar Food: Fries, Fritters, and Crispy Bites

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Food and prop styling by Lisa Cherkasky. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
Food and prop styling by Lisa Cherkasky. Photograph by Scott Suchman

1. Lobster Rangoon at Tilt Side Bar (1612 14th St., NW).

2. Crab-and-corn fritters at Hummingbird (220 S. Union St., Alexandria).

3. Chili-cheese fries at Ivy & Coney (1537 Seventh St., NW).

4. Ham croquetas at Jaleo (DC, Bethesda, Crystal City).

5. Panko-crusted smoked Gouda at Baba (2901 Wilson Blvd., Arlington).

6. Roasted chickpeas at Iron Gate (1734 N St., NW).

7. Fried pickles at Live Oak (1603 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria).

This article appears in the November 2017 issue of Washingtonian.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.

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.

Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.