Cheap Eats 2018: Honey Pig

At Annandale’s Honey Pig, diners enjoy top-notch Korean barbecue. Photograph by Stacy Zarin-Goldberg.

About Honey Pig

Multiple Virginia and Maryland locations
Washington, DC

The party never stops at these late-night Korean barbecue houses, even in the bathrooms, where K-pop jangles. The decor is no-frills, but the theatrics of tabletop grilling are in full effect. Watch servers heap pounds of marinated meats and seafood—pork belly, spicy beef and octopus—on sizzling grills, then hew the Flintstonian hunks with scissors. It’s worth splurging on LA-style galbi—marbled beef short ribs—and of course, a few rounds of Hite beer and soju. Also good: Pan-fried mandu (dumplings); seafood pancake; naengmyeon (cold noodle soup).

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.