Cheap Eats 2018: Rice Paper


About Rice Paper


6775 Wilson Blvd
Falls Church, VA 22044

The toughest tables to get at the Eden Center are at this chic Vietnamese bistro, no matter what time of day. For good reason: The wide-ranging menu excels with both commonplace dishes (a crackly-skinned roast quail, vermicelli topped with grilled pork) and lesser-seen discoveries, such as snails in coconut cream and a duck-feet salad. Also good: Autumn Imperial Rolls; baby clams in a clay pot; grilled beef with grape leaves; rocket shrimp; beaten-egg soda.

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.