About The Block
Washington is on the brink of a food-hall boom—a larger sister to this pan-Asian marketplace is slated to arrive in North Bethesda next year. Why? Spend hours eating and drinking through the six vendors here and you’ll understand. Start with a soju mule and fish-sauce wings at the bar before grazing on the likes of Thai street skewers at Roots; DIY Pokéworks bowls; and fusion comfort food such as garlic noodles with Parmesan, scallions, and shrimp at Balo Kitchen. Still standing? Munch’s doughnut ice-cream sandwiches are usually the tipping point. Also good: Taiwanese shaved ice at SnoCream; rice bowls at Balo Kitchen.