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Eat Great Cheap 2019

About Eat Great Cheap 2019

This article is a part of Washingtonian’s Eat Great Cheap feature, our annual list of where to eat (and not break the bank) right now. Our food editors put together the best new restaurants around DC where you can find Detroit-style pizza, Japanese egg-salad sandwiches, chicken-nugget-filled tacos, and more—for $25 or less per person.

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Eat Great Cheap

Our 75 favorite new places where you can eat wonderfully well for $25 a person or less. By Ann Limpert, Anna Spiegel, Jessica Sidman, and Cynthia Hacinli


FEATURES

The Artist, the Museum, and the President

Julian Raven’s rendering of Donald Trump made him a right-wing celebrity—but didn’t get him into the National Portrait Gallery. When the museum turned his surreal painting down, Raven launched an even more surreal war. By Benjamin Wofford

While fighting the Portrait Gallery, Raven has sought audiences with the federal courts, the Department of Justice, and Supreme Court chief justice John Roberts. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
While fighting the Portrait Gallery, Raven has sought audiences with the federal courts, the Department of Justice, and Supreme Court chief justice John Roberts. Photograph by Jeff Elkins

Houses That Wow

Every year, Washingtonian partners with the American Institute of Architects to recognize the area’s best-looking residences. Here’s a peek inside 2019’s winning homes. By Marisa M. Kashino

A skyward view through a staircase designed by architect Robert Gurney. Photograph by Anice Hoachlander.
A skyward view through a staircase designed by architect Robert Gurney. Photograph by Anice Hoachlander.

Naomi Wadler’s Black Girl Magic

After becoming the unexpected star of last year’s March for Our Lives, she set off on an improbable new life—sharing stages with A-listers, power-posing on red carpets, and advocating for young girls of color. What happens in a family when its fifth-grader becomes the voice of a generation? By Susan Baer

Naomi Wadler. Photograph by Marquis Perkins.

The Home Course

DC’s Langston Golf Course—once the only local course open to African Americans—has been a sacred space for generations of black Washingtonians. Today it’s changing along with the city around it. By Elliot Williams

Micca Thomas shot her way to a college golf scholarship over years of practice at Langston. Photograph by Joshua Cogan.
Micca Thomas shot her way to a college golf scholarship over years of practice at Langston. Photograph by Joshua Cogan.

 


CAPITAL COMMENT

Georgetown's C&O Canal Photograph by Sam Kittner/ Georgetown Improvement District.
Georgetown’s C&O Canal Photograph by Sam Kittner/ Georgetown Improvement District.

A Plan, a Canal: Why disagreement over the future of the C&O Canal points to bigger issues in our city

Rethinking How DC Shops: The subscription service Rent the Runway is making a big push here. Is it already changing the way we dress?

News You Can’t Use: What is the Post doing on TikTok?

Sounds of DC: A pair of long-gestating documentaries about the rich history of Washington’s home-grown music scene are finally on the way.


WHERE & WHEN

Singer Khalid. Photograph by Grace Pickering.
Singer Khalid. Photograph by Grace Pickering.

The 22 performances and other events worth your time this month.


IQ

JBG Smith's Matt Kelly and AJ Jackson. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
JBG Smith’s Matt Kelly and AJ Jackson. Photograph by Jeff Elkins

Interview: Amazon’s new landlord on how to help locals afford to live here

Culture: Does Washington need a digital detox?


LIFE, TRAVEL & STYLE

A J. Crew shirt has inspired not only an Instagram feed but a debate. For more of this shirt tale, turn the page.
A J. Crew shirt has inspired not only an Instagram feed but a debate. For more of this shirt tale, turn the page. Photograph by Jeff Elkins

Keep Your Shirt On: You know it: navy-and-white gingham, from J. Crew. Why every local dude seems to own it (plus we have some alternatives).

Water Breaks: Beaches within 90 minutes of DC, water parks for kids of any age, tubing down the Shenandoah, and area pools, ranke

No Sweat: How Washingtonians stay dry in the nation’s second-sweatiest city.


 

HOME

Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins

Elevated Living: Fabulous rooftop decks—and plants that can thrive on them.

The Briefing: Fairfax: What you should know about the Northern Virginia suburb right now.

Off the Market!: The month’s luxury home sales.

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