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February 2020: 100 Very Best Restaurants

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100 Very Best Restaurants

We visited more than 300 places to bring you this ranked list of the 100 tables you should seek out above the rest. Plus—meet the ten chefs who will change the way we eat in the next decade. By Ann Limpert, Anna Spiegel, Jessica Sidman, and Cynthia Hacinli.


The New Field Guide to Dating in DC

Illustration by Samantha Rothenberg.

Dispatches, horror stories, and advice from the front lines of Washington’s super-weird, hyper-polarized 2020 dating scene. By Mimi Montgomery.

“I’m a Billionaire. My Family’s Got This Huge Company. Trust Me.”

Photograph by Jeff Elkins

Todd Hitt swaggered around business and philanthropic circles, trading off his famous last name to convince investors he was a private-equity and real-estate big shot. How a local society scion pulled off a years-long con. By Marisa M. Kashino.


Photograph by AP Photo/CT.

Bud Krogh Knows: The Nixon felon’s story is becoming an HBO series. He hopes DC gets the message. By Rosa Cartagena.

Eyes of the Storm: The frenzied world of Trump-era news photographers. By Nathan Diller.

Need Help with a PR Disaster?: Some expert advice from one of DC’s top crisis-management pros. By Anna Spiegel.

Scoop Dreams: Before going bust, Trickling Springs ice cream had a cult following. What’s next for the duo behind their DC shops? By Daniella Byck.

One Ride, 91 Stations: The Metro Challenge involves traveling to every stop on the Metro in a single outing. We decided to give it a shot. By Jane Recker.


Raphael Saadiq. Photograph by Peter Prato/The New York Times.

The 19 performances, exhibits, and other events that are worth your time this month.


Photograph by Lauren Bulbin

Interview: Meet the Post’s head obituary writer. Interview by Andrew Beaujon.

Cityscape: Hany Hassan may be America’s least-conspicuous elite architect. By Marisa M. Kashino.


How I Found Out I Had Cancer: Five survivors share their experiences—including the first inklings something wasn’t right and how they stayed mentally healthy. As told to Mimi Montgomery.

Top Cancer Docs: Washington’s most-recommended oncologists.

Summer Camps: How STEM camps became cool—with ten options, from intense to not so intense. By Grace E. Cutler.


Photograph by Kip Dawkins.

The Weekend Home, Now: Things to know if you’re considering a second place—or just dreaming of one. By Michelle Brunner.

The Briefing: Hyattsville and College Park: Vibrant stops on the Route 1 corridor, plus what’s new. By Alison Beckwith.

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


Photograph by Val Ely/Offset.

Toddler Tasting Menu: I’m a food critic. My kid’s a picky eater. And not in the good way. By Ann Limpert.