Dining (May 2010)

Tynan: Local flair, good java

Washington D.C.’s need for caffeine is well-established, as are the providers of such a fix.  Tynan Coffee & Tea, located in Columbia Heights, looks to break into a market where area institutions come both corporate (Starbucks, Caribou Coffee) and independent (Tryst, Big Bear Cafe). Locally-owned, Tynan hopes to cement its identity somewhere between the two concepts, merging the familiarity and reliability of a corporate chain, with the responsiveness and local flavor of an area-owned business.  

Beer? Head to the Haus

As the days continue to grow longer and summer fast approaches, we hesitate to think that congressional work will accommodate the extra hours of sunlight.  But whenever the day’s final cloture vote concludes, make the trek to the Atlas District and dig deeper into another world of ‘foreign policy.’

We all scream for ice cream

As the weather gets warmer, many people’s taste buds tend to crave something cool and sweet.

Try Blacksalt for seafood fix

Blacksalt is home to some of the most delicious seafood in the D.C. area and is well worth venturing a little out of your way for the experience. Tucked into a quiet corner of MacArthur Boulevard, surrounded by families with children eager for Palisades Pizzeria and young professionals stopping by Safeway is Blacksalt Fish Market and Restaurant.

Hidden away, PX a hip find

As you stroll down King St. toward the waterfront, look for the flickering blue flame on the 700 block and let it guide you to a watering hole the likes of which you’ve never experienced before.

Spring into D.C. dining picks

If you’re looking to explore D.C.’s neighborhoods this spring, you’ll find some excellent dining choices along the way.