Georgetown is one of Washington, D.C.’s most iconic and famous neighborhoods. This quaint area is known for its cobblestone streets, luxurious homes, C&O Canal, and obviously as the home of Georgetown University. In this historic neighborhood, you can still find great examples of 18th and 19th century Federal Style homes while you walk the tree-lined streets. There is an abundance of great shopping opportunities along M Street that include well known luxury brands and unique indie boutiques. Also known as an excellent location for foodies, in Georgetown you can find great food ranging from a quick bite to a world-class dining experience. College bars, live music venues, and taverns combine to make this neighborhood on the Potomac as desirable as any in the D.C. area.
Just east of Logan Circle, and located between 11th and 6th streets in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C, is the Shaw neighborhood. Historically, Shaw is one of the city’s main black social and economic hubs. The famous Howard Theatre, where many greats such as Duke Ellington once played, is located in the northernmost part of Shaw and nearby is the African American Civil War Museum. Within the last 30 years or so, the area has also gained prominence within the American-Ethiopian community. You can find numerous Ethiopian restaurants in Shaw that many locals consistently patron.
A Half-Smoke is a local dish in Washington, D.C. This food is similar looking to a hot dog, but it is a sausage that is usually larger and spicier than the typical hot dog. Topped with onions, chili sauce, and some spices, this meal is a D.C. classic. The sausage is usually a half-beef, half-pork combination and you can usually get it with chips or fries. Try this D.C. original with delivery from either HalfSmoke or Pitmaster’s Back Alley BBQ.
Kitfo is an Ethiopian dish made of finely minced beef marinated in a spice called mimita. The beef is either very slightly cooked or served completely rare, and it is usually accompanied by bread called kocho. Order this authentic dish for delivery from some of D.C.’s best restaurants such as Ethiopic or Habesha Market and Carry-Out.
Falafel is a fried ball or flat circular food made from either ground chickpeas or fava beans. This dish is originally from Egypt but is available at most middle eastern restaurants. In addition to the ground chickpeas, spices and onions are often incorporated before frying to add additional flavor. Get it delivered today from a couple great Washington, D.C. restaurants including Tempo or LEON.