5 Restaurants on Our Radar

5 Restaurants on Our Radar

September 25, 2019 by Jaclyn Jermyn, Kelly Magyarics and Kristen Schott

1. Piccolina

The fab female behind Centrolina (that's Amy Brandwein) is set to open the all-day cafe and enoteca this summer. Meaning “little one” in Italian, the eatery heats up wood-fired cuisine from the oven. Top dishes include homemade bread, wood-roasted grapefruit and turmeric-roasted carrots. 963 Palmer Alley NW, centrolinadc.com

2. The Imperial

Jack Rose whiskey pro Bill Thomas has tapped Russell Jones to lead the 5,500-square-foot eatery that moves from the basement's Dram & Grain to the two-tiered rooftop bar. We love the raw bar and the 1,000-bottle glass Showquarium wine cellar. And a 1900s-era Chartreuse and a vintage Ron del Barrilito Puerto Rican rum (pictured) are waiting for drinking buddies. 2001 18th St. NW, 202.299.0334, imperialdc.com

3. Emilie's

Talk about cart blanche. Chef Kevin Tien (of Himitsu) is rolling out carts with fermented or pickled dishes, bread, dessert and raw items. A taste to try: the calas fritter (pictured). It's a take on a banh mi sandwich, but the base of the fritter is from New Orleans. 1101 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, emiliesdc.com

4. Cafe Unido

Joining La Cosecha's lineup of Latin spots (which includes Serenata + Zumo, a dual concept by Colada Shop's founders) is this java lover's dream—it has Panama Geisha, the highest-priced coffee variety in the world. Founded by Benito Bermudez, the Panama-based coffee brand has eight locales in the country: This marks the first U.S. cafe. Union Market, 1270 Fourth St. N., cafeunido.com

5. Oyster Oyster

Culinary cool kids Rob Rubba, Adam Bernbach and Max Kuller bring us this plantcentric eatery in City Market at O. The 35-seat spot's collaborators have been hosting pop-up dinners to shell out excitement over concoctions like the stuffed summer squash with farmhouse curry. 1336 Ninth St. NW, oysteroysterdc.com













5 Restaurants on Our Radar

September 25, 2019 by Jaclyn Jermyn, Kelly Magyarics and Kristen Schott

1. Piccolina

The fab female behind Centrolina (that's Amy Brandwein) is set to open the all-day cafe and enoteca this summer. Meaning “little one” in Italian, the eatery heats up wood-fired cuisine from the oven. Top dishes include homemade bread, wood-roasted grapefruit and turmeric-roasted carrots. 963 Palmer Alley NW, centrolinadc.com

2. The Imperial

Jack Rose whiskey pro Bill Thomas has tapped Russell Jones to lead the 5,500-square-foot eatery that moves from the basement's Dram & Grain to the two-tiered rooftop bar. We love the raw bar and the 1,000-bottle glass Showquarium wine cellar. And a 1900s-era Chartreuse and a vintage Ron del Barrilito Puerto Rican rum (pictured) are waiting for drinking buddies. 2001 18th St. NW, 202.299.0334, imperialdc.com

3. Emilie's

Talk about cart blanche. Chef Kevin Tien (of Himitsu) is rolling out carts with fermented or pickled dishes, bread, dessert and raw items. A taste to try: the calas fritter (pictured). It's a take on a banh mi sandwich, but the base of the fritter is from New Orleans. 1101 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, emiliesdc.com

4. Cafe Unido

Joining La Cosecha's lineup of Latin spots (which includes Serenata + Zumo, a dual concept by Colada Shop's founders) is this java lover's dream—it has Panama Geisha, the highest-priced coffee variety in the world. Founded by Benito Bermudez, the Panama-based coffee brand has eight locales in the country: This marks the first U.S. cafe. Union Market, 1270 Fourth St. N., cafeunido.com

5. Oyster Oyster

Culinary cool kids Rob Rubba, Adam Bernbach and Max Kuller bring us this plantcentric eatery in City Market at O. The 35-seat spot's collaborators have been hosting pop-up dinners to shell out excitement over concoctions like the stuffed summer squash with farmhouse curry. 1336 Ninth St. NW, oysteroysterdc.com





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