Washington, DC is home to one of the most acclaimed restaurant scenes in the country. There’s no shortage of Michelin stars, acclaimed chefs, and innovative mixologists — and all those options mean everyone from longtime District residents to visiting tourists could use a little guidance when it comes to choosing a spot to eat. That’s why we turned to Chef Jerome Grant for advice: Grant is the chef and owner of Mahal, opening soon in the DMV area and featuring an American barbecue concept with Filipino flavors (an homage to his cultural roots.) The James Beard nominee is also an active member of the DC community, working with several organizations that serve high school and culinary students.
Though he’s lived all over, Grant has a special place in his heart for DC’s food scene. “It’s a cultural melting pot rich in history and at the forefront of politics — there is always something going on in every corner of DC,” he says. “As the restaurant industry continues to grow and evolve, I hope that some of these neighborhood gems remain cornerstones in DC’s culinary footprint.” Read on for Grant’s favorite places to eat in the DC area.Read More