The dining staples you'd expect to find on the street or in diners are becoming more and more upscale in the District of Columbia. What does that signal about the city to its longtime residents?
Individual cities are profiled often for food culture and yet, for all the lists of the nation’s “top food cities,” the debate over cuisine from city to city lacks the kind of hard-nosed, shoeshine reporting devoted to other topics deemed more serious. Enter Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema, who took to the road to thoroughly investigate the strengths and weaknesses of the nation’s top ten “food cities.” We’ll find out what he learned –and why D.C. made the list on Food Wednesday.
- Tom Sietsema Food Critic, Washington Post; author of "The Washington Post Dining Guide" (2003)
Most Recent Shows
Summer slide, or the learning loss that occurs for students over summer break, is a problem affecting low-income youth in particular. How can educators, librarians, parents, and school systems fight it, and ensure young people stay intellectually engaged over the summer months?
Phoenix School in Montgomery County, Md. opened in 1979 to support students recovering from addiction. The school shut down in 2013, but advocates say it should reopen in response to the local opioid crisis.
Roosevelt Island, which lies between D.C. and Arlington in the Potomac River, recently reopened after the removal of about 200 diseased trees that were under attack by an invasive bug species -- the Emerald Ash Borer.