You can learn a lot about people from what they eat — and in today’s economic climate, you can learn just as much about a neighborhood from the restaurants that call it home. In recent years, the explosion of Washington’s food culture has spilled over into developing neighborhoods throughout the area. But other pockets have had a lot of trouble attracting business outside of chains. Join Kojo as we explore the new neighborhoods that pioneering restaurateurs in the Washington area are penetrating and ponder why other corners of the region have been left behind.


  • Todd Kliman Food and Wine Editor, "Washingtonian" magazine
  • Michael Landrum Proprietor, Ray's the Steaks, Ray's the Classics, Ray's Hell-Burger, Ray's the Heat
  • Gillian Clark Chef and Owner, General Store and Post Office Tavern

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