I tried McDonald’s CosMc’s drinks menu and I’m still on a sugar high

The drinks-focused spinoff from McDonald’s, called CosMc’s, is serving up kombucha powder, popping boba and a whole lot of sugar.

By Amanda FinneganJanuary 19, 2024

Vietnamese and vegetarian, Chay makes a splash in Falls Church

At Chay, chef Lan Tran and her husband and co-owner, Thi Le, are offering something different and delicious: meatless Vietnamese cooking.

By Tom SietsemaJanuary 19, 2024

Vegetarian dishes from North and South India fuel Vegz in Adams Morgan

The restaurant, started by a pair of immigrants just before the pandemic, offers dosas, paneer tikka masala and a variety of chaats.

By Sonia RaoJanuary 16, 2024

At D.C.’s best new Mexican restaurant, the cooking will thrill you

At Amparo Fondita, chef Christian Irabién offers an outstanding seafood-driven Mexican menu in Dupont Circle.

By Tom SietsemaJanuary 12, 2024

It’s time for me to say goodbye to the column, but it’s not the end

In 11 years of writing The Post’s Casual Dining column, Tim Carman has learned a lot about Washington, the world and himself.

By Tim CarmanJanuary 10, 2024

Dining chat: What do you do when a mouse appears in a restaurant?

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.

By Tom SietsemaJanuary 17, 2024

Dining chat: Help! A member of our lunch group refuses to tip.

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.

By Tom SietsemaJanuary 10, 2024

Dining chat: Days before Christmas, a restaurant canceled a diner’s reservation. ‘What should I have expected?’

Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema entertains your dining questions, rants and raves.

By Tom SietsemaJanuary 3, 2024

At Casa Teresa, a veteran Spanish chef makes magic

Rubén García goes back to his roots at Casa Teresa with food cooked over a grill and recipes from his childhood in Spain.

By Tom SietsemaJanuary 5, 2024

5 great places to eat in London, from Sunday roast to afternoon tea

Food critic Tom Sietsema’s London dining recommendations include a museum restaurant, an Indian charmer, a spot for afternoon tea and a place for Sunday roast.

By Tom SietsemaDecember 29, 2023

This new Afghan restaurant deserves more diners to appreciate it

My Kabul in Laurel opened in the spring after Khalis Noori couldn’t find a place for fellow Afghan refugees to come together.

By Tom SietsemaDecember 22, 2023

The 10 best D.C.-area casual restaurants of 2023

This year was a strong one for burgers, barbecue and a tiny Rockville carryout specializing in Taiwanese bao.

By Tim CarmanDecember 12, 2023

Lechonera DMV extends Puerto Rico’s rich ‘pork highway’ to Woodbridge

The food truck, open only on the weekends, cooks whole suckling pigs over smoldering logs of white oak, a local wood applied to a traditional Puerto Rican dish.

By Tim CarmanDecember 5, 2023

Claudio’s Table is set with expert takes on Italian classics

Claudio’s Table, a fresh source of pasta and pizza, was introduced by veteran chef Claudio Pirollo, whose popular Et Voila! is just blocks away.

By Tom SietsemaDecember 1, 2023

Ceibo celebrates South America with sibling revelry in Adams Morgan

At Ceibo, brothers Juan and Manuel Olivera, natives of Uruguay, are the soul behind the expert cooking and service.

By Tom SietsemaNovember 24, 2023

A vegetarian finds hot dog bliss at Lyman’s Tavern

The Columbia Heights bar is a place of many comforts.

By Sonia RaoNovember 21, 2023

Thai plus Laotian equals something special at Padaek in Arlington

Seng Luangrath of Thip Khao fame opens another location of her Falls Church restaurant, whose cooking spans two nations’ cuisines.

By Tom SietsemaNovember 17, 2023

Chef Trini’s is a captivating Caribbean restaurant in an unlikely spot

Wagshal’s, the source of good meat and takeaway foods, has opened a Caribbean restaurant named for its longtime executive chef, a native of Trinidad and Tobago.

By Tim CarmanNovember 13, 2023

Qui Qui: The culinary Puerto Rican party you don’t want to miss

This festive, second-story restaurant in Shaw showcases the best of Puerto Rican cooking and culture.

By Gabe HiattNovember 6, 2023

The flashy Philippe Chow is a mixed designer bag at the Wharf

New York chef Philippe Chow brings his Chinese menu to a glamourous D.C. setting with uneven results.

By Tom SietsemaOctober 20, 2023

Every night is a fiesta at El Presidente in Union Market

Stephen Starr’s latest D.C. restaurant is a sight to behold with Mexican flavors that have the dining room full night after night.

By Tom SietsemaOctober 13, 2023

Why Purple Patch is my favorite restaurant of the year

Purple Patch’s draws include its strong Filipino cooking, friendly service and charming owner, Patrice Cleary.

By Tom SietsemaOctober 2, 2023

2023 Fall Dining Guide

Post food critic Tom Sietsema shares his picks for the best bargains, family-friendly spots and date night restaurants in the D.C. region.

By Tom SietsemaOctober 2, 2023