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ShopHouse: Fast Casual Gluten Free and Dairy Free Dining

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ShopHouse is a flavor-packed, fast-casual dining experience that also happens to be gluten and dairy-free. The restaurant doesn’t offer gluten and dairy-free options, but rather is completely free of these two allergens in their restaurants. ShopHouse is a blend of the cuisines typical in Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore, and is a new restaurant concept from […]

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Zaytinya: A Great Night Out

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Zaytinya is located in the Penn Quarter section of DC, and is one of the many successful José Andrés restaurants in the DC Metro area. This Andrés restaurant allows diners to explore the cuisine and wines of Greece, Turkey, and Lebanon with an expansive wine list and menu from this region. Zaytinya is an airy space […]

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Woodberry Kitchen: Gluten-Free Perfection

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Do you know what happens when an old mill is repurposed, plaid shirts are doled out by the dozens, and a commitment to the farm-to-table movement is upheld? I do: culinary magic happens. And, thankfully for Washingtonians, it happens daily in Baltimore at Woodberry Kitchen. Woodberry Kitchen has a laid back, relaxed vibe to the […]

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Graffiato: A Great Drink and Snack Hangout

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Walking into Graffiato, there’s an immediate hip vibe you feel from the industrial design, staff, and guests. It’s interior is dark, but lively. Graffiato is located by Verizon Center, which means it can be difficult to get in on certain big-event nights across the street. Our party of six showed up promptly at 5PM, hoping […]

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Del Posto Gluten-Free Options

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Del Posto gluten-free dining options prove, with creative thinking and quality chefs, gluten-free choices don’t have to be limited in an Italian restaurant. With the wide range of gluten-free ingredients available, it is simply an excuse on the part of restaurant owners and chefs to ignore the changing needs of dining patrons today. A wide range […]

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Food Wine and Co: Beware of Men Wielding Bread

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If a restaurant has an extensive wine list with hard-to-find wines and varietals not typically found on standard restaurant lists, I can forgive many culinary and service sins. Not that a restaurant will receive a rave review, but it would be likely I would return for the wine and a few dishes I found to […]

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CityZen: Exceeds Gluten-Free Expectations

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When making a reservation at an acclaimed restaurant, one doesn’t typically hope for a good dining experience. But for a gluten-free diner, wishful thinking is the norm. CityZen restaurant did not disappoint, but rather exceeded my expectations for gluten-free dining out. Located in the Mandarin Oriental hotel, CityZen’s modern decor doesn’t deter from a feeling […]

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La Limeña: A Peruvian Gem in Rockville

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One of the gifts for foodies living in the D.C. area is the breadth of ethnic cuisines available. One Peruvian gem is La Limeña in Rockville. Don’t let the location (a strip-mall on Rockville Pike) or general ambiance (crowded seating, loud, lighting) deter you from what will be a delightful evening enjoying popular drinks and dishes […]

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Nava Thai: Gluten-Free Foodies Stay Home

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I love pad Thai, which is why I could barely contain my excitement about dinner at Nava Thai. The restaurant is one of two Thai restaurants with the honor of being on Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best List for 2014. To me, this meant I would be enjoying one of the best pad Thai dishes in the […]

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Maple Ave Restaurant: Playful and Fun Food

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Walking into Maple Ave Restaurant, it’s immediately apparent you are about to experience something different. An intimate space (roughly 40 seats), it feels more like walking into a big dinner party than a restaurant. Sometimes small, tight spaces bring out the worst in diners, but looking around Maple Ave Restaurant, it’s clear everyone is happy to […]

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