From hotel restaurants to quaint neighborhood gems, we dined all around the city this month. Here are some of our favorite meals...
Roasted beet and goat cheese bruschetta at The Red Hen(1822 First St. NW): "The best thing I ate this month was the roasted beet and goat cheese bruschetta from Red Hen in Bloomingdale. Even though I'm not a huge beet fan, the combination of the beets and goat cheese was so delicious! It was also the perfect size for an appetizer." —Erin Gleason, Sales Assistant
Marketing Coordinator Blair Gottfried cooked a delicious pad Thai, via ScrachDC
Homemade pad Thai via ScratchDC: "October has been a hectic month, so I was really excited to have time to be home and cook an amazing pad Thai dish courtesy of ScratchDC! All of the ingredients are fresh and local, so I know exactly what is going into my food, and that it is good for me. The step-by-step directions and pre-measured ingredients make the whole process quick and easy. When my tofu pad Thai was finished it was absolutely delicious! A quick squeeze of fresh lime and the dish came alive!" —Blair Gottfried, Marketing Coordinator
Brunch spread at Hay-Adams(800 16th St. NW): "The best thing I ate this month was brunch at the Hay-Adams. I had the scrambled eggs with Gouda cheese, chicken sausage and a Bloody Mary. We split Nutella crepes for dessert. Unbelievable!" —Elizabeth Thorp, Editor in Chief
Seared scallops at The Riggsby(1731 New Hampshire Ave. NW): "I did a swan dive into the seared scallops entree at The Riggsby. The food, the atmosphere, the wine...everything was perfect. Period." —Laura Mullen, Director of Marketing
The best thing Associate Editor Amy Moeller ate this month? This beauty at Del Frisco's Grille...
Steakhouse salad at Del Frisco's Grille(1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW): "The best thing I ate this month was the steakhouse salad at Del Frisco’s Grille. With avocado, bacon, Parmesan, and the house lemon-horseradish dressing, it’s indulgent for a green, but the combination is delicious—and the steak was cooked perfectly." —Amy Moeller, Associate Editor
Sautéed blue fin lump crab at Sam Snead's at the Greenbrier Resort(300 W. Main ST. White Sulphur Springs): "The sautéed blue fin lump crab dish at Sam Snead's at the Greenbrier Resort was nothing short of spectacular! It had an amazing combination of flavors, succulent lump crab, and Cathy Justice's cornbread was divine! The stunning views of The Greenbrier's three golf courses and picturesque mountains also made for a breathtaking dining experience. I can't wait to go back!" —Fendy Mesy, Account Executive
Simply delicious: the scrambled eggs dish at the Fairmont Hotel is one of Publisher Suzy Jacobs' favorites
Scrambled eggs at the Fairmont Hotel(2401 M St. NW): "The best thing I ate this month: Simple, fluffy, and tasty scrambled eggs at The Fairmont Hotel." —Suzy Jacobs, Publisher
Ravioli and filet mignon at Magdalena(205 E. Biddle St., Baltimore, Maryland): "The ravioli at the Magdalena in The Ivy Hotel was the most delicious carb I've ever had, and the main course—filet mignon—was perfection. The filet was such a generous portion of the most delicious cut of beef, moist and tender." —Meredith Merrill, Associate Publisher