Sycamore Restaurant: What to do when vegetarian posole appears on Sycamore’s menu? Order it, but add the braised pork belly appetizer. Throw in a Daniel Boulud-worthy charcuterie plate and Mrs. SMEs’ perfectly-cooked filet and you get your best Sycamore meal ever. Amazing.
Five Guys: I’ve been twice so far and the burgers are every bit as good as I remember in Northern Virginia. Just don’t order the single burger – the ratio simply doesn’t work. Go all-in don’t go at all.
Mississippi Fish Shack: Is this the best place in town nobody’s going to? Kim is turning out good fried catfish, sure. But broaden your horizons. The fried chicken is the best I’ve had in town and the oyster po’boy is one of our better sandwiches (do order sauce on the side though…it can be heavy). They’re not downtown anymore, having shoehorned themselves into the Phillips 66 station at W. Ash and Stadium.