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The 21 Best Comfort Foods in DC Right Now - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Nov 07,2018
Filed Under Food And Wine , Local Tastes,

The extra-thick French fries at Primrose.

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WASHINGTON, DC. - Comfort food. What does it mean to you? Probably something different than it means to us. No other category of food is shaped so much by personal memories and nostalgia.

The genre has always seemed more timeless than trendy. And while certain staples such as chicken soup or grilled cheese have endured, comfort food is shaped by what’s going on around us. Take the convenience dishes of the ’80s (remember Wolfgang Puck pizzas?), which helped two-income families speed up dinner and afterschool snacks. Or the inexpensive cuts of pork belly and short rib that dominated after 9/11 left restaurants reeling. Or the grain bowls and avocado smoothies that have spelled out self-care lately.

Nowadays, when food is both global and hyper-accessible—it’s possible to have Peking duck or truffled pasta delivered to your door—comforts are so much more eclectic. Herewith, our 35 favorite ways to indulge.

French Fries


Sorry, McDonald’s, but we prefer our fries supersized. The thick-cut frites at this Brookland wine bar are brined in saltwater and triple-fried in peanut oil until they’re the perfect golden hue. 3000 12th St., NE.

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