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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
DC
Food
Feel
Price
8.0
9.0
$50
Authentic Italian in a subterranean hideaway: one of the icons of the new U Street

Coppi’s is one in a row of U Street nooks whose atmosphere can change dramatically depending on your mood. The small space, with a carved bar and wood-fired oven in the back, can feel wonderfully intimate in the winter, or cramped in the summertime. When it’s nice outside, the dark wood and dimly lit, richly scented interior can be a little overwhelming.

But the restaurant’s décor is captivating. Coppi’s (whose name derives from a legendary Italian bicyclist) is clearly run by… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
DC
Food
Feel
Price
8.7
6.8
$15
They’ve got the Korean porridge and oxbone soup to soothe your savage beast

Porridge! It’s not the bland, vaguely buttery mush they served at early-20th century British orphanages anymore. It’s a filling, tasty meal rather like a soupier risotto. It’s also the ideal medium for just about any substance on the planet. Shoe and crawfish? Probably. Buick and rattlesnake? Why not!

Luckily, the combinations here are more digestible (and even tastier) than automobile. The headliner—bar none—is seolleongtang, translated roughly as “beef bone and tripe soup,” and more prominent in the restaurant’s storefront signage (at… [More]