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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
DC
Food
Feel
Price
4.6
8.5
$25
The best four years of your life lie buried in this bar; perhaps you should let them rest

When Georgetown students talk about their “dive bar” they almost always mean The Tombs. That said, it’s hard to see what is so divey about the place. Maybe it’s the prison reference in the name, or that the bar is underground. Maybe it’s merely in comparison to the prices and pomposity of its upstairs neighbor, 1789. But once you walk under the macabre name over the door, you’ll likely be a tad confused, especially since the bar’s inside is a… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
DC
Food
Feel
Price
8.9
7.6
$20
Temple of the pig

It looks like nothing from the outside, but this is officially the Center for BBQ Pork Addicts Anonymous. It’s as dark and mysterious as any secret meeting place; the windows are covered, sparing diners from the blaring reality of the ugly parking lot outside. Walls are green, and sticky with the habits of the wild-eyed pig fiends within.

There are six—six!—versions of pork bellies to throw on your table grill: marinated, spicy, sang…there’s beef, too, but the pork is the point.… [More]