If you've been paying attention to the food scene in the District this year, you'll have noticed a trend: Week after week of restaurant openings on 14th St. have flooded one of DC's already busiest corridors with even more options for diners. From massive, high profile operations like Le Diplomate to tiny, independent shops like Etto, there's something new on virtually every corner. Here's a selection of our favorites.
This isn't the first time we've featured a sandwich from D.C.'s favorite gas station-cum-late night sandwich oasis, Fast Gourmet, and for good reason. The Chivito, as we discussed here, is one of the marquee sandwiches. The Cubano ($8.50) is definitely worthy of stomach space the next time you're out on U Street.
How often do you eat something at a gas station, then feel compelled to gush about it all weekend to friends? Hm, us either. Until trying the Chivito sandwich at the Lowest Price gas station on 14th and W Streets in Washington D.C. At any given time, there are easily more people here for the sandwiches inside the attached Fast Gourmet than for the petrol outside.