Leadership Series: D.C. Eats

Washington D.C.
United States

1) Carmine’s

  • With locations all over the country, this was my first time here. Because we went with a big group, we ordered EVERYTHING. All food is served family style for 3 to 4 people and has that “home cooked by grandma” charm. We tried penne vodka, chicken parm, eggplant parm, spaghetti and shrimp, caesar salad, and garlic bread, and I can truly say...everything was to die for! Although some may be scared off by prices, remember, these dishes are meant to be shared; when the price is split up, it's actually really affordable! Carmine's perfects Italian food away from home...highly recommended.

2) Logan’s Tavern

  • While this place is a little more on the pricey side, it's definitely worth it. I started off with a salad of apple and fennel with pomegranates, blue cheese, pecans, and apple cider vinaigrette. It was delicious, healthy, and light. Next, I had goat cheese ravioli (with the strangest mushrooms); it was so yummy! Finally, I shared a brownie ice cream sundae with a friend to top off the wonderful meal we had. They have a little bit of everything, so there is something for everyone. 

3) Nando’s Chicken

  • Yes, this is the famous Nando’s Chicken from those One Direction fan days. Of course, I had to look up Harry Styles' order and see if I could mimic it. Let's just say, their obsession is valid. This cheap meal had the most flavorful sauces, and the food was cooked to perfection. Their chicken may be the best I have ever had! I would also highly recommend their rice and mashed potato sides.