cheeseburgers. Eclectic, Bohemian décor adornsthe walls of the dining room. J L D $$
LUCY ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT
8301 Georgia Ave., 301-589-6700. See Bethesdalisting. L D $
1302 East West Highway, 301-562-0693,
mammaluciarestaurants.com. See Bethesda listing.
❂ L D $$
MANDALAY RESTAURANT & CAFÉ
930 Bonifant St., 301-585-0500, mandalay
restaurantcafe.com. The modest dining room ispacked most evenings with families and largegroups who come for the Burmese food, a crossbetween Indian and Thai. L D $
MCGINTY’S PUBLIC HOUSE
911 Ellsworth Drive, 301-587-1270, mcgintys
publichouse.com. Traditional Irish pub andrestaurant features corned beef and cabbage, livemusic and dancing. Early-bird special, three-coursemenu for $15, from 5 to 7 p.m. ❂ J R L D $$
1907 Seminary Road, 301-755-5768,
meleketrestaurant.com. This family-owned,Ethiopian-Italian restaurant serves classicvegetarian, beef and chicken Ethiopian plates,alongside Italian entrées such as pesto pasta withchicken. For breakfast, try a traditional Ethiopiandish of kinche (a buttery grain porridge) or firfir(bread mixed with vegetables in a red peppersauce). B L D $
8701 Ramsey Ave., 301-588-4872,
miranchotexmexrestaurant.com. See Rockvillelisting. ❂ L D $
MIX BAR AND GRILLE
8241 Georgia Ave., #200, 301-326-1333, mixbar
andgrillesilverspring.com. Modern American bistrowith an older sibling; similar menu, plus a selectionof ceviche. See Potomac listing. ❂ J R L D $$
909 Ellsworth Drive, 240-485-1570, modpizza.com.
First Maryland location of this Bellevue, Washington-based chain offers design-your-own fast-casual pies(hence, Made on Demand, or MOD). Pizzas, cookedat 800 degrees for three minutes, can be toppedwith a choice of nearly 40 sauces, cheeses, meats,spices and veggies. ❂ L D $
MRS. K’S RESTAURANT
9201 Colesville Road, 301-589-3500, mrsks.com.
Here’s an elegant, antique-filled option for specialoccasions and brunch. This historic restaurantbeckons a younger crowd with the Wine Press, aEuropean-style wine bar downstairs, which has itsown more casual menu. ❂ R L D $$$
NAINAI’S NOODLE & DUMPLING BAR
1200 East West Highway, 301-585-6678,
nainaisnoodles.com. Sisters Joanne and Julie Liuserve homemade noodles and dumplings in thislovable fast-casual eatery that shares a kitchenwith their Scion restaurant next door. Focus onthe noodles, and bring a photo of your “Nainai”(grandmother in Chinese) to tack on the bulletinboard. L D $
NOT YOUR AVERAGE JOE'S
8661 Colesville Road, 240-839-3400,
notyouraveragejoes.com. See Bethesda listing.
❂ J L D $$
OLAZZO (EDITORS’ PICK)
8235 Georgia Ave., 301-588-2540, olazzo.com. SeeBethesda listing. ❂ J L D $
PACCI’S NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA
8113 Georgia Ave., 301-588-1011, paccispizzeria.
com. This stylish eatery turns out top-notch pizzasfrom a wood-burning oven. Choose from red or whitepizza selections, plus four kinds of calzones.
❂ J L D $
PACCI’S TRATTORIA & PASTICCERIA
6 Old Post Office Road, 301-588-0867, paccis
trattoria.com. Diners will find a range of classicItalian dishes, including homemade meatballs andsausage, from the owner of Pacci’s NeapolitanPizzeria, also in Silver Spring. L D $$
PARKWAY DELI & RESTAURANT
8317 Grubb Road, 301-587-1427, theparkway
deli.com. Parkway features a bustling back diningroom that makes this popular spot so much morethan a deli. Longtime waitresses greet regularcustomers and kids with hugs during busy weekendbreakfasts. All-you-can-eat pickle bar. ❂ B L D $
PETE’S NEW HAVEN STYLE APIZZA
962 Wayne Ave., 301-588-7383, petesapizza.com.
Sporting more stylish décor than its other locations,this Pete’s offers the same crunchy-crusted NewHaven-style pizzas, plus pasta, panini and salads.
This branch is the only one so far to offer friedcalamari. J L D $
PHO HIEP HOA
921-G Ellsworth Drive, 301-588-5808, phohiephoa.
com. Seventeen kinds of Vietnamese soup calledpho can be customized to taste in this upbeatrestaurant overlooking the action in the downtownarea. ❂ L D $
631 University Blvd. East, 301-445-7300,
samanthasrestaurante.com. This white-tablecloth,Latin-Salvadoran spot in an industrial neighborhoodis popular because of its welcoming attitude towardfamilies with young children. The steak and fishspecialties are good. L D $$
1200 East West Highway, 301-585-8878,
scionrestaurant.com. A contemporary Americaneatery from sisters Joanne and Julie Liu, who alsoown a popular Dupont Circle restaurant with thesame name and Nainai’s Noodle & Dumpling Barin Silver Spring. Look for everything from wasabiCaesar salad to crab Reuben to spicy yogurtchicken. J R L D $$
SERGIOS RISTORANTE ITALIANO
8727 Colesville Road, 301-585-1040. A classicred-sauce Italian restaurant that manages to feelspecial, with soothing wall murals and high-qualityservice, despite a basement location inside theDouble Tree Hotel. Ravioli with asparagus andcheese in a tarragon sauce is popular. L D $$
THE SOCIETY RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
8229 Georgia Ave., 301-565-8864, societyss.
com. A sleek and modern atmosphere catering to anightlife crowd, Society offers fare with a Caribbeanaccent. Check out the rooftop seating and dailydrink specials, which include $25 beer buckets.
❂ L D $$
SUSHI JIN NEXT DOOR
8555 Fenton St., 301-608-0990, sushijinnextdoor.
com. The eatery is spare, clean and modern, and
offers terrific udon noodle soup and impeccable
raw fish. Choose from 11 appetizers and seven
soups and salads. L D $$
8517 Georgia Ave., 301-244-5402, sweetgreen.
com. See Bethesda listing. L D $
8601 Cameron St., 301-589-8171, tasteediner.
com. See Bethesda listing. ❂ J B L D $
8535 Fenton St., 301-304-6283, taylorgourmet.
com. See Bethesda listing. L D $
THAI AT SILVER SPRING
921-E Ellsworth Drive, 301-650-0666, thaiatsilver
spring.com. The Americanized Thai food is secondto the location, which is superb for people-watchingon the street below. A modern and stylish diningroom with a hip bar in bold colors and good serviceadd to the appeal. ❂ L D $$
URBAN BAR-B-QUE COMPANY
10163 New Hampshire Ave., 301-434-7427, urban
bbqco.com. See Rockville listing. L D $
URBAN BUTCHER (EDITORS’ PICK)
8226 Georgia Ave., 301-585-5800, urbanbutcher.
com. Hip, eclectic setting is the backdrop for thisNew Age steak house, with its home-cured salamis,sausages and other charcuterie, plus meat dishesmade from local animals of yesteryear breeds.
There’s a lounge, bar, meat curing room, retailcounter and dining area. Voted “Best Restaurantin Silver Spring” by Bethesda Magazine readers in
2018. R D $$
949 Bonifant St., 301-585-4100, theurbanwinery.
com. Silver Spring residents Damon and GeorgiaCallis open the first and only urban winery in the mid-Atlantic area. Tasting facility offers craft wines madewith local and international grapes, and customerscan even create their own wines (by appointment).
Light menu includes artisan cheese, charcuterie andsmoked seafood platters, plus Greek mezze. D $
3830 International Drive (Leisure World Plaza), 301-
598-6868, vegetablegarden.com. The popular vegan,vegetarian and macrobiotic Asian restaurant featuresa wide variety of eggplant and asparagus dishes, plusvegetarian “beef,” and “chicken” dishes often madewith soy and wheat gluten. L D $$
VICINO RISTORANTE ITALIANO
959 Sligo Ave., 301-588-3372, vicinoitaliano.com.
A favorite neighborhood red-sauce joint that hasn’tchanged in decades, Vicino features some fineseafood choices in addition to classic pasta dishes.
Families are welcome. ❂ L D $ $
THE WOODSIDE DELI
9329 Georgia Ave., 301-589-7055, thewoodside
deli.com. See Rockville listing. J B L D $
UPPER NW D.C.
AMERICAN CITY DINER
5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-244-1949,
americancitydiner.com. Retro diner complete withblue-plate specials such as Salisbury steak andstuffed peppers; malts and egg creams. Dinerscan catch a classic movie free with dinner.
❂ J B L D $
5534 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-244-1555, arucola.
com. The restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine