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Bon Appétit have named Washington D.C. as the restaurant city of the year for 2016.
It may come as a surprise for some to see Washington ahead of cities like New York or San Francisco, but the team at Bon Appétit argue that D.C. is quickly becoming the new hot spot for dining.
In an article online, the publication said: "Yes, D.C. has long been a city that could out power-lunch any place in the country, and great meals could be had at many of the big-box restaurants in the center of town. But now D.C. has more than that: It finally has a ton of great neighborhood restaurants. And they are sprouting up in areas that you would not have imagined ten years ago – neighborhoods like Shaw, Columbia Heights, Barracks Row, and Petworth."
Bon Appétit will publish their list of America's 10 hot restaurants of year on 16 August and from their latest shout out to D.C. you can expect restaurants in the area to rank well.