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Adele Chapin

Contributing Writer

Contributing Writer

Adele Chapin is a Washington, D.C.-based writer. Her favorite things to write about are food, travel, fashion, and other fun things to do—whether it's exploring the best of Korean cuisine in the D.C. suburbs or trying to Marie Kondo-ify a closet. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, Eater, Bravo, Racked, Refinery29, and many more publications.

Old Ebbitt Grill

Washington’s oldest saloon comes with an excellent oyster happy hour twice a day.

Rose’s Luxury

Comfort food with ingredients you never thought would go together.

Rooster & Owl

A very affordable veg-focused, but not exclusive tasting menu.

Bourbon Steak

A meaty Georgetown meal that will make you feel like a star.


Fresh Italian favorites from James Beard Award-winning chef Amy Brandwein.

Pineapple and Pearls

The team behind Rose’s Luxury flexes their imagination to the max.


One of the most exciting Indian restaurants in the country.


A destination all its own pushing Laotian cuisine.

Seven Reasons

Venezuela-born Enrique Limardo’s culinary playground.


Get your fill of flavors from Tehran or Beirut.

The Dabney

Southern flavors with an only-in-D.C. twist.

Del Mar

One of the city’s smartest and most interesting dining rooms.

Le Diplomate

It’s as if someone picked up a Parisian bistro and dropped it in the middle of D.C.


A Korean eatery favorited by both D.C. and national critics.

Roaming Rooster

D.C.’s spin on Nashville hot chicken.


Japan’s Italian craze has officially landed in D.C.


A no-details-spared tribute to New Orleans in downtown D.C.


Bond with friends over barbecued lamb kebabs and burnt eggplant baba ganoush.


Glam Italian as envisioned by a Frenchman.