Three magazines place DC restaurants on their top lists this week

It has been a good week for national recognition of D.C. area restaurants, as three national publications have put them on their top lists.

Bon Appétit Magazine’s Best New Restaurants of 2023 includes Bar Spero, which is among the 24 restaurants nationwide named to the list.

Chef Johnny Spero opened the open fire seafood bar and grill in 2021 at Capital Crossing in D.C.’s East End.

Southern Living Magazine’s 50 Best BBQ Restaurants, a list dominated by restaurants in Texas and South Carolina, includes Riverdale Park, Maryland’s 2Fifty BBQ.

Denny Portillo and Fernando Gonzalez, who emigrated from El Salvador, opened the original 2Fifty BBQ in 2020. A second location will open in D.C.’s Mount Vernon Triangle early next year.

Food & Wine magazine’s 2023 list of Best New Chefs in America includes Isabel Coss, executive pastry chef at French bistro Lutèce in Georgetown.

Coss, a Mexico City native, is partnering on a new restaurant called Pascual, which is opening on Capitol Hill in October.

Get breaking news and daily headlines delivered to your email inbox by signing up here.

© 2023 WTOP. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

Federal News Network Logo

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up