District Restaurant News | Fall 2020

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Persevering amid COVID-19 By Rick Zambrano

Restaurants in Washington, DC surmount significant obstacles The Metropolitan Washington Region has been a place to find some of the best and most diverse cuisine in the nation. After being recognized by Bon Appetit Magazine just a few years ago as a foodie destination, DC’s restaurateurs have turned up the volume on their creations and creativity. As most of us insiders in the restaurant industry understand, celebrity is no guarantee of success; even some of the area’s most high-profile restaurants have closed before and during the pandemic. If the DMV reflects national trends, we could see 17 percent of our eateries close by year’s end. Photo right: Supra, sister restaurant of Tabla, has posted sales significant sales declines compared to last year. Photo by Reema Desai.