Despite occupying a busy stretch of Connecticut Avenue NW, the Dupont Circle neighborhood is somewhat of a sleeper of the local dining scene. The pace of change is slower than the leading hospitality zones across the city, and there are some tired and touristy spots to avoid. But don’t let that lack of buzz deter a visit to the local gems peppered through its townhouse-lined streets and alleys.
Surrounding eateries cater to a diverse tastes and budgets. Homegrown sandwich maker Bub and Pop’s is a go-to for office workers and interns. Nearby residents frequent neighborhood eateries such as the Riggsby or the original Hank’s Oyster Bar, while those looking to splurge routinely make their way to Michelin-starred Komi or Sushi Taro.
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Travis moved to D.C. in 2007 has written about the city's diverse food scene for a number of outlets over the years, including Eater DC, Washington City Paper, Washingtonian and DCist, where he was formerly the food editor.