Where to eat right now around the DMV

More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: “Where should I eat right now?” Restaurant obsessives want to know what’s new, what’s hot, which favorite chef just launched a new project, where to sip the cocktail of the moment. And while the Eater 38 is a crucial resource covering trusted standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not a chronicle of the ‘it’ places of the moment. Enter the Eater Heatmap, which will change often to continually highlight where discerning diners are flocking to right now.

October was a big month for the local dining scene. What was supposed to be a flood of new restaurants simultaneously feeding the newly unveiled Wharf complex turned into a slow trickle, with several marquee properties — including upscale French restaurant Requin from restaurateur Mike Isabella, Spanish-themed Del Mar from restaurateur Fabio Trabocchi, and Afro-Caribbean Kith and Kin from Shaw Bijou alum Kwame Onwuachi — continuing to settle in along the Southwest waterfront. So, bid farewell to Mirabelle and Rosario, and head over to District Wineryto see what all the excitement is about.

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