By Erin Block from Mashable

7 p.m. The Dabney

A 15-minute cab ride from Petworth to the Shaw neighborhood will take you to the dark, yet enticing, Blagden Alley. Look for a series of open garage doors that circle a cobblestone alley and you’ll be at the Dabney.

The food is cooked inside a hearth, the cornerstone of a kitchen crawling with chefs carefully preparing the foods that were foraged shortly before their appearance on your plate.

The ever-changing menu makes it difficult to predict the nightly offering, but fan favorites include toasty sweet potato rolls with pepper jelly, seed-crusted rockfish and seared scallops and bbq turnips.