Indulgences- Food


Italian Style
Potenza, a rustic Italian eatery, has opened in DC’s historic Woodward Building. Taking inspiration from this 1911 landmark, CORE Architecture/Design preserved the character of its historic hallway (left), which overlooks Potenza’s antipasto bar and curing room. It is one of several unique dining spaces where guests enjoy a delicious mix of wood-fired pizzas, homey pastas and local charcuterie. 1430 H Street, NW;  202-638-4444.

Historic Revival
New York restaurateurs Stefan and Victoria Trummer have opened Trummer’s on Main in a revamped 1869 hotel in historic Clifton, Virginia. With executive chef Clayton Miller (whose resume includes The French Laundry) at the helm and a former sommelier from The Inn at Little Washington, Trummer’s promises to be a culinary destination worth a visit. 7134 Main Street, Clifton; 703-266-1623;

Double the Pleasure
DC’s Ten Penh has expanded its lounge to make way for double happy hours on weekdays (and a new one on Sundays). The design update features decorative mirrored tables and cozy banquettes. Choose among 13 tempting bar snacks, including a rendition of the pu pu platter, and libations such as lychee lemonade.  1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; 202-393-4500;