Truth is, America's capital, like our country, is a melting pot of culinary cultures. And it's amazing to see how Washington's chefs from the world over have fused the best flavors of their native countries with a very American flair.
If there is one characteristic that describes Italians, it's their ability to enjoy life.
If you are looking for ways to enjoy the sweet life, la dolce vita, take tips from the Italians, or better yet, head to Italy.
The opening party for Siena Tavern -- in the iconic 404 Washington Avenue space on South Beach, former home of China Grill -- was one of those crazy, eclectic parties where you saw people you haven't seen for years.
Not all Italian meals are red wine and spaghetti with meatballs--but if that's the closest you've come to an authentic Italian dinner, this cheat sheet will help you navigate Italy's varied dining options.