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Express Night Out's Best of 2009 in the Washington DC Area

Selected winners in their categories as voted on by readers of Express

See the full list and extended profiles at Express Night Out

"Best Irish Bar"

Winner: Fado Irish Pub

Fado Irish Pub
808 7th Street NW, Washington, DC
Telephone: 202.789.0055

This bar was built in Ireland and then shipped to Washington in pieces.



Second Place: Kelly's Irish Times

Kelly's Irish Times
14 F Street NW, Washington, DC
Telephone: 202.543.5433



Third Place: McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon

McFadden's Restaurant and Saloon
2401Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Telephone: 202.292.4067



"Best American Food"

Winner: Old Ebbitt Grill

Old Ebbitt Grill
675 15th Street NW, Washington, DC
Telephone: 202.347.4800

Grover Cleveland and Theodore Roosevelt ate here.



"Best Place to Take Your Parents"

Winner: Old Ebbitt Grill

Old Ebbitt Grill
675 15th Street NW, Washington, DC
Telephone: 202.347.4800

Grover Cleveland and Theodore Roosevelt ate here.



"Best Bakery"

Winner: Cakelove

Cakelove
Multiple locations in DC, VA and MD

Cupcakes, cakes, eclairs, brownies, cookies, scones, etc.



Second Place: Firehook Bakery

Firehook Bakery
Multiple locations



Third Place: Sticky Fingers Bakery

Sticky Fingers Bakery
1370 Park Road NW, Washington, DC
Telephone: 202.299.9700



"Best Cupcake"

Winner: Georgetown Cupcake

Georgetown Cupcake
1209 Potomac Street NW, Washington, DC
Telephone: 202.333.8448

Cupcakes in almost every flavor imaginable.



Second Place: Cakelove

Cakelove
Multiple locations in DC, VA and MD



Third Place: Red Velvet Cupcakery

Red Velvet Cupcakery
Multiple locations (2 in DC, 1 in Tucson, AZ)



"Best Farmer's Market"

Winner: Eastern Market

Eastern Market
225 7th Street SE, Washington, DC
Telephone: 202.543.7293

Restored after a fire in 2007, the Eastern Market has been in operation since 1873.



Second Place: Dupont Circle Freshfarm Market

Dupont Circle Freshfarm Market
See the web page for information



Third Place: Old Town Farmer's Market

Old Town Farmer's Market
301 King Street, Alexandria, VA
Telephone: 703.838.4770



"Best Gourmet Food Store"

Winner: Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's
Multiple locations

As much about value as they are about great food.



Second Place: Whole Foods

Whole Foods
Multiple locations



Third Place: Dean and Deluca

Dean and Deluca
3276 M Street NW, Washington, DC
Telephone: 202.342.2500



"Best Italian"

Winner: Filomena Ristorante Georgetown

Filomena Ristorante Georgetown
1063 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Telephone: 202.338.8800

Senior pasta makers ("pasta mamas") prepare fresh pasta and gnocchi in the front window.



Second Place: Dino

Dino
3435 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Telephone: 202.686.2966



Third Place: Potenza

Potenza
Multiple locations



"Best Place to Get Work Done"

Winner: Busboys and Poets

Busboys and Poets
Multiple locations

We don't put you out. We don't say to people, 'If you're just going to sit in here and work on your laptop and drink coffee, then you need to get out of here.'.



"Best Wine List"

Winner: Cork

Cork
1720 14th Street NW, Washington, DC
Telephone: 202.265.2675

Both wine geeks and novices can find libations to satisfy the palate.



Second Place: Proof

Proof
775 G Street NW, Washington, DC
Telephone: 202.737.7663



Third Place: Veritas Wine Bar

Veritas Wine Bar
2031 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Telephone: 202.265.6270



Nominated: Vinifera Bistro

Vinifera Bistro
11750 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA
Telephone: 703.234.3550

At the Westin Reston Heights hotel.



"Best Restaurant"

Nominated: Vinifera Bistro

Vinifera Bistro
11750 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA
Telephone: 703.234.3550

At the Westin Reston Heights hotel.









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