Blue crabs, Washington, D.C.

What: Blue crabs are most associated with Maryland (where it is the state crustacean and largest commercial fishery), but they are native to the whole of the western Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico—and...

Ethiopian food, Washington, D.C.

What: It’s said that Washington, D.C. is the second-largest Ethiopian city in the world, second only to Addis Ababa. An estimated 250,000 Ethiopians live here, many of them asylum-seekers from the 1990s,...

Soul food, Washington, D.C.

What: Historically home to a large African-American population, Washington, D.C. is a city rich in black culture, one that spans decades of slavery and segregation, civil rights struggles and victories,...