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Smith Commons Got Chops

P
arents insist that they don’t play favorites, but we all know it’s a lie.  Not the case with Smith Commons co-parent Miles Gray, who will honestly tell you that his favorite dish on the internationally-inspired menu is the lamb chops ($22).

These succulent and juicy morsels are grilled and simply seasoned, with crushed fingerling potatoes, grilled baby eggplant, and dried tomato Julienne.  So what’s so special about these particular baby chops, I ask?

“The grill seals in the juices while giving the chops a nice charred flavor,” he says.  Sounds divine.

Other must-tries? Paper-thin beef carpaccio ($12) with capers oil and parmesean tuile and baby arugula; wok-sautéed mango with thin-sliced duck breast ($11) with green curry dressing and frisée; and Chilean sea bass ($21) with grilled baby greens, balsamic basil dressing and capers.

Grab one of 40 beers served on tap and in bottles from breweries across the United States, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Scotland and Italy on Smith Commons’ three floors, or the spacious patio, perfect in warm weather.

Smith Commons
1245 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 396-0038

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Mary Kong-DeVito

Mary grew up in New York where the food-centric city and her family's restaurants were literally her playground. Instead of eating dirt, she ate duck blood and rotten eggs. You never know what you'll find on the sidewalks.Mary is a veteran of the hospitality industry who's worked with numerous celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Patrick Ewing, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe and Jane Krakowski. Her writing has appeared in DC Modern Luxury, Washington Post Express, Eater, Scoutmob, Washington Flyer and Washington City Paper.She eats "normal" stuff too, like cheeseburgers. Kangaroo cheeseburgers.

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