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To the Death!

Posted August 1, 2012 by Mary Kong-DeVito in Curiosities
Pulpo

From the owners of beloved Floriana in Dupont Circle comes the second concept in their restaurant group, Pulpo.  Spanish inspired tapas are served in an expansive yet warm, cozy space on two levels, with exposed brick walls, tattooed murals and dim candlelight.

The namesake dish of pulpo, or octopus ($12) is dramatic, suggesting you are the victor after a battle with the Kraken.  You might even hear this as you dine.

The firm and tender poached organ is served over fingerling potatoes, salty squid ink, tangy mustard greens and spicy brava sauce–though it won’t be applauding anytime soon. Even after death, it may exact its revenge by getting ink all over your shirt.

Pulpo
3407 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
202.450.6875

Metro: Red line to Cleveland Park

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About the Author

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.