Join us Tuesday November 5th at 6:00pm for another wonderful presentation by author and local historian John DeFerrari as he discusses his latest book Historic Restaurants of Washington, D.C.   John will discuss the beginnings of Washington’s foodie culture, which can be traced back to the 1830s, and how these were opened by various waves of immigrants who introduced the capital to a variety of flavors and cuisines through eateries such as the China Doll Gourmet and Cleveland Park’s Roma Restaurant. By the beginning of the twentieth century, Washingtonians had their pick of places to eat: they could have tea at Garfinckel’s Greenbrier or lunch at local favorites such as Little Tavern Diner or Ben’s Chili Bowl. For an elegant evening, fine restaurants like Rive Gauche and the Monocle satisfied the most sophisticated gastronome.


Known for his popular blog “Streets of Washington”, John DeFerrari blends careful research with choice recipes to chronicle the culinary and social history of the nation’s capital. Copies of John’s book will be available for  purchase and signing following the book talk.


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Ana Elisa de Campos Salles

Adult and Teen Librarian

Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Library

3160 16th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20010

Tel.: (202) 671-3122

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