Are you hungry, Potomac? We’re sure you will be when you read—or should we say ​devour​—this issue, the most drool-worthy one of the year: the Foodie issue! We spent the last few months scouring the streets in search of the most delicious bites the Potomac area ​has to offer, and we found more than enough material and food-for-cause events to fill the pages.

Narrowing down all the sensational local flavors and new dietary cuisines in town was no easy task, but we are confident this issue is an accurate representation of our emerging reputation as a true dining destination. While we don’t like to play favorites, the Foodie issue is near and dear to our hearts. After all, food is not only nourishing (and delicious) but it also brings people together in many ways—whether it’s a special anniversary dinner, a much-needed lunch break with coworkers, a friend’s birthday party or even a casual weeknight meal with family or an inspiring fundraiser to help others.

Food is often considered one of life’s great pleasures. Dig in, Potomac!