Washington Post: April showers bring new dining options, including a Venezuelan hotspot and a glam cocktail lounge

Seven Reasons: When chef Enrique Limardo ran the kitchen at Baltimore’s Alma Cocina Latina, Sietsema called him one of “the best ambassadors for Venezuela in the United States right now,” and gave the alluring eatery a rave three-and-a-half star review. Limardo’s first D.C. restaurant finds him exploring a broader, regional menu, offering new riffs on dishes from Peru and the Caribbean, including lobster ceviche and ravioli de chuchos, a cross between fish stew and lasagna that was a hit in Baltimore. At the bar, Josué González, formerly of St. Anselm, serves cocktails heavy on rum and cachaça. 2208 14th St. NW.

Ezequiel Vazquez