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Serendipity opened in 1954 on Manhattan's Upper East Side. The Georgetown location opened in May 2011.
Emily Friedman
Serendipity opened in 1954 on Manhattan's Upper East Side. The Georgetown location opened in May 2011.

Our culinary scene has long been compared to New York's, with some food critics concluding D.C. would be better off "if only it could be more like Manhattan." Turns out, we're on our way. Within the past few years, a flurry of NYC-based restaurants have migrated down the coast and set up shop right here in the District. Emily Friedman pops into a few of these eateries to find out what this trend means for the local food scene, and whether we're at risk of becoming New York's Greatest Hits.

[Music: "Too Much Food" by Jason Mraz from Waiting for My Rocket to Come]

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