First look: Ottoman Taverna Now Open in Mt. Vernon Triangle
May04

First look: Ottoman Taverna Now Open in Mt. Vernon Triangle

DC Gets More Authentic Turkish Cuisine: Restaurateur Hakan Ilhan has unveiled his latest concept and this time it’s a restaurant directly tied to his own culture — the authentic Turkish cuisine offered up at Ottoman Taverna. The restaurant is tucked into the Mt. Vernon Triangle neighborhood, and after a soft opening, it officially opened its doors on May 2nd. On the next evening lhan welcomed a group to showcase what...

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Ankara: A Trip to Turkey via Dupont Cirlce
Jul31

Ankara: A Trip to Turkey via Dupont Cirlce

Turkish Cuisine, Culture & Hospitality Served up at Ankara: Ankara opened this spring in the former Levante’s space on 19th Street in Dupont Circle. Owned and operated by the Aslanturk family, Ankara has set about introducing the District to Turkish cuisine and its many influences, along with Turkish culture and hospitality. Start your meal at Ankara with some good ol’ bread and spreads. In this case, house-made pide...

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