DGS Delicatessen is a Jewish deli (not kosher) with a sleek, sophisticated atmosphere, located at 1317 Connecticut Ave NW (there is an additional location in Fairfax). As a Long Island native, Jewish deli food is basically my local cuisine and the food culture that I grew up with. I love being able to go to a place that makes food like bubbe made it growing up (forget the fact that I’m Episcopalian and “bubbe” is of Irish Catholic heritage and barely cooks, though she does love bagels and lox and pastrami sandwiches, speaks in a Long Island accent, and sends Rosh Hashanah greeting cards to her friends- the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree). DGS has especially delicious takes on traditional Jewish classics, like matzoh ball
soup and chopped liver. During Chanukah, I tried to make my own latkes (from a mix- oy vey!) which looked good but tasted a bit like cardboard. I tried DGS’s latkes and they were so much better- mine were bupkis by comparison. So whether it’s for a full dinner or a quick nosh, whether you’re a “Member of the Tribe” or a Goy, whether you’re alone or the shidduch set you up on a date, be sure to get your tuchus over to DGS Delicatessen.