We went to Los Hermanos Dominican restaurant in DC to celebrate my swearing in to the DC Bar!
You can get a great feel for this place from this Google maps image. It’s kindof the best. It is owned by two identical twin brothers (hence “Los Hermanos”) and serves cafeteria-style Dominican food. The owners are about THE nicest people I have ever encountered. They told us that next time we come by to let them know & they’ll make special dishes just for our project.
After we finished our meal, they chased after us to give us some Dominican beer to taste.
They had mangu (smashed Dominican style plantains), bacalao (cod fish), arroz con gradules (rice with pigeon peas), tostones (twice fried plantains with a garlic mojo sauce), amarillos / maduros (fried sweet plantains), “Country Club” brand Dominican soda, and coquito (coconut candy)… ALL fantastic!
In 2012 I traveled to the Dominican Republic to work with Dominicans of Haitian descent who had been discriminatorily denied their citizenship there.
Statelessness is a huge problem in the Dominican Republic right now, but it is a beautiful country.