Photo: Courtesy of Modern Mobler.
Ready to make a big investment in your furniture — and really digging Danish midcentury? Modern Mobler is where you want to be. The small shop really packs a punch: long, low wooden tables; art prints; cool vases; teak dressers; and cabinets as far as the eye can see. Modern Mobler knows that their stock is killer; expect to shell out $125 for a cool globe lamp, and almost $3,000 for a lighted display cabinet. Still, this is a great stop when shopping for your first big “adult” apartment (or browsing to further fuel your Mad Men
-inspired decor fantasies.)Modern Mobler, 7313 Georgia Avenue NW; 571-594-2201.
Though not located directly on Georgia Avenue, this little hotspot for Slavic and Scandinavian grub is worth a quick detour down Upshur Street. The decor alone is worth a visit: Think Scandinavian modern-meets-trendy industrial. But
the food is what has kept this place humming for nearly a decade now. Domku is your District source for Danish aebleskiver, bacon-stuffed pierogies, and traditional Nordic grub such as pickled herring and Swedish meatballs. We also love this spot for its community stewardship — the owners founded the wintertime Upshur Street Handmade Art & Craft Fair, a must-visit for all your holiday gift-purchasing needs.Domku, 821 Upshur Street NW; 202-722-7475.
The menu at Mama Chuy will inspire you to eat more tacos, which is always a worthy goal. This humble spot — there's more seating outdoors than in — boasts super-tasty, super-affordable Mexican food. Mama Chuy offers eight taco options, as well as tortas, burritos, and quesadillas. (Insider tip: The vegetarian “Verdura” taco is killer.) It’s a fairly standard menu, and you’re not
going to go wrong ordering your favorite dish; but don't sleep on the papas fritas, which are perfectly crispy-chewy fries topped with Mexican cotija cheese and sour cream.Mama Chuy, 2620 Georgia Avenue NW; 202-667-6262.