Local Businesses Make Washingtonian’s List

Congratulations to Rodman’s and Paul’s Wine and Spirits for making The Washingtonian’s list of places in the D.C. metropolitan area Where Foodies Shop for beer, wine, and spirits. The two Tenleytown and Tenleytown-adjacent establishments join just eight other purveyors of high-quality adult beverages.

Here’s what the magazine had to say about each of them:

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Paul’s Wine and Spirits (5205 Wisconsin Avenue, NW)

This is a small place, and the inventory is far from extensive, but it has the sort of wines you won’t find in the big suburban wine superstores, with a concentration on interesting finds in the $10-to-$50 range. Look for smaller wineries from France, South America, and California. And don’t bypass the marked-down bottles, which are almost always good deals.

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Rodman’s (5100 Wisconsin Avenue, NW)

If you didn’t know that these quirky gourmet groceries carry wine and beer, then you’re about to make an important acquaintance. Nearly every major wine region in the world is represented on the shelves; there’s even a good selection of Greek wines. The beer roster isn’t exhaustive, but you’ll find an impressive array of microbrews, imports, and Belgians. And you can nearly always count on helpful, friendly, informative service.

It’s wonderful having Paul’s and Rodman’s in the neighborhood – now wouldn’t it be great if Tenleytown could attract a butcher or an artisan bakery?

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Are you a patron of Rodman’s or Paul’s Wine and Spirits? Do you think this recognition is well-deserved? What other kinds of foodie establishments would you like to see in the neighborhood? Share your thoughts in the comments section!

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