Local Chains Recognized as Among “Best Of” D.C.

The Washington Post Reader’s Express released the results of its annual “Best Of” reader survey this morning, and local area chains fared well in many of the rankings. Nearby Tara Thai (Thai food), Cava Mezze Grill (Mediterranean), Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza (pizza), and FroZenYo (frozen treat) all came in third in their respective categories. PR at Partners was named runner-up in the “best haircut” category; among its multiple locations is a salon in Friendship Heights.

However, the jewel of our area, at least according to the survey, is the Wilson Aquatic Center which was again named the “best pool” in the District. The Wilson Aquatic Center also won recognition in the 2013 survey.

Here’s what the Express had to say about the facility this year:

Summer’s over, but the water is always welcoming at this year-round indoor complex, which features a 50-meter pool, a whirlpool and a kiddie pool. It’s ideal for laps — just ask the swarms of triathletes and masters swimmers who train there. If you take enough of the center’s classes in swimming and water aerobics, maybe you can join them one day. Entrance is free for District residents, and just $7 a visit for everyone else.

Congratulations to all the winners!