Young and Hungry

True Dining Guide Confessions #4: I Don’t Care About Interior Design

I don’t have strong feelings about interior design. I recognize good interior design when I see it. I even appreciate a designer’s ingenuity in transforming a room basically filled with tables and chairs into something aesthetically pleasing. But for whatever reason, I can feel just as happy at Honey Pig in Annandale, which is little more than corrugated tin and concrete, as I can inside the soaring Adamstein & Demetriou–designed dining room at Zaytinya. When I’m honest, I have to admit that a few of the most “elegant” dining rooms in the area—I’m thinking about you, Inox and Central—actually leave me cold.
Photo of 2941's actually awesome interior by Darrow Montgomery

  • http://www, Merri Cvetan, The Design Coach

    The best design is one that leaves you feeling "happy". Perhaps the design of Honey Pig was planned to look and feel "un-designed". I'm sorry I didn't know about this place when I visited DC last summer!