Welcome to eating in Washington. No two restaurants are the same and you don’t have to travel far for genuine international dishes. Ready to begin? Start here, at Cane. Chef Peter Prime and his sister/co-owner Jeanine Prime bring all of the flavors from their native Trinidad and Tobago upbringing to D.C. in this tiny, reservation-less Caribbean dining room on H Street. Dishes blend Africa, India, Spain, France, and beyond, and drinks infuse rum from the West Indies. It’s an authentic experience to say the least. Dine on apps like doubles, a type of street food, which is frybread, rolled and stuffed with curried chickpeas and spicy relish. (Don’t miss the painting on the wall depicting former President Barack Obama eating a double during a state visit). Or jerk wings marinated for 12 hours and pimento smoked. Main dishes include a grilled oxtail and whole snapper deep fried and served with pickled chilis and coconut lime rice. The tiffin boxes—“omnivore” or “herbivore” containers filled with curries and Indian bread—are magical. Rum punch with a sweet lime juice and mauby, a concoction made from steeping a Caribbean bark, round out the bar menu.