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America's Best Museum Restaurants: Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe, National Museum of the American Indian

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Mitsitam Native Foods Café, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.

Mitsitam, which means “let’s eat” in the Piscataway and Delaware languages, serves foods indigenous to the native peoples of the Western Hemisphere. Categorized at serving stations as Mesoamerica, Northern Woodlands, South America, Great Plains, and Northwest Coast, menu items range from pork shank marinated in chocolates with guava chili sauce to maple-brined turkey with cranberry maple syrup and green apple compote. Mitsitam recently launched a new espresso bar that serves Native-inspired drinks. mitsitamcafe.com


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