Northern Virginia Magazine
BEST OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
When a restaurant owner can lure District residents out to the Virginia suburbs for repeat visits, chances are pretty good they’ll have some staying power. When you can count the revolving residents of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as regulars, confidence is high that restaurant will flourish—just ask the wildly-successful Tsui clan, the hard-working proprietors of Culmore’s renowned Peking Gourmet Inn.
Founder Eddie Lun Kwai Tsui opened his Szechuan-style eatery with a plan to make his tender, roast Peking duck the toast of the town. Almost 30 years later, his children, Robert (general manager) and George (head chef), continue a proud tradition that has attracted every sitting president dating back to the George H.W. Bush administration.