Photo by Darren Higgins.

Editors' Pick

Best Hot Chocolate


Aroma’s hot chocolate literally tastes like liquid candy. And no wonder—to make it, baristas at the espresso bar pour hot, steamed whole milk over sections of milk chocolate bars. But don’t worry if all the chocolate doesn’t melt completely after you stir it—the best part may be the warm gooey remains at the bottom of the cup.

Aroma Espresso Bar, 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda (in Westfield Montgomery mall); 301-312-6216;