DC food "scavenger" hunt best neighborhood food
I am looking for a way to have fun with my friend during her last weekend of her summer internship.
we want to do a food "scavenger hunt" to find the best items and to make a progressive dinner out of it. The requests currently are Grasshopper tacos and Half-smokes from Ben's. our thought is that we would do it over the course of a couple of hours and enjoy the neighborhoods, too. One rule: each dish would only be about $4 or $5 a piece. one exception to that is we may do Central's Faux gras.
Help me with ideas!
I disagree. I thought it was delicious and I'm a little addicted to the rillettes that comes with the faux gras. I went to Paris recently and thought Central's rillettes were better!
I'm not sure what neighborhoods you want to hit up but I would try:
*Croquettes at Taberna
*Empanadas from Julia's
*Coconut Cake at Creme
*Truffle fries (and drinks) at Poste
I'm not sure if these all fit into your price range but none should be over $10 that's for sure. And for the croquettes, depending on what night of the week you are planning on doing this, you can hit up Taberna's Happy Hour Monday-Friday.
If you are going for DC-neighborhood fare you might want to try:
1. A slice of pizza at Vace in Cleveland Park.
2. A falafel sandwich at Amsterdam Falafel in Adams Morgan.
3. A litteri sub sandwich from the Florida Avenue Market.
4. A friend fish bowl from the seafood market on Maine Avenue.
5. Some baked good from Sticky Fingers in Columbia Heights.
6. Something greasy and fried that comes with a slice of white bread from the Florida Avenue Grill in U Street area.
7. Some sustainable seafood from Tackelbox in Georgetown.
8. Mint iced tea, salty oat cookies, or cilantro scrambled eggs from any number of Tea-ism locations (Dupont Circle, Penn Quarter, Farraghut).
9. Peri Peri Chicken in Gallery Place Chinatown.
10. Watermelon juice from Taqueria Nacionale on the Hill.
I could keep going. These seemed like a good place to start. Happy wandering!