You Haven't tasted D.C. Until...?
- ZenFoodist Feb 11, 2009 05:36 PM
So...the chowpup, me, the husband, and the parental units are heading down to D.C. to sate the pups recent obsession with the Founding Fathers ( AND the Hope Diamond) and we'll be leaving on Friday. Plan to have a dinner in Baltimore at Obrycki's and then will have all of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday morning to explore the museums and monuments. We've been before and have had some stellar meals at the top places, but this time since we are a bigger crowd and with our 5 year old, we'd like more casual, but still excellent, local faves. We like it all and out of the way ,off the beaten path places do not deter us.
What shouldn't we miss?
Thanks in Advance,
The problem with Horace and Dickies, well recommended, is that it is only a carry out, and in inclement weather, not a great destination. You might want to check out fish tacos at Surfside, upper Georgetown, grilled pork at Minh's vietnamese on Wilson Blvd in Arlington, or mussels and beer at Granville Moore's on H St NE. Also, remember that Sat is Valentine's day, with some places changing their menus or being booked.
A DC must is the Market Lunch in the Eastern Market. Go for breakfast before 11 am on Saturday for blueberry buckwheat pancakes. They also have some of the best eggs benedict ever. The market is temporarily in a big tent across the street since the Eastern Market burned down. The Market Lunch is just the same though. A DC staple!