Friday, July 1, 2011
For now, though, I really want to focus on the food in DC. I researched food for the trip knowing that I was going to come back and put it on the blog. It was on a whim that I did it for Miami, but I am really enjoying it and (since I never go anywhere), wanted to celebrate and share! What I found while reading up on the places we should eat at, was that DC has a hugely diverse, yet excellent, array of food choices. From delicious Mexican, to delicious American, to delicious sushi, every cuisine seemed to be not only represented, but at the top of its game in the capitol city.
If you ever need advice on where to eat in Washington DC, start with the ethnic foods you've been dying to try. The first night we were there, I knew we'd want something hearty. We spent all day walking for goodness sakes, and we had a big day ahead of us on Saturday.
The last night for dinner, we were exhausted though from the cooking to the hot DC weather and then we walked to Lincoln's Memorial. We estimated that we probably walked about 3 miles and stood up for 6-8 hours. Neither of us are used to doing that so when we found The Laughing Man Tavern, we stopped immediately. Great prices (and great weekday specials) and not too far from the monuments made this a must-try (rather than the many overpriced pubs on Pennsylvania Avenue). We both also had some much needed beverages :) also, sorry for the lack of pictures, but after the excitement of the day, my camera was in the hotel room!
We got breakfast with the hotel everyday which was good for us since we often ate and then dashed to do something else. At the Safeway BBQ festival, like I said Monday, John and I ate from some of the best BBQ teams stands in the country. And after tasting them, I saw why! Wow! Two of our favorites was Stubbs with their pulled brisket, Famous Dave's chopped pork sandwich, and Johnsonville Brats which they cooked on this huge grill:
Until the next time my oven is on...
Welcome! I'm Dani (aka the Growing Foodie), just a girl balancing her career and passion for all things edible in NYC. I hope you'll join me in my adventures in life, through food. (Click for More)
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