I’m headed to Washington for work soon, but the real reason I am going is to eat. Anyone who follows this blog with any regularity knows that much of my energy is focused on food these days and this trip is no exception – at least in my mind. The soul-crushing hours at the office will be made bearable by keeping my eyes on the prize and smiling through the day. You see, I have these places to look forward to as well as some new places that I might just find along the way:
The Austin Grill – I used to wait tables there. Carnitas and a Shiner Bock and, if there’s time, a ‘rita on the rocks. I can taste it now!
The Old Ebbitt Grill – The raw bar, beer on tap and crab cakes. Maybe Crab Cake Eggs Benedict – I think they call it “Eggs Chesapeake.” That growl you hear is my stomach.
Five Guys – I haven’t tried Ray’s Hell Burger and some reviewers say it’s better than Five Guys. Unfortunately, it’s out of the way for me and they don’t serve fries. Sorry, I don’t want mac ‘n cheese with my burger. Plus, there’s no way theirs could beat Mrs. NH’s. Five Guys it is.
Captial Q – Not a heckuva lot of of BBQ to choose from in DC. I think the Q might be as close as I get to the real thing. Hmmm, I’ll bet they have Shiner, too.
El Pollo Rico – Spit roasted chicken with beans and rice. Yum.
Jaleo is a “maybe” for me since the reviews I read are spotty. Sangria and tapas at the bar are hard to beat, though.
Any more advice for me?