A couple of weeks ago, I jetted off to Washington DC to visit my wonderful friend Shaida who is living there and generally being a badass. Time for a photo dump. Settle in, friends.
The Jefferson Memorial. The Washington Memorial. The White House. The Lincoln Memorial.
MY FACE. HEY.
Peanut butter gelato (OMG) with peanuts (YES), Reese’s (GIMMIE), and sea salt (LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL).
The Holocaust Museum was incredible. I love this quote so, so much. It’s beautiful. We need to stand up for each other’s rights, or else who will stand up for ours?
Founding Farmers was AMAZING, so thanks to everyone who recommended it. There was a hell of a wait, but I was by myself so I was able to snag a seat at the bar. I started off with this chicken salad salad.
And finished with this brie, apple, and onion jam-topped grilled bread. I love brie. Did you know that? Not sure if I’ve ever mentioned it before…
Hot is right. Also, how old is too old to SnapChat? Part of me feels like it should be restricted to the pre-teen set, but the other part of me loves having another social media outlet to
waste time express myself.
Um, Matchbox Pizza has my heart. We got the arancini (fried risotto balls) for an appetizer and they were basically heaven, if you could fry heaven and slather it in marinara sauce.
Then I got a pesto chicken pizza with ricotta cheese (<< my own addition; it was genius of me) that was charred and crispy and chewy and creamy and chickeny and… Yes.
Out on the tizzown, bitchez.
We also went to Georgetown, which is probably the cutest place ever. AND… AND… We found this giant marble thing at Georgetown University that said “Davis Center” which was real exciting because we all went/go to UC Davis.
IT’S LIKE HOGWARTS!
A Baked & Wired cupcake that reminded me that I don’t really like cupcakes.
Burgers for lunch!
CHOCOLATES. Chocolate hazelnut, caramel apple, lavender caramel, and key lime pie. No, I didn’t share.
On Saturday night, we stayed in, ate Mac & Cheese and Doritos and watched Saturday Night Live. Nothing bad about any of that!
On Sunday, we went to the Taste of DC. Basically, food trucks and restaurants set up vendors and you pay $1-5 for small tastes.
Clearly, I use the term “small” relatively. Clockwise, we have phyllo cups filled with short ribs and ratatouille; a samosa with some kind of sauce on top; mac & cheese; a gelati, which had strawberry ice and vanilla custard. I WAS STUFFED AFTER THIS.
Farmer’s market schtuff.
We headed back into Georgetown for dinner at Farmers Fishers Bakers. Or was it Bakers Fishers Farmers? Wait… Fishers Farmers Bakers? I don’t know. But the Moscow Mule was awesome.
Pretzel sticks to start. The dipping sauces were pimento cheese, sour cream & onion dip, and BBQ mustard.
And for my entree, a veggie sandwich with brie. Plus fries. Because obviously.
I had the greatest time in DC. It is SUCH a fun city with so much amazing food. Thanks for havin’ me, Shaida!
IN THE COMMENTS:
What’s your favorite big city? DC was awesome, but I think San Francisco might be my #1.