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Thursday, July 7, 2011

D.C. Foodie.

Hi! Hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! I wanted to share with you guys a little bit of my Washington D.C. trip, that I took about 2 weeks ago. I had never been to D.C., and I really loved it! It's got a lot of great shopping and amazing restaurants! Which I found surprising in such a seemingly uptight place :)

Here are a few places I went, along with some amazing recommendations from friends, family, and blogs I read. Enjoy!

Being goofy before dinner... Wearing jewelry that I posted about here.

After dinner drinks at Co co Sala. AMAZING!
I've also heard the food is great here, too! 

The Co Cojito, one of the BEST drinks I've ever had!
Read the description on the menu above.

The "Fetish" drink, which was also very good! See above for description!
All the drinks were very unique and fresh... and when you add chocolate, you've won me over!

Dinner on the 2nd night, after a day game, at Blue Duck Tavern.
I wanted to be sure and write about these two places, because they really blew me away!
Our dinner at Blue Duck Tavern was one of the best meals we had had in a LONG time! 
When in D.C., you MUST try this wonderful little restaurant!

For appetizer we were adventurous. We had the "Oven Roasted Bone Marrow, with ramp butter." It came perfectly roasted with tons of rosemary, freshly roasted garlic, and toasted baguettes. The texture took a little getting used to, but I can easily say this was one of the most flavorful appetizers I've ever had at a restaurant! We both loved it this interesting dish that is one of Blue Duck's specialties. 

We also shared the "Roasted Beet salad with endive, apples, walnuts, and Humbolt Fog goat cheese."

The dishes came family style, so we ordered several things and shared. This was the "Muscovy Duck Breast with Duck Leg Ragout w/Huckleberries."

This was one of our fave dishes of the whole night....a stand out, for sure!
The "Wood Burning Oven Roasted Scallops with lemon & thyme." SO GOOD!

We ordered 3 sides, but this is the only one I got a picture of for some reason...
This is the "Warm Pie of Sheeps' Milk, Ricotta, Swiss Chard, and Anise Hyssop."
Other stands outs were the "Potato Puree with Soft Garlic" and
 the "Wood Oven Roasted Creamed Corn with Tarragon." (our fave)

We were stuffed, so dessert was their trio of homemade ice creams. Which were - as you can imagine - INCREDIBLE! Espresso, chocolate cinnamon, and vanilla bean/honey.

Other places that came highly recommended:
*The Gibson - a hip, speakeasy style bar with great specialty cocktails
*The Passenger - go for drinks; within The Passenger is a reservation-only bar called the "Columbia Room"; try the "Ricky Bobby" and "Violet Eyes" drinks
*Rasika- wonderful, trendy Indian restaurant 
*Zaytinya - Many people recommended this to me, so I hate we didn't get there. Upscale restaurant with Greek, Lebanese, and Turkish food.
*PS 7 - restaurant that you can order a la carte or try the 7 course food and cocktail pairing!
*Jaleo
*Vidalia
*DC Coast 
*Filomena's - another Italian restaurant that came highly recommended by many people!
*Oya
*Aqua al 2 - new location just opened in D.C.; original in Italy!
*Go to the top of the W Hotel for drinks. Amazing views!

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19 comments:

  1. Your outfits look incredible and the food looks so yummy!

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  2. You're officially trying to kill me. I can't wait to study in DC next spring and try all of these fantastic places!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  3. Oh my goodness woman--you had a food lover's dream in DC!

    xo,
    C

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  4. All that food Looks so good!! thanks for stopping by my blog! I want some of that Ice cream!

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  5. Those scallops look amazing... seriously amazing.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Ronnie xo

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  6. All of this food looks so good! Glad you had a fun time in DC :)

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  7. This looks like such an awesome trip! I've never been to DC either and now the food definitely is making me want to go!

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  8. i recently had roasted bone marrow and yeah, i have to agree, it's amazing. looks like an awesome dinner!

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  9. you look great, so chic!
    Oh I wanna try the "co cojito" ;))

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  10. you guys looks adorable! Im from Northern VA so this post is making me miss home!! xo

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  11. whoa! that's a lot of food! looks delish too.

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  12. Amazing pictures, U look so beautiful


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  13. I love DC and I agree the shopping is better than one would expect. Isn't Georgetown adorable? Did you check out the chain restaurant called 'Sweet Green' It's an amazing salad place with great frozen yogurt too!

    It looks like you had fun.

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  14. Oh yummy! Love the food pictures!!

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  15. yum!!! and those drinks! i need one!!

    ps. thanks so much for your sweet comment!!

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  16. Looks like a fun and fabulous time! I was just in DC for a couple weeks...love that city at night, and I'll have to try some of these places next time I am there! You look amazing!

    Liesl :)

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  17. Thanks for your comment nd stopping by my blog! :) I really love your look in the first picture, is that a maxi dress or a jumpsuit?

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