It’s time to talk about America’s favorite pastime…food, well maybe it isn’t every Americans favorite pastime but it sure is mine, lets dive in.
I have compiled and narrowed down a list of all the places I ate at while I was on my internship in Washington DC. After a long day at work on the hill or 20,000 steps around the National Mall, the best thing to have is a good meal. There were so many great places but only a select 5 made the list, I will be sure to add all the details of why certain ones made the cut and others didn’t.
- Ted’s Bulletin
- First up, Ted’s, there just aren’t enough good things to say about this place, almost everything on the menu is a good choice, all the way down to the biscuits and gravy. Also not to mention they MAKE THEIR OWN POP TARTS. Yep, you read that. Homemade pop tarts, can’t beat ‘em. This is not an everyday place to eat, but the occasional treat is well worth it.
- Next on the menu is Matchbox, traditional American food, 10/10 recommend the sliders, medium rare, put the onions on the burger…you will not regret it. Not to mention the wood fired pizzas, top notch. I would be crazy to not mention the unlimited brunch, yes, unlimited. It’s just over $30 a person but you will not leave hungry, I was practically carted out of the restaurant…with the chair still attached. But I wouldn’t change a thing, it was well worth it. Order the cast iron cinnamon rolls.
- Grilled Cheese DC
- Let’s talk alllllll things grilled cheese, oh yes, not a place for the lactose intolerant. The majority of their menu is variations of grilled cheeses, very yummy. Some call it grilled cheese but when you add chicken parmesan to a grilled cheese with homemade tomato soup, you would be crazy not to call it delicious. Also, how many people can say they have been to a grilled cheese bar, it’s a must.
- Lincoln’s Waffles
- Classic case of never judge a book by its cover, this place seems sketchy from the outside but when you try the chicken, you will know why it made the list. Found right outside Ford’s Theatre, the entire restaurant can only hold about 30 people, but it is well worth it. The regular chicken and waffles are the way to go. They serve a thin waffle with crispy chicken wings. Don’t knock it until you try it. I promise you will want to go back.
- Old Ebbitt Grill
- A little on the expensive side but the brunch potatoes will make you want to go back every day. We had a morning full of walking and sightseeing, heard about this place and stopped in to see what it was about, let’s just say, after brunch we rented scooters…our bellies were filled. It is so great. I had trout, potatoes, and green beans. Riley ordered eggs benedict on an English muffin and potatoes. It might seem like I have mentioned the potatoes a lot, but I don’t think I could say enough about them. Get. the. potatoes.
Overall, this list could go on for days, I would love to chat about food, maybe over lunch? Seems fitting…100% recommend going to Washington DC to visit and learn all about our nation’s capital, I can’t wait to go back. If you ever find yourself hungry in DC, refer back to this list or give me a call. I would love to hear all the places you guys have been and recommend! Leave recs below!!
House Committee on Agriculture – minority office
Washington, D.C. | spring 2020