last weekend I went down to DC to visit a friend. and of course, had some nice food.
we started the weekend with a late night dinner on friday upon my arrival. my host picked a great ramen place, daikaya.com
they have 5 different ramen to choose from and you can add additional items to your liking. I went for the shoyu ramen with toasted garlic – very delicious.
on saturday we had a great brunch at graffiatodc.com. they have an awesome bottomless mimosa offer, so we tried several flavors. blackberry was my favorite.
foodwise, we ordered several things and shared. flat bread with a pepperoni dip (a tomato dip that tasted like pepperoni, yum), broccolini with feta cheese and a very tasty red pepper relish, chicken and waffles and an awesome mushroom pizza with rosemary.
and as no meal is complete without dessert, we shared two. a sticky bun and french toast. both were fantastic, the french toast was moist and juicy and came with I would think clotted cream and candied orange peel and the sticky bun was still warm, not too much cinnamon, which I appreciated, a caramel sauce and roasted walnuts. after all that food we had to take a little walk and went down to the mall to check out the national gallery.
on sunday, as the weather was so beautiful, we walked to the eastern market, an indoor market with vendors of local products. everything looked so fresh and delicious there, it would be one of my favorite places to buy my groceries. to not go crazy in there, we had lunch in a cute little cafe nearby, called the silver spork. they have baked goods, packed salad and sandwiches, italian goodies and all kinds of other snacks. my sandwich was really good, aged gouda with tomato, arugula, cucumber, red onion and a mustard sauce. even the bread was delish, even though it was whole wheat with I do not like so much. we also got a brownie that we had later in the day. highly recommended.
afterwards, we walked over to union market (unionmarketdc.com), a rather new food hall and grocery market in an industrial area which will be pretty hip area soon I can imagine. they have different restaurants, a cheese shop, butcher, seafood, a juice stand and many more and I was glad we had eaten already. it’s also a good place to buy little gifts to take home, so it is definitely worth a stop when in DC.