I’ve been spending some time in Washington D.C. lately for work and found a few great spots for me to get some good eats.
Since we ordered one of those big corporate samdwich platters for lunch, I had to find an alternative. So I wandered over to Devon and Blakely and was very happy to see that all of their soups were labeled as vegetarian and/or gluten free! In fact, I was so happy that I got two kinds! Fire roasted vegetable and white bean and escarole.
I also found out that there are a few Devon and Blakely’s in Midtown. I’ll have to stop by the next time I play tour guide around Rockefeller Center.
After dinner at Thai Tanic, a friend and I went to ChurchKey for some drinks. They had an overwhelming number of beers, and at least four gluten free ones. I stuck with a Redbridge, since I wasn’t feeling particularly adventurous. The vibe at this bar is frat-guys-after-work, but the huge selection is a definite draw.
On my second night there I met up with a college friend after work for dinner at Barcode. I got mussels, which come in a big saute pan, and an apricot fizz to drink. The apricot fizz was really strong (Makers Mark, housemade apricot nectar, black cherry soda, bitters, orange), and the mussels were good – lots of onions and tomatoes in the broth that would have been perfect to sop up with some bread 😦
This is a great brunch spot with Greek and Turkish tapas (is that a cultural oxymoron?). Since all of the dishes are smaller than usual, this place fed into my love of anything that’s exaggeratedly big or exaggeratedly small. There was so much to choose from on their menu, but I landed on the mini omelette and the fava bean and squash soup. Because who doesn’t love fava beans/secretly fear them because of Silence of the Lambs?
Although there weren’t as many convenient places to grab something gluten-free as there are in NYC, I did find some yummy eats in the capitol. Next time I’m making it a point to go to Hello Cupcake or Red Velvet Cupcakery while I’m there.