I think I may have finally found a bit of New York City in DC. Lincoln is a new restaurant right by my work that was actually COOL. As in well-made cocktails, quirky waitstaff, awesome decor, and delicious simple food – cool. It reminded me of the many places in NYC that I had come to love and take for granted – where everything on the menu is great, made with fresh ingredients, and not stuck in 1992. No offense or anything, DC.
When I arrived I was greeted by two of my fabulous friends and a giant bowl of Emancipation Punch! In a vintage-looking punch bowl. So cool.
My adorable glass.
The happy hour menu didn’t have anything gluten free on it (their french fries were hand-cut, but weren’t fried in a dedicated fryer).
So I ordered a kale salad and trout off of the dinner menu, which our
drunk as a skunk eccentric waiter assured me were gluten free.
Organic kale salad with hazelnuts, dried cranberries, Parmesan, lemon vinaigrette
I have to figure out how to make this at home.
Trout with asparagus lentil salad and whipped avocado
The trout was perfectly cooked, and it was a great light and fresh dish. So I didn’t feel bad at all getting ice cream at the Capitol Yard outdoor movie later from The Orange Cow!
They had a bunch of cool flavors, like white chocolate blueberry. But I got my classic mint chocolate chip.
And then settled in to watch Dirty Dancing on the big blow-up screen.
Gosh I love this movie.
I will definitely be back to Lincoln at some point soon for more punch and yummy food. I also learned from Prince of Petworth that Lincoln will soon be doing Sunday Brunch! With a punch bowl filled with mimosas. woot.
Such a fun night in DC! I had the time of my life. (hee hee).