So it’s not a big secret that there isn’t really many places to go for Vietnamese food in D.C. One of the most known places is Pho88 in Chinatown. At roughly $13 a bowl, it’s kind of on the steep side.
I took my girlfriend on her actual birthday, since she had been wanting to try it and she loves Vietnamese.
These are pan-fried dumplings. They look delicious don’t they? They could have been a little crispier but I was satisfied.
This is Pho #1. It has rare beef, well-done brisket, meatballs, tendon and tripe. Don’t be afraid for those of you who have never tried pho! The rare meat continues to be cooked by the broth as it comes to the table, causing it to be fully cooked by the time it gets to you! And tendon and tripe is delicious, try it!
For the non-adventurous people, they have less crazy toppings too.
608 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001
So, July is a special month because both my special loved one and I have July birthdays. We celebrated hers this past weekend by going to our favorite bakery, ButterCream to get a cake and having all our friends out for dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill.
Just look at this cake! Purple water color, red velvet in the middle, it’s delicious!
And a cream cheese filling too??? Oh yes, please! Needless to say, I am a huge fan of this cake. They’re also a favorite for the great way they handled an Interesting situation earlier this year.
And their breakfast pastries! My partner I come here often come here on Sunday mornings for breakfast and cofffee!
Another place that is quickly becoming a favorite is Old Ebbitt Grill. Old Ebbitt has been around for years and is a well known restaurant in DC, being right across from the White House. Look at those beautiful Kusshi oysters, yum!
Being that this place pretty much specializes in seafood, I had to get the scallops and they were delicious. This is Maryland Dayboat Scalloops, with summer squash, zucchini purée, farro, tomato chutney, and salsa verde.
Old Ebbitt is quickly becoming our go to place to eat for both special and casual occasions.
1250 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Old Ebbitt Grill
675 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005