Pho in Washington D.C.

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.

Pho 88

608 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

202-735-5282

Celebrating a birthday: a restaurant and bakery

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.

ButterCream Bakery

1250 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

tel:2027350102

Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

tel:202.347.4800

Just Your Average Joe’s

Today I am writing about Not-Your-Average-Joe’s. It is a casual full service kind of trendy place that serves food in the $10-$30 price range. If you want to come here, I would go to OpenTable.com and get a reservation. 

What’s my opinion on the place? The first time I went, it was awesome. I really wanted to come back. The second time, which was today, the service left a LOT to be desired. I don’t know if I’ll ever come back after this time. The food is delicious though, so maybe takeout if I feel an urge for Joe’s.

Sweet Blue Burger

It had blue cheese, country bacon, caramelized onions and arugula.

The blue cheese was very overpowering and it kind of overtook the rest of the flavors in the burger. The fries were nicely crispy but a little overly brown. Going to Joe’s was my sister’s birthday celebration from me, and this is what she ate. She gave it an 8/10.
Sole Florentine

Sole Filets with baby spinach and garlic mashed potatoes. It was served in a lemony beurre blanc which is a lemony butter sauce. It had a couple potato chips on top.

I really liked it. I loved the fish and the vegetables, but I didn’t like the sauce. It was too tart. I would give this dish a 7 out of 10. Given a choice, I would go back and chance bad service for the good food.

 

The sad part about my adventures in food is that in order to survive during work, I have to have food that is quick. I don’t always have time to go out to a restaurant to eat so this is how I survive the week:

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Granted, I try to mix it up, I don’t just eat Stouffers, I also buy Eating Right, Healthy Choice and Lean Cuisine. It all depends what is on sale that week. But hey! It kind of looks appetizing, right? right?

I’ve Moved!

I had been posting my restaurant reviews, recipes and food adventures on my google blog…but I don’t like that I can’t share it with facebook and other sites. So, Here I share post such posts and leave my old website to contemplations and ramblings like I like to do occasionally. Here’s the link to the old site:

http://ewdragon.blogspot.com/