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


Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005



On The Road Food – Cracker Barrel

When on the road for vacation, there comes time when you get sick and tired of fast food and want some real food without the cost of going to an expensive restaurant. Chains are inevitable. And so, we pick Cracker Barrel. This is my first vacation of the year (and probably only), so we like to take our time. Cracker Barrel gives you just that, slow but friendly service, comfort food (albeit kind of bland yet fixable) and entertainment a la store while you wait for your food.

Beef Stew

Beef Stew

Country Style Green Beans and Fried Apples

Country Style Green Beans and Fried Apples

I got the lovely Beef Stew with green beans and fried apples. My lovely computer keeps wanting to auto correct fried apples into friend apples. And perhaps they were my friend, since they were the only thing that didn’t need a little salt to liven the taste up.

Country Friend Steak, Hash brown Casserole and Mac n Cheese

Country Friend Steak, Hash brown Casserole and Mac n Cheese

Country Fried Steak was on the menu for my Dad and sister, while my mother got the salmon patties. The salmon patties were not appetizing in the least and thus do not get a picture. They looked dry and were dry. But Craker Barrel is most definitely better road food than McDonald’s. Am I right?