Back in the end of July Matt and I took a long weekend trip to Washington DC to celebrate his 24th birthday in style.
After a long day of exploring the Smithsonian Museums and the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial on foot we headed back to the hotel to change for a night on the town.
We headed to Dupont Circle to the Regent restaurant where we immediately broke into two Thai beers: Chang & Singha.
As we looked over the menu a few different dishes popped out to us so we ordered two appetizers to share. The Pla Muek Tod: fresh squid lightly battered deep-fried served with sweet and sour sauce and the Kanom Jeeb: steamed dumplings stuffed with pork, crab meat, shrimp and water chestnuts served with a special sauce.
For our entree we split the special: a soft shell crab fried to perfection that was accompanied by chili peppers, basil, and orange served with white rice and some tender asparagus.
We spent the rest of the evening strolling around and finally made our way to the hotel.
When we woke up the next day I knew I wanted our final meal in DC to be something casual. I googled a few things and we were on our way to The Diner.
While we waited we escaped the blistering heat by sneaking into the adjacent coffee shop, Tryst, and ordered a frozen cappuccino.
A half an hour later our party was called and we settled in for easily the best diner food I’ve ever had.
I went all out and ordered the Monte Cristo
with a gorgeous side of fruit.
Does DC stand for Delicious City?
What is your favorite foodie destination?
As a Massachusetts native I am partial to the North End, but I also loved Baltimore for it’s foodie finds!