On April 25th, we headed to Washington DC for a one night only trip. We have really enjoyed these one night only trips especially when our Facebook friends tell us where we should go. We got into town around 1 o'clock and headed over to a Facebook recommended restaurant Zatinya, a Jose Andres restaurant specializing in Middle Eastern food. We enjoyed some great eggplant dishes and the experience reminded us of our time in Turkey. After lunch, we met up with our dear friend Caitlin at Capitol City Brewing. It was great to see her, but Capitol City Brewing is a disaster. The service is terrible and the beer was not good. After a lovely catch up, we went our separate ways.
We headed to the Museum of American History - a Smithsonian Museum. We were so impressed with this museum. We toured the presidential exhibition which was amazing especially the special exhibition on first ladies. They had an incredible war exhibit about all of the wars that America has been in since we were founded. We also enjoyed the pop culture exhibit. Glenn got to check seeing Archie Bunker's chair off his bucket list. Overall a fantastic visit. After the museum we headed to Facebook recommended Lincoln for dinner. The restaurant was very cool and the food was wonderful. We had the tasting menu so we got to taste some of the great dishes they have available. The service was odd. We ordered from a server. Then runners would bring our food and just throw it on the table and walk away. Since we had the tasting menu we actually didn't know we were eating half the time. After dinner, we headed to a bar around the corner from our hotel since it was raining. Maddie's Pub turned out to be a good find with a nice beer list.
Sunday morning, we had plans to meet up for breakfast with our friend Frank and Dahlia and their two boys at Ted's Bulletin. It was a beautiful day so the half an hour wait outside didn't seem too bad. Inside, the food was fantastic. They make their own pop tarts. We had a great time catching up.
Then Glenn and I headed out on our own walking tour of Washington DC. We walked by Ford's Theater and the White House. The weather was gorgeous!
We met Kelli and her family for lunch at Pearl Dive Oyster House. We had some great oysters and it really fun time catching up with Kelly and her family. After lunch, we went on a mini bar crawl stopping in a few bars and then headed to the airport.
We will definitely be back to Washington DC what. We have lots of friends who live there. Plus it's a really great city with lots of fun restaurants, bars, and museums.