DC Culinary Adventures — a whirlwind of a weekend!
Getting through Monday by thinking about our amazing weekend of culinary adventures; starting with dinner at The Pig with our friend, Matt, on Friday (Hugo enjoyed the macaroni and cheese and the wild boar ragu, though we decided the porchetta might have to wait another few months)!
On Saturday, we swung by Stachowski’s Market to pick up some amazing sandwiches for a Gravelly Point picnic with friends — including the colossal 4-meat grinder, a crowd-favorite meatball sub, pastrami, and turkey club, each of which fed 2-3 people.
Saturday night, we got a sitter and grabbed a quick drink at Graffiato (my Gin Blossoms was nice, but Liz’s Tony Starr 3.0 was the jackpot as the smoky mescal and charred lime played off the blood orange and other citrus flavors nicely). Later, we met up with Sarah and Adam to check out the new izakaya on the second floor of Daikaya. So many dishes to recommend, including the crispy Brussels sprouts and pork belly (pictured), the wasabi octopus, the fried garlic, the deceptively simple grilled avocado filled with ponzu sauce, and other delights.
Yesterday, we finished off the weekend grabbing brunch at Poste with my cousin. While Hugo managed to eat a little bit of everything while simultaneously dropping it on the floor, the wait staff was amazing, and he was a big hit with the other diners. We started off brunch with their fantastic (and apparently award-winning) maple-bourbon glazed doughuts, in honor of this being doughnut week in DC. (We did not make it out to the newly-opened GBD or Astro Fried Chicken and Donuts, but we’ll probably burn off some calories before we venture out to those.
Last night, we detoxed, with a nice grilled chicken salad at home, taking advantage of some veggies we picked up at the Dupont Circle farmers market. We plan to eat a lot more salad in the coming days, as we love when “seasonal vegetables season” approaches each year.