But first, some inspiration from last week’s commenters:
• johnslau grabbed martinis and burgers at Urban BBQ in Sandy Spring, Md. He also reported going to Ricciuti’s in Olney for brick oven pizza and biscuits that are now on my must-try list (sweet potato and rosemary with local wildflower honey).
•The-Historian stayed home to cook a brandied cranberry short-rib stew, which sounds lovely, but tends to makes one feel bad if they’re known to use an oven for storage (and sometimes cupcakes).
Join the conversation:
Where did you eat this weekend?
All kitchen envy aside, we want to hear about your domestic culinary forays too so feel free to describe your creations in the comments.
I did make my way out this weekend for brunch at my go-to, Eggspectation, in downtown Silver Spring. It’s a chain restaurant and generally bustling on the weekends, but it has never failed me.
I ordered a California scramble — two eggs on an English muffin with tomato, green pepper, goat cheese and hollandaise sauce, with a side of potatoes and turkey sausage.
So whether you checked out the newest kids on the chopping block or headed to your favorite spot, tell us where you ate this weekend. Need inspiration for next week? We’ve posted last week’s reviews below — definitely tell us in the comments if you’ve already tried any of them.We may feature your comments in next week’s post.
Last week’s reviews:
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Where: 1602 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036
Tom Sietsema says: “Plan to go home with leftovers. Among the appetizers is bruschetta the size of a Sealy Posturepedic, a mattress of toasted bread covered by a field of chopped tomatoes and leavened with a bright pesto. A satisfying plate of sausage and cheese could fuel a small office party.”
Where: 16th and K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
Tom Sietsema says: “The prettiest appetizer is also the most problematic. A trio of hard-shell tacos, presented in a sleek metal rack, shatter upon impact, sending pink bits of smoked salmon, capers and creme fraiche in all directions; not the sort of scene you want for a business meeting. Easier to maneuver (and fun to share) are fritters filled with melted Camembert and sweetened with lingonberry jam.”
Where: 900 19th St. NW, Washington, DC 20006
Catherine Zuckerman says: “Vegetarian taste buds will delight in garlicky tofu, or butternut squash scented with ginger and coconut (both $6.25). Sandwiches can be made over as lettuce wraps; all meats and squash are cooked sous-vide (in sealed plastic bags, submerged in warm water for several hours).”
You’ll also want to check out Justin Rude’s thorough Kebab roundup, which spotlights kebab houses in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
And if you take your camera with you on your dining excursions, be sure to upload snapshots to our dining out gallery.