That’s right, thecomfykitchen.com is visiting Washington, D.C. this week. As with all good vacations, it’s best to prepare ourselves for the inevitable queues, lines and waiting times associated with heavy tourism…. even on the airplane… but, it’s all good, because…this is my last post from D.C. complete with the traditional tourism photos, details, food-tography and more!
Number of days away from my stove – 6 (August 28 – September 2, 2014)
Theme Song – (all good trips have one!) Taylor Swift “Shake it Off.”
Accommodations – Grand Hyatt Washington
Favorite Food Finds – The Pumpernickel Bar (kielbasa, Dijon, honey, pumpernickel) and the Signature Burger both at the Grand Hyatt (sweet potato challah, Talbot reserve cheddar, bacon, rosemary caramelized onions, yummo!) and the balsamic bruschetta (roma, garlic, balsamic glaze, parm, feta, basil on a toasted baguette) at the Hard Rock Café.
Creepiest Food Find – Randomly found my name on a Diet Coke bottle…awkward!
Unexpected Food Find – The Pinstripes Chefs Garden in Georgetown – check it out! It was just hanging out at the bus stop!
Lest we forget the French! – Macarons Happy Dance!
Favorite Memory – Dad and I sitting on top of the WWII Memorial! (Mummy took the photo!)
D.C. REALTY – TOURIST STYLE
Honey…I bought a pretty, new, white house! It’s a little smaller than what we talked about, but surely we can manage. Built in 1792, it’s in remarkably great shape given that 44 or so families have resided here! Perhaps, the U.S. Treasury can help us pay for it! Even though this is a simple real estate transaction, there may be some Capitolean legal issues to discuss. Hopefully, these are easily resolved as I’d hate to get the big guys at the Supreme Court (not pictured) involved! Theoretically, the house comes complete with a (national) archive, a gourmet Julia Child style kitchen, trips down Kennedy memory lane, quaint Georgetown neighborhoods with querky half streets…wait, what? What criteria determines whether it’s a full street versus a half street?? There’s the old post office with its vintage mailbox, Ford’s theatre, although given that President Lincoln was assassinated here, perhaps we should move on to…celebrity neighbors. Yay! Beautiful gardens complete with statues, monuments and a outdoor Christmas tree! So on and so forth! Behold, Washington D.C.