From the Road

12 days, 0 posts. So sorry ’bout that. While trying to decide what worthwhile tidbit to write about next, here are a couple of highlights we’ll share from recent trips to NY and DC. If you plan on being in either of these places soon, give any of them an “eat-see-do.”

Mario Batali’s Eataly
A take-your-breath-away Italian food market in NY’s Flatiron District with mini restaurants/food stations, cured meats and cheeses, fresh meat and seafood, fruit and veggie stands, housemade pasta, baked goods, espresso and, oh, so much more. After a delicious pizza n’ pasta lunch, we lingered there a good long while. (And by the looks of the crowds, seems even New Yorkers are impressed. 🙂

Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

Eat, drink, read, hear music, meet friends. All of this can be accomplished at Kramer’s in DC. The New York Times says, “There is no place like it here. It is known throughout the town, almost entirely through word of mouth. Of course, anything worth knowing in Washington almost always is.”

We also made a pilgrimmage to Founding Farmers, a popular eatery owned by a collective of, you guessed it, farmers. Found in Foggy Bottom/West End at 1924 Pennsylvania Avenue, the restaurant serves up Modern American comfort fare made with sustainably farmed food. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it reminded us a bit of Empire State South in ATL. Both are definitely worth a visit. And may I just add that the Organic Cucumber Delight drink at FF was deee-lightful.

                                                               Founding Farmers
The highlight of the DC trip was getting to the National Gallery of Art for the Gauguin exhibit, a rethinking of the famous artist which examines his works in painting, ceramics, sculpture and printmaking. Simply amazing. Gauguin: Maker of Myth runs through June 5. Read The Washington Post’s review.
Note: Special thanks to Carol A. for her DC-Insider food tips!

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