D.C. Diary Part III

The third installment of D.C. Diary starts now. Take a tour through my world as I travel to NYC, celebrate the 4th of July and entertain you with my obsessive food pictures. 

The donuts were practically forced upon us after finishing our entrees at Matchbox. After taking one bite of the orange scented donuts with kaluha and cream dipping sauce, I knew why our waiter was being so pushy. 

Feeling all cool and popular inside when my fav DC foodgrammer reposted my Farmers Fishers Bakers oatmeal pic. 

Pre-New York meal at Roti. The Chipotle styled restaurant with Mediterranean flair is right across from our dorm and way too delicious. I've decided I'm going to become a franchiser, so I can just bring all of my favorite DC restaurants back to Oklahoma with me. 

My colorful plate consisted of chicken roti, falafel, eggplant, pickled onions, cous cous, tomatoes, red curry sauce, hummus all on a bed of lettuce. 

My first love is DC, but my absolute/all time/can't beat it, favorite place is in New York. Got off the the bus in the big city and made a b-line to Milk Bar East Village for cereal milk soft serve with crunch and an iced coffee with cereal milk. 

PS450 was brunch like never before. Music blaring, lights dimming, beads hanging everywhere it was insane but way too fun. My chilaquiles consisted of shredded chicken, queso fresco, pico de gallo, and crushed tortilla chips all topped with an egg. Other popular dishes on the table were the smoked salmon eggs Benedict, s'mores french toast and BEC french toast meaning bacon, egg, and cheese.

Our New York clan for the weekend. 

Post brunch was a long leisurely walk to the Highline Standard hotel. The white and black with fresh greens and pops of yellow really striked my fancy. 

Dining al fresco, nothing better. 

Date night with my Kappa twin at the chic General Assembly was fresh ricotta dip to start and citrus halibut for dinner. 

Best weekend with my girl. 

Wondering around the west village by myself before meeting Claire and Mike for brunch.

Soft scrambled eggs and smoked salmon at The Dutch.

Shrimp fried rice, brunch style. Thanks Claire and Mike for my belated birthday brunch!

I've actually never had one of these strawberry shortcake ice cream pops until now. It was the perfect treat to cool off with in Central Park before heading back to D.C.

New York had me fooled and made me think I loved it more, but being back in the district, I'm thinking more straight. 

A scoop of green tea and a scoop of snickerdoodle cookie dough ice cream for a walk around Georgetown on a Monday night. 

Kimchi Ramen from Toki Underground, but delivered to the dorm. In order to avoid the hour long lines, we ordered take-out 24 hours in advance. My first ramen, and it was totally worth it. 

A delicious lunch treated by our boss with my fellow interns at Malmaison. I got the avocado, corn and tomato salad. The cobb and smoked salmon salad were also ordered. Mine was amazing but I am still wanting to go back for the cantaloupe and tomato salad. 

Brain Food Friday at work was brought to us c/o Sweet Green! 

This was my second time at Cava Mezze, but my first time for dinner. The first time was for Father's day brunch where we feasted on tapas sized plates of gyro hash and lamb benedict. Sydney and I went on a date here after Jazz in the Garden for one of her lasts meals. You start with warm pita, olives, harissa and oils, then we ordered the spicy lamb meatballs, the zucchini fritters, cheese dumplings and the chicken souvlaki.

We then opted for dessert wine, coffee, apple pie and chocolate mousse for a girl's night instead of going out. 

Le Diplomate! Anna is rubbing off on me and has me on a Frenchie kick!

Not a traditional French dish, but they know how to make some mac and cheese. 

A cappuccino to start. 

And the mushroom tart to finish. I still dream of that mushroom tart. 

Every dish was beautiful, including Anna's salmon tartine. 

First time at a pool all summer, although after a little 'incident' no one was allowed in the pool for the rest of the day. Ahhh the joys of public pools.

The Jefferson by night. 

The Washington Monument and D.C. all lit up!

The oreo and nutella donut from GBD. So worth I don't even care that I'm posting a picture of me shoving it in my mouth, or shall I say, taking a bite?

Ted's Bulletin is the sweetest little diner restaurant on Capitol Hill. It was high on our list, mainly because of the homemade pop tarts. They use newspapers for menus and have old movies playing on the big screen in the main dining area. 

Of course I instagrammed the food, and then it also got regrammed by @dcdining

I purchased some fresh figs at Whole Foods, but then had no idea what to do with them. This was the most delicious and pretty little dinner I have ever whipped up. Recipe here.

Lemonade and pistachio Pinkberry topped with dark chocolate crunches, granola and raspberries. 

I often catch myself snapping pics of Georgetown on my walk to or from work. The colors and the quaintness gets me every day. 

Every corner of the Georgetown neighborhood streets has the most breathtaking brownstones and greenery. 

Kate and Melissa finally got in town for the 4th after spending the night in the Chicago Airport because of Hurricane Arthur. Our first dinner was at Farmers Fishers Bakers because I can't get enough. 

We did table side guac, pretzel rolls, and this wasn't mine, but I was eyeing the prosciutto and fig pizza all night. 

It didn't photograph well, but it's one of the best salads ever. The corn cake ranchero salad rivals my go to, fried brussels sprout salad.

Two best gal pals finally made it! 

Salmon scramble round 2 for a 4th of July brunch at Kramer's in Dupont. 

Take a freaking bite. Hot dogs on the fourth are a necessity. 

Good Stuff round three while new visitors where in town. A bunless steakhouse burger so I could un-guiltfully enjoy a hefty portion of village fries. 

Not, just, a shake. The whipped cream Good Stuff tops their shakes with is so thick it's like a scoop of ice cream.

Barbecue burger, village fries (sea salt, rosemary and thyme), oreo shake and toasted marshmallow shake all in view. 

Stuffed and feeling good after Mel and Kate's first Good Stuff Eatery experience. 

Made the hike to  La Colombe for breakfast after sending Kate and Melissa off! The hemp milk latte and pistachio morning roll did the trick.

Peek-a-boo white house. My view all the way down 16th St. in Logan Circle.

After trying Ted's Bulletin on Capitol Hill for brunch, we opted for the 14th street location for dinner. Look at all those homemade pop tarts, snowballs, donuts and scones. 

This one has the same 50s soda fountain feel, but slightly more modern and fancy. 

Just because I was there for dinner didn't mean I wasn't going to get a pop tart. 

The parisian chic interior of Malmaison. Same place where I got my avocado, corn tomato salad. This time I was just getting coffee which I must admit was very marginal, but the ambience of this place gets me every time. 

That's all for now with my D.C. updates. Only about two weeks left:(