Yellowtail sashimi – The Source

Yellowtail sashimi - The Source
Pickled jalapeno, citrus ponzu. Happy hour 3 food items for $22
The Source, Washington DC

This is a pretty good appetizer! You can choose any 3 items on their lounge menu for twenty two bucks. Count me in! This sashimi was ok. I question the freshness of the fish. It didn’t taste old or bad, but it also didn’t taste super fresh.

Atlas District Common draft beer - The Source
Atlas District Common draft beer. $8

Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon VA.

Oysters on half shell – Hank’s Oyster Bar

Oysters on half shell - Hank's Oyster Bar
Kusshi oysters and Hood Canal oysters. Served with mignonette, fresh horseradish and lemon. Half dozen $13.50
Hank’s Oyster Bar, Washington DC

Finally, I found small, delicious oysters from the West Coast in DC! These were delicious especially since all I’ve encountered are the medium to large East Coast oyster which I don’t like very much. They tasted clean and briny and were perfect!

Goldfish crackers - Hank's Oyster Bar
Goldfish crackers. Complimentary

National Harbor
National Harbor MD.

Grilled calamari salad – Jane

Grilled calamari salad - Jane
Shaved celery, fresno chilies, garlic chips, oregano, aioli. $14
Jane, New York NY

UGH, this restaurant was SO annoying! Firstly, I couldn’t get water if my life depended on it, then they were out of taglitatelle so the waitress suggested this salad as an alternative. Imagine my surprise when everyone in our party got their large plates of steak, mussels, and salmon frites and I received this TINY bowl with a few bits of food in it. FML, who in would think that this dish is substantial enough to be an entree?! What a joke…

Manhattan Bridge
Manhattan Bridge.

Napoletana pizza – Marta

Napoletana pizza - Marta
Mozzarella, anchovy, red onion, thyme. $15
Marta, New York NY

Now this was a delicious pizza! The crust was perfectly thin and chewy and toppings were great. They were simple and of really great quality. A perfect combination that made for a yummy meal. NOMS!

Mortoni cocktail - Marta
Mortoni: Wodka vodka, campari, citrus, Q tonic. $10

Hedwig and the Angy Inch set, Belasco Theatre
Hedwig and the Angy Inch set, Belasco Theatre.

Roasted Jurgielewicz duck – Momofuku Ssam Bar

Roasted Jurgielewicz duck - Momofuku Ssam Bar
Lentil, carrot, prune. $24
Momofuku Ssam Bar, New York NY

I liked this dish, but I’m going to say that it was definitely on the salty side. The roasted duck tasted great (even though the skin was super chewy), but the duck egg rolls really didn’t have to be there. They were salty and the wrapper was oily. The lentil and duck combination was new to me and I liked it.

Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge.

Truffle tots – Tonic East

Truffle tots - Tonic East
Ketchup. $8
Tonic East, New York NY

I didn’t read good things about the food here, so I thought I’d play it safe with tater tots since I wasn’t really hungry anyway. You really can’t mess up fried tots, right? Anyways, these were actually pretty good and they give you plenty of them so it’s great for sharing.

Mimosa - Tonic East
Mimosa. Carafe $8
Uh, a great price when there’s no bottomless!

Classic car
Classic car.