Happy hour $3
Graffiato, Washington DC
These tasted great, but they were definitely over-fried, boo! The exterior color was not appealing and had an unpleasant flavor. The interior was delicious though and I loved the bed of crumbled cheese.
Brown Derby: bourbon, grapefruit, honey. Happy hour $6
Arts and Industries Building.
Roasted turkey, shrimp, mussels, clams, cannellini beans, tomatoes, corn and lima beans. Served with grits and cornbread. $12.95
The Trellis Restaurant, Williamsburg VA
This was a super-hearty dish and it had a very nice rich and well-develop flavor. I also loved the grits. They give you a very healthy portion, and I couldn’t finish it because I wanted to save room for dessert. That and I was drinking the rest of my calories, hehe!
Traditional Bloody Mary: house-made bloody mary mix. $7
On a brioche bun, side of asparagus. $10
Gershwin’s, Norfolk VA
A friend and I had done a dinner cruise on the Elizabeth River, but wanted to extend our night so we ducked into Gershwin’s for some live entertainment. We sat at the bar and enjoyed talking with our friendly (and talkative) bartender. Even though we already had a full dinner on the cruise, we decided to split a burger anyway. And I must say that the burger (half) was pretty tasty!
The Washington: a Manhattan made with cherry infused bourbon. $10
Spirit of Norfolk.
Tortilla chips topped with she-crab soup, backfin crab, shrimp, melted mozzarella cheese, lettuce, diced tomato, Old Bay and scallions. Served with sour cream and Hell sauce. $10
Hell’s Kitchen, Norfolk VA
This was certainly interesting. I wanna say that I liked it, but here was also something about it that wasn’t fresh tasting. It definitely wasn’t healthy but I didn’t expect it to be either. The bad eater in me says “Yes” while the common sense side says this was “disgusting”!
Bulleit bourbon Manhattan. $7.75
Dynamite: tempura calamari, spicy scallop, spicy lump crab, habanero tobiko, soy bean paper. Happy hour $7
Spider: tempura soft shell crab, spicy napa cabbage, asparagus, habanero tobiko. Happy hour $6
The Hamilton, Washington DC
Thank goodness The Hamilton was able to restore my confidence in DC’s ability to serve sushi worth eating after my horrible experience at Asia Nine! These rolls were fun and delicious, and you can’t beat their happy hour prices!
Dancing Manhattan: Dancing Pines bourbon, Dolin Vermouth Rouge, splash of Angostura bitters, bourbon soaked cherry. $13
The Concert For Valor. We couldn’t get very close to the stage, but there were screens everywhere and everyone had a great time!
White wine and garlic broth. $11.50
Logan Tavern, Washington DC
These mussels were a mess! They were gritty and the actual mussel flesh were SO tiny. The herbs and other ingredients were also too large to navigate through to easily eat anything. And the broth was bland and boring.
Watermelon Basil Slush: shaved ice, vodka, watermelon, basil, sparkling wine. $8
Sweet but not very refreshing. Definitely not worth the calories.
Bread and butter. Complimentary
Best part of this meal! That’s sad…
White House from the South Lawn.
Vodka and cranberry juice.
Number Nine, Washington DC
They have a pretty good 2-for-1 happy hour here. It’s one of those places where you get a drink at a time and have to go back for the second. I’m used to San Francisco where they give you both drinks at once. I’m sure you get less drunk the DC way. LOL
William Tecumseh Sherman Monument.