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Eats & Treats: Washington D.C. & Virginia

Eats & Treats: Washington D.C. & Virginia - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog

Something I always look forward to when traveling, whether domestically or internationally, is the food! I love to eat so of course I love to see the best a city has to offer. Visiting DC I knew I was in store for some good eats, and I was not disappointed. So, here are a few restaurants you should be sure to check out the next time you’re in the area!

1) Sticky Rice, 1224 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

The sticky wings and edamame were delicious and the perfect afternoon snack that won’t empty your pockets costing less than $15. Luckily, we were there in time for happy hour (Monday-Friday, 4-7pm) and were able to take advantage of those drink specials as well. Eats & Treats: Washington D.C. & Virginia - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog2) Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

As a fried chicken connoisseur, I know good fried chicken when I taste it, and THIS WAS GOOD FRIED CHICKEN! Have you ever had food so good you want the people around you to try it so that someone else could understand what you are experiencing? That happened! I made my friend take some, and he agreed that this was some good chicken! Eats & Treats: Washington D.C. & Virginia - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogEats & Treats: Washington D.C. & Virginia - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog 3) Alero Lounge, 1301 U St NW #113, Washington, DC 20009

Alero Lounge was another restaurant we came to at just the right time because happy hour was taking place, and we were able to score some good food at great prices. The food and drinks were really good, and I highly recommend the plantains. I’m very particular about how mine are prepared, but these were just right! If the weather permits, try to get seating outdoors.Eats & Treats: Washington D.C. & Virginia - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogEats & Treats: Washington D.C. & Virginia - I'm Taking Off - A Travel Blog4) Blue Light Grill, 120 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Main Street in downtown Charlottesville offers a wide variety of restaurants to choose from but the Blue Light Grill caught my attention, and I’m so glad it did. While most of the other restaurants had a wait, they were able to seat us immediately, and the food was delicious. I’m not a big seafood lover, but the fish and chips looked really good on the menu, so I figured I give it a try. The Alaskan Cod and fries were an excellent choice and my friend raved about his Oyster Po’ Boy sandwich.Eats & Treats: Washington D.C. & Virginia - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogEats & Treats: Washington D.C. & Virginia - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogEats & Treats: Washington D.C. & Virginia - I'm Taking Off - A Travel BlogAfter eating so well the weekend I was in Washington DC and Virginia, I was joking that the next time I return I’m going to go on a food tour but who am I kidding? That was not a joke and I intend to do just that!  Ben’s Chili Bowl? Wings with Mumbo Sauce? Jumbo sliced pizza? I have to try it all!

Are there any other eats and treats I need to try that are native to the DC area? Drop me a comment below and let me know!

Be sure to check out my other posts covering my time spent in DC:
Your Crown Has Been Paid For: The Million Man March
Memorials, Monuments & Museums: A Day in Washington D.C.
Riley Reid Euphoria Fleshlight
Vigrx plus review and coupon codes
History & Charm: A Day in Charlottesville, Va


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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Kasi
    November 3, 2015 at 2:20 AM

    Great post! You hit some good spots! There are way too many other good food spots to name here in DC, but to name a few: Founding Farmers, The Lincoln, The Park, Cuba Libre, Lauriol Plaza, and Eatonville 🙂 #BLMGirls

    • Reply
      Sanura
      November 3, 2015 at 8:02 AM

      I’ve heard so many good things about The Founding Farmers but unfortunately, it was after my trip :-/. I also saw Eatonville across from Busboys & Poets and I ran over to see what it looked like on the inside lol because I love Zora Neale Hurston. I didn’t get a chance to eat there, but these two are definitely on my to-do list the next time I return! Thank you for reading and for the recommendations!

  • Reply
    ~ carmen ~
    October 30, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    Alero Lounge sounds right up my alley. You can’t be good food at a good price. You just can’t. :]

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    • Reply
      Sanura
      November 2, 2015 at 7:22 AM

      Agreed! 🙂

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