My husband took handle of this trip and planned our babymoon to Washington D.C. Due to recent outbreak of Zika virus, we had to skip out on the more glamourous sounding tropical vacations. When I think babymoon, I thought of lounging by the pool with belly out! It goes to show that it doesn’t matter where you go, but who your travel companions are. We also made the conscious effort to put our phones down and enjoy exploring a new city. Limited Snapping and Instagramming! It was a nice reminder before baby comes to stopping worrying about baby details and enjoy each other! This babymoon was everything I needed.
I also hit 31 weeks today! Walking around the city was doable but taking the Metro saved my feet. We visited the Smithsonian and National Air & Space Museum. We walked around the National Mall and visited the national monuments. Little one doesn’t seem to mind all the waking either (hope he loves to travel). Oh, and apparently baby has developed taste buds by this time. Hope he enjoyed all the good food we found here in the city! Here are our recommendations:
Beef N Bread
750 6th Street NW Washington, DC 20001
This small deli in D.C’s Chinatown was at the top of our list of places to try. Our hotel was very close to Chinatown and we were able to walk a short distance after arriving into town. We got the Cali Roast Beef sandwich and split it. We regret not ordering our own!
1501 96th Street NW Washington, DC 20001
We’re always in search of good Japanese ramen. Chef Myo Htun’s ramen, “The Chaplin”, did not disappoint! The pork/chicken shumai was amazing as well as the chicken katsu curry. Roger was also just in time for happy hour and enjoyed a nice diner beer. Baby Chan is craving a lot more sweets than I am used to. My matcha ice cream got a lot of stares from other guests, haha!
A Baked Joint
440 K Street NW Washington, DC 20001
Our favorite brunch spot and also in walking distance from our hotel. Roger always gets the cold brew coffee wherever we go and he loved the biscuit sammie. I enjoyed smoked salmon with fried capers! If we are ever back in the area we are most definitely going back!
1015 Half Street SE Washington, DC 20003
Crispy, sweet, AND spicy Korean style chicken wings… all of my favorite things in one. Bon Chon has several locations around the nation but none close to home. We stopped by for lunch and killed 20 wings between both of us! We went during a Nationals baseball game, so not much of a crowd too.
112 Blagden Aly NW Washington, DC 20001
This little gem was our fancy dinning splurge. We were walking back from Chaplin’s when we noticed the restaurant lights. This was one restaurant we didn’t plan on going to but found it to be a really special experience. The restaurant is tucked away in Blagden Alley. We loved the ambiance and enjoyed watching the chef at work in their open kitchen and wood fire oven. Every small plate we got was packed with flavor and we were in heaven trying new dishes. I think it reminded Roger and me of our spontaneity and adventurous spirit that we love about each other. Who knew food could do that right?!
You know dinner is going to be good when the Ciabatta bread and their own whipped butter is tastes amazing!
Seared Scallops is always my jam. Indulging in seafood is always a treat.
Loved the flavors of their Autumn Olive Pork with roasted strawberries.
Soft Shell Crab is always a hit or miss for me but they prepared this dish so nicely!
Of coarse we had to get dessert!! Delicious bourbon ice-cream :P.
Busboys & Poets
2021 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20009
Before heading home on Memorial Day we stopped by one more brunch spot. I had the sweet potato, kale, and poached egg with rice and a small latte (less than 250mg of caffeine don’t worry!).
Overall a relaxing mini-vacation with filled bellies (for me x2!). Hoping for a smooth 2 month prep before our little one arrives!