Although on the first day in DC, we did well enough finding vegan food without trying too hard, Friday we made some deliberate stops.
G and I woke up and were off, braving the Metro (really not a bad system, maybe a little outdated, but the ticket-buying process was da woist! as we say here in NY) up to the Columbia Heights section, visions of Sticky Fingers' platters dancing in our heads.
Well, they only serve platters on weekends but that turned out okay anyway.
Breakfast burrito was big and awesome:
We couldn't stop there, though. This is a vacation. Greg ordered a sticky bun and a sweet and salty cookie:
Greg took this shot from the bathroom before we left:
We walked from here down to U Street, to the historical African American district (we went into Busboys & Poets, mostly to look around the political bookstore inside, but were not about to eat again after that huge breakfast,) over to a comic book store for Greg, then up to the 9:30 Club, a historic venue if yr into old school punk n' stuff. (Which ummm I am.) Fittingly, some graffiti nearby:
We stopped into a cafe across the street from 9:30 Club for some refreshing beverages, to rest our feets, and to regroup:
We then meandered around and then headed to P and 9th where my friend Marta's mother owns Queen of Sheba Ethiopian restaurant. There are a ton of Ethiopian restaurants in the city (for reasons I do not know! It would be interesting to find out why) but of course we gotta rep my girl's fam.
G took this picture of the wreckage:
Then from HERE, we walked over to Dupont Circle. Finally a couple bookstores, a record store, and some youngfolk. We ate the Sticky Fingers cookie and some cherries for dinner (after stopping at Whole Foods - they were on sale for $1.99/lb!! I couldn't believe it!) and that was basically enough food for the day.
We went down towards the far end of the Mall as the sun went down.
Tomorrow: guess what? More food!