As always, a significant part of my trip revolved around eating and drinking delicious things with my friends.
Bar Charley (which in my mind I kept calling Charley's-you can take the girl out of Ann Arbor, but you can't take the Ann Arbor out of the girl!) for fancy drinks and small plates. The cheese board and brussels sprouts were amazing-but unless you're obsessed with olives, don't order them too! They do in fact come with the cheese board-a fact we were not clear on when ordering, ha.
Hannah and I went to breakfast on Saturday at The Diner...delicious food, not so delicious service. This can certainly be attributed in part to some extremely pushy customers-we debated enacting the karma ourselves but decided the universe could take care of it. I've definitely been missing Southern food and the biscuit it came with hit the spot.
Ted's Bulletin were simply perfection. I want to try every flavor! And the soft pretzels with pub cheese were an excellent accompaniment.
the Fainting Goat definitely blew Saturday's out of the water for both food and service, though maybe that's the unlimited Bloody Marys talking. Hannah described it as an Emma-type place, meaning artful presentation, attractive decor, and a nice selection of brunch cocktails. It might not have been the most appealing to Max, her boyfriend, but he was very accommodating. I loved the goat cheese skillet dip and avocado toast (basic bitch alert!), and definitely appreciated the bartender allowing us to retain our seats at the bar-and continuing to supply our Bloody Mary and mimosa refills-past the two hour limit.
D.C. is also home to some great chains-Cava please come to Boston ASAP! I loved getting to go to Le Pain Quotidien again (and with great company in Jen, a friend from a cappella in Ann Arbor). In conclusion-I need to return immediately!