Monday, April 5, 2010

food log: Sunday, April 4

Breakfast was a random mix of leftovers. I was in a hurry to meet Eric at Dupont Circle for a day at Smithsonian museums.

Gatorade, bread, jam, cashews
Random breakfast
By the way, if you want to keep some bread fresh overnight, just cover it with the shower cap from the vanity pack.

At the National Museum of American History, we got to see Julia Child's kitchen! It's cozy and really well equipped. We had to get our picture taken like cooking nerds.

After this tour, we were famished and stopped at the cafeteria for an all-american meal.
Pulled pork sandwich, potato salad, veggie salad, soda, cupcake - $25
Pulled pork sandwich, salad, potato salad, cupcake, soda - $25 at National Museum of American History cafeteria
Water - $3
Water near the museums - $3
Drinks are a real racket around the museums and other attractions in Washington. There's no store anywhere, and most museums won't let you enter with bottles, so you're stuck buying expensive drinks from the licensed vendors and chugging them.

Fortunatly, the drinks at the hotel were free.
Wine time at the hotel - free
Wine hour at Palomar Hotel
Free wine from 5 to 6: one of the many reasons why I love Kimpton Hotels.

For dinner, we went to Art & Soul and had some soul food.
Dirty Martini
Dirty Martini at Art & Soul
Bread at Art & Soul
Oyster hoecakes
Oyster hoecake at Art & Soul
Fried chicken with gravy, buttermilk mashed potatoes, collard greens
Fried chicken with gravy, buttermilk mashed potatoes, collard greens at Art & Soul
Éric had the lamb hoecake and scallops. He also helped me finish all that delicious fried chicken.
Éric's lamb hoecake
Éric's scallops and mashed sweet potatoes
Dinner at Art & Soul was $52 each, plus tip.

Money spent on food today: $80

Food log: Saturday, April 3

Room service breakfast - $29.48
Room service breakfast, tomato juice - $29.48 (!!) with charge and tip
SO expensive, but really good and it saved me time.

Lunch at the Capitol: BBQ chicken, mac & cheese, lemonade - $9.95
BBQ chicken, mac & cheese, lemonade at Capitol cafeteria - $9.95
Gatorade and UTZ chips - $5
Gatorade and a bag of chips in front of the Health Department - $4
I drank the gatorade right in front of the department of Health. Santé! I had the chips later.

Beer and Absolut New Orleans vodka - $43
Absolut New Orleans vodka - mango and black pepper ($24)
Fying Dog IPA beer - $14
The Absolut is mango and black pepper flavored. I don't really like mango, but I wanted to add a bottle to my vodka fridge.

I was BEAT from walking so much and I wanted to enjoy the nice room so dinner was once again room service.
Beet salad with goat foam
Beet salad with goat foam
Beet salad with goat foam
Polish stew, bread
Polish stew, bread
Polish stew
Banana foster cheesecake
banana foster cheesecake
Dinner was $47

Minibar cashews - $12
minibar cashews - $12

Money spent on food today: $136.48