Bludso’s BBQ opened up a location around the corner from me and I was there last week for their opening day. About 20 other BBQ loving people were lined up when they opened on President’s Day.
They serve all their meat by the pound (or by links) and we had a pound of ribs and 1/4 pound of brisket, which was way too much for 2 girls lol. For sides we had Potato Salad, Collard Greens and Mac N Cheese.
You have your choice of hot vs. regular BBQ sauce. I like spicy but not too spicy so I chose the regular sauce. Everything was cooked to perfection. They also serve a large selection of cocktails including mint julep on tap. I’m not quite sure what that means but they are STRONG. Their jackpot cocktail is also delicious.
I had the pleasure of visiting DC for the Inauguration last month and had an incredibly tasty meal at Farmers Fishers Bakers.
They had a great cocktail menu and even give the option of letting the bartender concoct a drink for you. I had the Bourbon Julep and it was refreshing and strong. The Mixologist Jon Arroyo is an LA Native.
On the top right was a crab cake sandwich that was amazingly fresh and delicious. All of their sushi dishes had their own little spin to them. We had Citrus Salmon (Blood Oranges, Pomegranate Creme Fraiche, Orange Oil, Ponzu Sauce); Red Curry Scallops (Fennel fronds, Cucumber, Asparagus), Salmon Crudo (Tomatoes, Basil, Sundried Tomato, Ponzu Sauce); Big Eye Tuna (French Feta, Gold Beets, Endive, Balsamic Glaze, Ponzu Sauce).
For dessert we had Uncle Bucks Beignets with Bourbon Caramel Sauce. That sauce is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.
We also had the Butternut Cake with Salted Bourbon Caramel Ice Cream. The thought of it just makes me drool all over my keyboard.
I had dinner at The Bazaar by Jose Andres this week. Always a wonder dining experience. I find myself trying to order anything that sounds obscure (or just plain delicious) like Ceviche and avocado roll, Wild mushroom rice, Jamon iberico and fried farm egg with truffle butter and “your life will change” dashi linguini (with Parmesan, quail egg, basil). My life was changed- Jose does not lie.
For dessert I had the hot chocolate mousse, but the best was the Nitro Coconut Floating Island and Dark Chocolate Pop Rocks that my friend ordered.
I’m ready to go back now…who’s with me??
The Parish opened about 6 months ago and the first time I went I had some delicious cocktails and deviled eggs. This time around I couldn’t resist opting for a full meal- I was not disappointed!
The restaurant is located on Main Street between 8th and 9th in a BEAUTIFUL flatiron building. I believe the bottom is mostly a coffee shop and small outdoor area and the upstairs has a bar, gorgeous leather seating and a dark wood bar.
I ordered the Black Bee (not pictured), which is bourbon, honey, lemon juice and stout. I’m not much of a beer drinker but the chocolately taste of the stout made this drink incredible. How funny are the quotes on their menu?
For dinner I split Deviled Eggs, Brussel Sprouts and Ricotta dumplings with my friend. Everything was tasty and reasonably priced. I highly recommend it for a date, casual happy hour or even just to grab a drink. I have yet to try their breakfast (it looks divine!) but I will report back!