Headed to Washington DC
Three weeks from today, my boyfriend and I will be driving down to Washington D.C.! I am super excited. We are going to bring our bikes and explore the city. Neither of us has ever been and we don't know what we should see first! We are planning a bike ride along the Potomac to George Washington's house, a ride by all of the must-see buildings and monuments, a few museum trips, and maybe a harbor cruise.
Are there any DC locals out there who can recommend restaurants or cool spots that we should check out? I did a quick google search and found Sticky Fingers. We will most likely be trying that place. But, what else?
If you like vegan "fake" stuff and hard rock, make sure to get brunch at Asylum. Sat and Sun 12-5 in Adams Morgan. I always get the vegan breakfast sandwich with soysage and a basket of waffle fries. Service can be pretty slow, but the food is awesome.
2471 18th Street Washington, DC NW 20009 202.319.9353
You should definitely check out Soul Veg and Everlasting Life, both on Georgia Avenue. Vegan soul food, to die for! Java Green is renowned and veryvery good, but a bit expensive-- and their newly-opened sister restaurant Cafe Green is not worth the $$, in my opinion (however, I haven't been since I moved away in the fall).
DC is great for ethnic food. You can find good Korean, Ethiopian, Malaysian... I wrote an article with my partner that mentions a few of my favorites: http://www.dcvegan.com/2009/07/the-unlikely-contenders/
As for other things to do, I'd suggest the drum circle at Malcolm X Park on Sunday afternoon (get a picnic from Everlasting Life and go over to hang out), bike the Anacostia riverfront, go for a free evening concert at the Millenium Stage at the Kennedy Center (every weekday at 6pm). Enjoy! I'm heading back for a visit in early May myself-- I'm so excited to get back to my hometown for a week!!
I LOOOVE Sticky Fingers. My absolute favorite.
Busboys & Poets is a great option, too--there's one at 14th & V, one at 5th &K, and one in the Shirlington area of Arlington. They aren't exclusively vegan, but they have quite a variety of delicious vegan options (and an awesome fair trade bookstore).
Enjoy your trip!