Work Week Blues? Fight Back with a Fabulous Lunch at Fiola for $15

I don't know about you, but last week was a rough re-entry to work. I spent the holidays lazing by pools in sunny Florida and I was not ready for office life in cold DC on Monday. Luckily, I work in an amazing neighborhood full of people who are ready to escape for lunch with me on the fly.

My hump day salvation came via one of my Penn Quarter favorites, the newly opened Fiola by Fabio Trabocchi and their amazing $15 lunchtime special at the bar. Like 701 and Proof, if you sit at the bar (and really, that's the best spot to eat lunch) essentially you get to choose from a selection of entrees and pair it with a drink. At Fiola, that means bad ass bar manager Jeff Faile will be mixing up something fun, whether you choose the cocktail or the non-alcoholic choice.

Bring a friend so you can split one of the heavier (read, amazing comfort food for winter) entrees along with one of the lighter entrees like a salad. Here were my pics on a visit last week:

Fiola BLT Burger with Parmesan Fries (photo: Tammy Gordon)
I've had a lot of burgers in Washington, DC and the Fiola BLT Burger is one of the best. We paired it with the buratta which was atop a tangy artichoke salad. And, just like that... life looked a little bit sunnier.
Buratta over Artichoke Salad (photo: Tammy Gordon)
Have you been to Fiola yet? What's your favorite dish? (Me: I'm a sucker for Jeff's Manhattans, Chef Fabio's pastas and the bombolini with honey for dessert)

Fiola is located at 601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, however the entrance is really on Indiana Avenue (across from Penn Quarter Sports Tavern) and just a half block from the Archives-Navy Memorial Metro stop. Book your reservation through Open Table and follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Ready to take your Fiola Twitter love to the next level? Make sure you're also following Maria and Jeff.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Thanks for sharing this place! DC is one of my favorite cities, and I hope to go back within the next year or so!