Sure they make awesome salads (which I will be consuming by the barrel when the new Penn Quarter shop opens across from my office), but my favorite cozy go to order is a melty sub on their awesome bread with a side of risotto balls.
|Taylor Gourmet Risotto Balls & Subs|
The Donut Trend
Why did I decide to do this at the same time as Chef Jason Gehring opened Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, Chef Tiffany MacIsaac is opening a new donut shop and I have those insane lemon donuts at Palena Market a block from my house? I can give up cupcakes... but donuts?
|Lemon Donut at Palena|
|Evil Tiffany MacIsaac Donut from her pop up at Salt & Sundry|
Baked Goods from Blind Dog Cafe
I could go 30 days without tasting the best chocolate chip cookie in Washington, but how can I get my latte without one of their creative scones of the day or the Bacon Goat Cheese Croissant sandwich? Breathe.
Mexican Corn at El Chucho
I'll give you that not every menu item is a win at El Chucho, but they do veggies well. Especially the Mexican corn which is so creamy, cheesy and sweet corn-y that it will look like the best splurge ever when I cross that Paleo threshold.
|Mexican Corn at El Chucho|
Everything at Fiola
I guess the upside is that Fiola does healthy well. Maria's lunch menu always has amazing salads, veggies and fresh grilled fish that will make me feel fabulous *and look fabulous* all while staying on my challenge. The downside... no Cacio & Pepe or Bolognese for the next 30 days. Ooh, or Jeff Faile's Manhattans... shit, why did I agree to this?
|Bolognese at Fiola|
So, I'm gonna assume no noodles are allowed on the #30DayTransformation. Maybe I could just get a bowl of broth, pork belly and fried egg?
|Toki Underground Ramen (photo: Jenna Golden of Eat More. Drink More.)|
- The Everything Potatoes at Range
- Sunflower Flax Bread by Atwater's Bakery at the Dupont Circle Farmers Market
- Whisked pies
- French Toast at Medium Rare
- Goat Cheese Naan at Rasika
- Lasagna & Risotto at Dino
- Agnolotti at Graffiato
What else? Tweet me or tell me in the comments what you'd miss most if you were giving up carbs for 30 days.