Aggie's Kitchen

Long Weekend in D.C….

I was lucky enough to sneak off and tag along with my husband on a business trip to Washington D.C. this past weekend. I haven’t been to the capital since I was in middle school so I was really excited about seeing the monuments and visiting the museums…and of course checking out some of the local eats. With a little research and some asking around we dined at some great places in D.C.! Not one bad meal…

We arrived early on Friday and after dumping our luggage at the hotel we immediately walked a few blocks over to see the White House…I’ll tell you, I had to catch my breath as I walked up on it, it’s one thing to see it on TV or in pictures, but to be standing so close in front of it left me speechless for a moment…

Our first lunch was a special one…my hubby was born in Maryland and has a thing for steamed blue crabs. We heard about the Dancing Crab online, and couldn’t wait to check it out. Dancing Crab is in Tenley Town right near American University. We settled into our booth (we were the first customers of the day…) and ordered 1/2 dozen jumbo crabs and a pitcher of beer.

The crabs were great (though we wished they were just a little bigger) and it was the perfect way to start our weekend tour around D.C…

And of course…more eating along the way…

Ella’s Wood Fired Pizza

(the best sangria…we’ll take a carafe…why not?)

(mozzarella filled risotto balls…)

(Pizza Napoletana…capers, anchovies, tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella)

Gordon Biersch
(Hefeweisen for her…)
(Sampler for him…)
(Tapas for us…service and food was outstanding!!)


(a little tableside guacamole…)
(serrano chiles, limes, salt, cilantro muddled and combined with fresh avocados, more lime, more salt and crumbled queso fresco..heavenly.)
(My first taste of ceviche…Red snapper ceviche with avocado in salsa mexicana of tomato, sweet onion, cilantro and lime juice…I’m in love.)
Old Ebbitt Grill
(Sunday Brunch at this historic establishment…Eggs Chesapeake – poached eggs and jumbo lump crab cake on English muffin with Chesapeake sauce)

yogen fruz

(my afternoon obsession – conveniently right next door to my hotel)

Tony Cheng’s

(we waited for what seemed like forever for a table…but we are happy to say it was worth the wait…
the best Chinese food we’ve had in a long time)
(my fortune cookie says it all…)

PS…a big thank you to Uncle Joey and Lindsey for taking such good care of the little ones this weekend…xoxo


Are you following me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest? If you’d like to subscribe to Aggie’s Kitchen and have each post delivered straight to your e-mail box, then please add your email here. Happy cooking!

There are affiliate links in this post. I make small earnings through any purchases made through these links. Thank you for supporting Aggie’s Kitchen!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

15 comments on “Long Weekend in D.C….”

  1. I had the best time with you. What an awesome post. DC is not the same without you. Can't wait to get home.

  2. What a fun trip. I love DC. Glad you had a nice time. All of the food looks very tasty!

  3. Now I'm hungry! Your husband is so sweet.

  4. Sounds like you had a great trip! Love that pic of your hubby with the crab 🙂

  5. How fun and very cool that you got to go along with your husband! I love fresh crab with tons of old bay in the summer 🙂 Nothing like it.

  6. Aggie,
    Welcome home! Wow, what a trip. Now I'm really jealous. We want to go back and visit D.C. so bad. The girls would love it. Those crabs bring back so many memories of steamed crabs we had growing in Maryland. I love the picture of Larry with the crab…cute! It looks like you went to some amazing restaurants and of course the DC sites. Can't wait to hear more about it.

  7. What wonderful pictures. Thank you for the wonderful food tour. It sounds like you had a marvelous time. A change of pace can be awfully nice.

  8. Glad you had fun! Those risotto balls look unreal.

  9. So glad you had a good time and good food. You picked them well!


  10. Glad to see that you had a fun time here in DC! Looks like you ate at some excellent places!

  11. Thanks so much for the tour,Aggie. I bet you had a great time. Gosh, those crabs are mouth watering..

  12. WOW – you guys had some amazing eats in DC!! Glad you had such a great trip!

  13. Looks like a FABULOUS trip! We are headed down for a weekend soon, so I'm going to keep the list of places you ate handy in case we can squeeze them in… of course, the kiddo's are going w/us so I'll check the menus on-line first! 😉

  14. It sounds like you had a fab time in DC! I actually live in DC and love the places you picked to eat 🙂 I've been meaning to go try the Dancing Crab… How I heart Maryland crabs.

  15. What a fun trip! Looks like you had a great time and ate lots of great food. Yay! for relaxing without kids!!