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‘Two slices please’
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Ya’ll know how much I like bread. I’ve said it a lot. A LOT. I even reserve a category for best bread in my monthly round-up of the best dishes I’ve eaten that month, it is that essential (in my mind) to full meal enjoyment. So my carb-loving self has to give a shout out to Danielle O’Steen who contributed a piece to The Express that ran today all on restaurants that make their own bread. I gleefully drooled all the way to work, salivating over her round up of delicious gifts from the oven. (Sorry, Red Line riders, i was THAT drooling gross girl this morning. That was me.)

Now, this may come as a shock to readers, but ya’ll that bread, you eat? Typically NOT made at the place you are eating. Might even be shipped in from New York, Philly, or uh, anywhere. And in these economic times, in-house bread is something places can cut back on. (SAD TO MY LIFE.) So it was glorious to see O’Steen point out all the places that ARE doing bread still. She mentions Potenza, 1789 Restaurant, Obelisk, 2941 Restaurant and Volt. Now, mind you, these places aren’t your typical Friday night meal out places (Uh, 2941, looking at you. Love your bread though. Call me.) but still, it’s good to know they’re out there.

Long live freshly baked bread!

Katie moved to DC in 2007, and has since embarked upon a love affair with the city. She’s an education reform advocate and communications professional during the day; at night and on the weekends, she’s an owner here at We Love DC. Katie has high goals to eat herself through the entire city, with only her running shoes to save her from herself. For up-to-the-minute news and reviews (among other musings), follow her on Twitter!

One thought on “Ahh, BREAD!

  1. A great place for fresh-baked bread/rolls is The Liberty Tavern in Clarendon. That is one of the many reasons I love Liberty Tavern and – in these tough economic conditions – it is one of the few places we choose when we eat out twice a month.

    It’s also pretty easy to make your own bread at home, if that’s your thing. I enjoyed my homemade challah this morning, and have blogged about making your own pizza dough (which could also be shaped differently and made into rolls): http://everyfoodfits.wordpress.com/2009/03/26/take-the-doh-out-of-dough/

    Long live freshly baked bread indeed!