All photos by the author
Capitalizing on his new cookbook Nature, as well as an economy in the early stages of recovery, Chef Alain Ducasse is launching a new lunch program at Adour at the St. Regis hotel. I was invited to attend a preview of the new “simple, healthy, and delicious” lunch menu hosted by the chef himself. Having enjoyed one of the best meals of my life at another of his restaurants, I jumped at the chance.
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‘4 Sep 2010 – No 055’
courtesy of ‘B Jones Jr’
I know we’re all busy honoring military veterans today, but everyone needs to eat. And if you’ve got today off, you’ve got a great chance to catch some of DC’s best restaurants for cheaper: lunch!
Here are some must-try lunch specials around our fair District. Continue reading →
courtesy of ‘yospyn’
After yesterday’s closings, it’s a glorious return for the Food Truck Tracker. Fan favorites like Fojol Bros, Lobster Truck and DC Slices all out in full force. Heat shouldn’t be too bad today, so get out and get your NOM on! Continue reading →
courtesy of ‘BrianMKA’
There’s a fair amount of food truck closings/different locations due to today’s weather. We’ve moved those trucks that are closed/not operating today to the middle of the Potomac, because let’s face it, we’re all under water right now.
If you are going to brave the weather and head out to a food truck, best to check that food truck’s specific website or twitter feed to be sure they’re operating and to double check their location. Continue reading →
‘taco and popcorn cart’
courtesy of ‘staceyviera’
Running out for lunch is a perfect excuse to leave your desk for a while, and forget the ringing phone and incoming email. There are plenty of lunch options around the city, but after a while, the Quiznos gets boring and there are only so many Chop’t salads one can eat. Enter: the food carts. Some of our city’s food carts are dependable – always on the same corner, same time, every day. Other carts are slightly less predictable, and use the marvels of modern technology to alert fans where they are headed for the day. But no matter the style, the food remains the focus, and the best part of all. So, I’ve got a totally subjective, not-at-all comprehensive guide to some of the most popular and well-loved food carts in DC.
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courtesy of ‘Jenn Larsen’
But really, isn’t $10 all British food is worth? (Ouch, I guess I’m snarky today.) But whatever, point is: CommonWealth, the People’s Gastropub in Columbia Heights now offers two affordable lunches perfect for the busy weekday. Available Monday through Friday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., The Local and The Ploughman’s Lunch specials feature Executive Chef Jamie Leeds British-inspired and American-bred classics.
Sigh, I love thrifty deals.
The Local includes a half of the daily sandwich, a mug of house-made soup or a house salad and half a pint, tea/coffee or soft drink for $10. The Ploughman’s Lunch is “inspired from the bygone era, when a ploughman packed his lunch with classic readily available items that would keep while he worked in the fields”. CommonWealth’s Ploughman’s Lunch includes surrey ham, wildflower cheddar, pickled cabbage, apple and freshly baked bread for $9. I don’t know when a plowman ever picked a pig out in the field, but I get the drift.
I’ve never been, personally, to Commonwealth but it’s on my ever-growing list. WLDC Author Jenn quite likes it, so I think you should be all set to spend time out on their patio this spring, enjoying your cheap lunch with a side of chess or checkers.
Just not on election day. It’s a fine day for the list of sandwiches for people in line to go flying out of your coworker’s hand, isn’t it? It’s not enough that you had to spend your lunch hour(s) in long lines, but on top of it the person who made the food run screwed the pooch.
Did you actually get proper sustenance today or were you stuck in line with a bunch of other grumpy, hungry people?
Regardless, at least you did your civic duty. For that I thank you.