Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Honeymoon - Day 9 - September 28, 2010

We jetted out of Atlantic City and wanted to stop and have lunch in Philadelphia since we have never been there.  The place we originally planned on eating ended up being closed so we pulled out our handy dandy smart phones and found a place close by called, Honey's Sit 'n' Eat.  Ok, so let's have a conversation about Honey's.  It's awesome with a really comfortable menu.  What I mean by that is that it's things you're familiar with, but done well or done differently, but not in such a dramatic way you would be uncomfortable ordering something.

I had the Spicy Avocado Tuna on wheat.  It had pico de gallo, sour cream, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion
and came with french fries.  The fries were better than the sandwich, which could have been a little spicier, but there were plenty of hot sauces on the table to remedy that.

Spicy Avocado Tuna on Wheat with those amazing fries, which surely had truffle oil or something.

Decent selection of hot sauce.

Jesse had the Brisket Soft Tacos which were topped with red onion and avocado sour cream and served with beans, lettuce, and pico de gallo.  They were really good.  Like really, really good.  The brisket was well cooked and well seasoned.  This is something he plans on replicating in our own kitchen eventually.

I mean, seriously, how good do these things look?

We also ordered two sides, the asparagus casserole and the mac and cheese.  The mac and cheese was creamy and rich and delicious, and the asparagus casserole would have been too had it not been actually cold when we got it.  It was even topped with onion rings!  We could have sent it back, but as everyone knows, that's kind of a crap shoot so we just picked through it.

The casserole and mac and cheese.

Oh, and while we were waiting to eat, this ad was on the place mat.  I mean, I get it, but really?  I wonder if this works...

Anyway, we finally made it to Washington D.C. where we met up with our friends Robert and Yenny Rivers.  We were staying at their place this night and they were nice enough to escort us not only out to dinner but also on a late night tour of the most popular monuments.  We went to dinner at Rosemary's Thyme.  Get it?  Rosemary's Thyme.  You know, because they're both spices but it also sounds like a name and/or phrase, right?  Get it?  Let's keep moving.  We planned or Peruvian, but it was closed to this menu looked decent.  The food wasn't terrible, just not quite there.  I had the Seafood Ravioli, which was black ravioli stuffed with crab and shrimp in a vodka cream sauce.  Like, I said, edible, but for $16 there should have been at least less shell if there weren't going to be more ravioli's.  Just saying.

We visited the Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Reflecting Pool and Lincoln Memorial and of course got glimpses of the White House and Capital, Jefferson Memorial, etc.

The escalator from the Metro.

Yenny and I on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
We had such a great time with Robert and Yenny and a big thanks for staying out so late with us on a 'school night!"  Mwah!
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