I am so sad to say that this is officially my last OJBG Weekend Walk-In’s post. I will be leaving the country to adventure in Milan as an undergrad for a semester. It has been a pleasure to review and share all of my restaurant findings with you. I hope that you have had as much fun with them as I have. However, DO NOT FEAR because OJBG’s Weekend Walk-In’s will still happen EVERY Friday. Also, check out OJBG’s newest project, “Secret Project”, a visual spin-off of these blog posts focused on featuring all of the faces and places we love in DC! You can watch the first segment of the Spanish Steps in Kalorama, an ideal spot for modern lovers at night in DC, here! PS: Look out for new editions to the Secret Project every Monday at OJinBG.com/secretproject
1. Clyde’s of Georgetown
A friend of mine is currently working as a hostess at Clyde’s and suggested I try it out the next time I’m in Georgetown. Well, I DID, and I have excellent things to say. It has that warm, old-school bar feel with all of the classic Americana dishes you love but can’t always find, including their famous Crab Cakes. An added bonus: everyone I encountered who worked there was genuinely SO NICE and I definitely can’t say that for every restaurant I have been to. The next time you’re shopping in Georgetown, stop on over and grab a bite. You won’t regret it.
*Tip: The Brownie Sundae makes life so amazing.
2. Das Ethiopian
If you’re looking for an adventurous new pick, hit up Das Ethiopian in Georgetown. Well, for those of you who are Ethiopian aficionados, this may not be an adventure, but for those of you who have never tried Ethiopian food before like myself, then you are in for a real treat. No utensils are involved which means this is either a really bad idea for a date place or an EXCELLENT idea for a date place- I choose the latter
*Tip: If given the option, choose to sit out on the patio. It provides for great people watching on a cool, summer night.
3. Shake Shack
Okay, so I know this is probably a no-brainer for DC veterans and people all over the country since it’s a chain, but I am still going to rave about it. I had never been there until yesterday and I am so madly in love. I understand its far from fine dining, but it’s still incredibly delicious and everyone should experience it at least once.
*Tip: You have to go classic: burger, fries, shake, bliss.