Red Hot Weekend In the District…

10 May

A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of staying at Hotel Rouge, a small affordable gem of a hotel in Dupont Circle. It has a chic, sexy vibe complete with evening cocktails and tasty food in their restaurant.

Hotel Rouge lobby

When we weren’t hanging out there, we made sure to head over to Meskerem Restaurant, one of many delicious Ethiopian restaurants that helps make the D.C culinary scene unique. Here are a few pics from our time there…

Meat combo with fresh injera bread!

Of course during the day there’s always the Washington Mall, the White House, and the Capitol. But what if you’ve exhausted all the typical Washingtonian sites? Here are some of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon:
The Smithsonian: there’s no way you’ve seen all of it. And it’s free! I never get tired of the African Art Museum. 
Rock Creek Park: It’s an almost endless park and it’s a great place to escape from the city or have children run around, if they’re tagging along. 
Eastern Market: brings a little bit of old Europe to the mid-Atlantic with endless stalls that feature fresh fruit, cheese, meats, fish, flowers, everything!! There’s also a flea market!
Busboys and Poets: This Langston Hughes inspired restaurant/bookstore is a great place to get brunch, lunch, or dinner. 

Since I have so many friends who live in the district, I tend to spend my evenings catching up with them rather than checking out the club scene. But the next time I visit, I’d like to spend time in a live music spot with a sensual atmosphere, like Bossa Bistro and Lounge. It features down-tempo Latin music.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If you’re from the D.C area or you’ve just paid our nation’s capital a visit, and you know of any other places I should stop by on my next visit, let me know!      

Delicious red velvet cake at their restaurant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 Bon Voyaj,  
Dalia
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