Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Old Ebbitt Grill
Since we haven’t taken any trips this year for a variety of reasons, we thought it might be a good idea to become a tourist in DC and find things in town that might be interesting. It started with a trip to the cheesy Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and another to the National Gallery of Art to see Cezanne’s work. Some are close enough to walk; others are on the metro line. Some of them we combine with breakfast or lunch. Today was a good day to go back to Old Ebbitt Grill. It is located just a block from the White House and is always busy. I would consider it a tourist trap and we have been there at least two or three times before. It was our first stop after taking the metro to Metro Center and walking a couple of blocks. The timing was good for breakfast at 1030 and it beat both the early morning crowd and before lunch group. We got a decent green velvet covered seat booth near the halfway point of the very large separate dining spaces. My husband got his French toast which was sort of drippy - not so hot. I got a safer western omelette, which was okay. I never expect the food to be good, but it’s a staple in the area. From there we were headed to the Burning Man exhibit at the Renwick Gallery. More on that later.