Do not feed the tourists after ten.

27 Sep

Over the weekend, my husband and I spent some time in Baltimore, Alexandria, and D.C.

And we nearly starved to death.

Being from a different time zone, we ate later than the locals. Being from Dallas, we ate way later than the locals.

There were no food options after ten. Nothing. Even the bars quit serving chips and dip. What were the drunks supposed to snack on?

I’m not sure how other states do it, but Texas is very friendly to people who like full meals in the middle of the night. Dallas, for example, has many 24-hour restaurants.

  • Cafe Brazil
  • Buzzbrew’s
  • IHOP
  • Denny’s

Each offers full breakfast and dinner menus all damn day long. And it’s fantastic. You want waffles after midnight? Sure thing. You want a salad at 7 AM? It’s yours.

It took an hour of walking door to door in search of something edible for us to realize how spoiled we really were.

Anyhoo, in Alexandria, VA, we eventually found the Barroom at Columbia Firehouse. And they had some pretty damn good offerings. (But we could’ve thought that simply because our stomachs were attacking other organs at that point.)

Their sauces were especially tasty. Buttermilk goat cheese dip. Smoked mayonnaise. And creamy pimento cheese. I’m not sure how you smoke mayo, but I’m going to dedicate the rest of my life to figuring it out.

I’ll have to share the sad tale of trying to find dinner in Baltimore (a 3-hour venture) some other time.

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One Response to “Do not feed the tourists after ten.”

  1. Chris September 27, 2010 at 9:51 PM #

    “I’m not sure how other states do it, but Texas is very friendly to people who like full meals in the middle of the night”

    Dallas is also full of obese people. And in 2010, Washington D.C. was named one of the healthiest cities in America. Just sayin! 🙂 Also, I hate when people say, “just sayin.”

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