This past weekend I made my summer baseball trip to DC and Baltimore. I left Raleigh early Saturday morning and was checked into my hotel outside DC by noon. After checking in I set out for the one of my favorite places in DC the Maine Avenue fish market.
I love walking around this area and seeing all the different things offered. One of my favorite parts of DC.
I got lunch from Captain White’s Seafood City. The combo of shrimp and crab cake (the 1st
of many crab cakes on this trip) was very good but the collards were excellent.
Saturday night was the Cincinnati Reds visiting the Washington Nationals. As a life-long Reds fan I had been looking forward to seeing the Reds for the 1st
time in a along while. They did not disappoint me and got the victory.
I really like the Nationals ballpark. A cool place with easy access to the Metro.
The Nationals also have some of the coolest mascots in sports…..
In the middle of the 4th
of each game the presidents have a race. Poor Teddy has not won a race all season.
Sunday morning I took the Metro to Rosslyn and walked across the Key bridge into Georgetown.
After a hot sweaty walk around Georgetown I went back to the hotel for a shower and back to the ballpark for Reds-Nationals part 2.
You never quite know what you’ll see in DC…..
The ball park has a great selection of food and I decided to try the pit beef. The beef was pretty good (a little too done) but the horseradish sauce was pretty poor. Either the horse or the radish was missing. It was like watery mayo. A storm was blowing in when I got this. I was trying to stay out of the rain, not let the sandwich (or beer) blow away and take the picture.
After the weather cleared the Reds made the day much better with an extra innings comeback win.
After the game I headed downtown for dinner at Zaytinya. Being a big fan of Top Chef I really wanted to try Mike Isabella’s restaurant. I was not disappointed. I ate at the bar and ordered off the happy hour menu. Wine, beer, a cocktail and several dishes for $4 each. The service from the bartender was excellent.
I started with some wonderful hot pita bread and some baba ghannouge. My first thought was this looks like dog food. If dog food tastes like that then sign me up. It was good.
That was followed by crispy eggplant, calamari and shrimp in a lemon dill butter sauce. This was probably the best meal of my trip.
Next off to Baltimore, more baseball, pit beef and crab cakes.
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