Sunday, February 22, 2015

Washington, DC: Twist

This is an extremely delayed blog post, I probably went here over a year ago (and started but never posted this), but from what I have heard, not much has changed so I thought it would be worth it to share my thoughts. As you know, I am a sucker for bottomless brunches, and an even bigger sucker for groupon/living social/gilt/etc. deals. 

Twist is located at the bottom of the Savoy Suites hotel in Georgetown. They have an omelet bar and a random assortment of food. From what I can remember and the photos below they had an omelet bar, pre-made waffle sticks with a couple of different toppings options, bacon, sausage, a rice pilaf of some-sort, grape leaves, random Mediterranean things, potatoes, a couple of other dishes and a huge fruit bowl.

Excuse the poor quality of photos, the mimosas must have gotten to me.

The food was fine. Nothing special. Mimosas were really good and free flowing. The service was great, especially for a buffet and bottomless mimosas. I didn't like how they tacked on another 10-15 dollar charge for taxes/whatever at the end of the meal. We were already going to leave a tip...it's just not right and the majority of other places do not do that. However this deal has been on the market for a little over a year at the least so they could have changed their policy. 

Would I come back? When I originally wrote this I said maybe. Even though the mimosas were good and free flowing, I have been invited to this brunch multiple times and seen the deal even more and never been tempted. 

2505 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC
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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Columbia Heights: El Chucho

After helping out a coworker for a party at his house, another coworker and I decided we needed to take advantage of being so far up into DC. We had plans to go somewhere else, but due to my poor directional skills we wandered way past it in the freezing cold, and out of necessity decided to stop by El Chucho
I ordered their basic Margarita which was solid for being a lower grade alcohol. My friend ordered the Blood Orange Habenero Margarita which I thought was pretty good, not too spicy. However if you are super sensitive to spice then it may have quite a kick for you. Their salsa was good, but I have to say I was a little disappointed in their guacamole. It was the close to the price of table side guac, but was the quality of the pre-made guac you get with your quesadilla. We decided to split an order of their pork tacos which were legit - not being a fan of corn tortillas, the pork was flavorful enough to make me forget about the tortillas (and for those of you that are concerned, they were authentic in their double tortilla).
After checking El Chucho out online, I discovered that they have a rooftop…whaaaaaaaaat. So awesome. Margaritas and rooftops just go together. 

Would I come back? Yes, I would like to explore their menu some more...and drink margaritas on their rooftop. 

3313 11th Street NW
Washington, DC
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