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DC Day Two: Eats

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Last week I showed you what my family and I did on day two of our spring Washington, D.C. trip. Touring of the city, walking near and far to see the sights of DC. Today I’m showing you the eats.

Our plan was to eat a quick breakfast at the hotel and then to get lunch at the Founding Farmers restaurant that we had heard great things about. When we got there to eat, there was a one or two hour wait (I can’t remember which). We decided not to take up all of that time waiting for a restaurant (even though Founding Farmers looked awesome — I still want to try again next time!).

Turns out, I was not disappointed at all that our original plan hadn’t worked. We stumbled into a little cafe called Paul.Paul was so good. From the second I walked into it, I knew it was an excellent choice. In Paul, you are greeted with freshly made pastries, breads, sandwiches and desserts. Everything looked so appetizing!

It was a tough choice, but I went with smoked salmon on a fresh baked baguette. It was such a good choice! Unfortunately  the picture I took of it came out really blurry.

For dessert, I ordered a pistachio french macaron*. It was my first macaron ever, and I could not believe how much I loved it! I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to have one, and it most certainly won’t be my last.

At the end of day two, we found ourselves in Georgetown, at Baked and Wired. Baked and Wired was out of this world. There were so many delicious looking sweet options, but if you read this post, you know I went with the cherry blossom cupcake. It was so good that I didn’t even save time for a picture. After my first bite, all hope of getting one was lost. I devoured that cupcake! So, so good.

Baked and Wired has a cool atmosphere. It is hip. Their tagline is “get baked.” There is a pink bike outside the shop and on the day we were there, a Charles Dickens quote written on a chalk board. If you are in Georgetown, I think Baked and Wired is the cupcake place you should be.

So, here they are. Photos from day two: the eats.

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*Do you know the difference between a macaron and a macaroon? I didn’t until I typed macaron and spell check told me it was wrong! Click here to read what the difference is.

7 thoughts on “DC Day Two: Eats

  1. The Lu Life

    I am so jealous you were at Baked & Wired! It is my all time favorite cupcake shop! Too bad I don’t get to DC enough…

    And aren’t macaroons just the best? Paul has some very nicely textured ones! I’m glad your first one was phenomenal!

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    1. Jess

      I feel the same way! I wish that I could go more often. I’m hoping for another trip this summer and going back to Baked and Wired is definitely on my list of things to do!

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