Because it was Easter weekend when we went to DC, almost all of the restaurants were fully booked. Luckily, boyfriend was able to make brunch reservations for Saturday at Founding Farmers. (The waiters/waitresses were dressed like farmers in plaid shirts. Very cute.) Our waitress suggested that we order the beignets, which I was afraid would be too much but I read some Yelp reviewers raving about them so I had to get them. And my goodness, they were heavenly awesome. The outside was perfectly crisp and deep-fried, the inside was light and airy. (I posted a picture of them on Instagram.) They went perfectly with our lattes. Thinking about them makes me want some now.
We strolled over to the White House before getting on the Metro to go to Capitol Hill/Eastern Market. There were a lot of people in front of the gate, probably hoping for a glimpse of President Obama or anyone in the First Family. No such luck, people!
Our friend, Jenny, recommended Market Lunch for their pancakes on Saturdays. She warned me that there would be a long wait but we wanted to check out Eastern Market anyways so we headed on over. Sadly, we didn’t even make it in time for brunch and there was a super long line of people waiting for lunch. So we strolled around Eastern Market, taste testing the fresh fruits and homemade jams. Then we found a Pitango gelato around the corner, and that made everything a whole lot better. Maybe we’ll get to try Market Lunch pancakes next year (: