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Napa hounds in DC: sweets, wine & breakfast sandwiches?

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Napa hounds in DC: sweets, wine & breakfast sandwiches?

Ruby Louise | Aug 8, 2012 01:26 PM

My husband and I are making a last minute business trip to DC in a few days. We’ll have a few free days for fun, but since it’s my history-and-politic-loving-husband’s first trip to DC, the focus of our free time will be on the museums, memorials and monuments, with me trying to squeeze in some good, casual, local or ethnic food on the side. We will be car-free.

Thanks to the wealth of inspiration and knowledge you DC hounds have shared on this board, I feel fairly well prepared for our trip. You are incredibly generous and thoughtful with your recommendations to visitors, and I thank you. I do have a few random questions that I didn’t see addressed elsewhere.

My husband loves sweets of all kinds; dark chocolate, cupcakes, pie, donuts, pastries, frozen treats, candy. Any suggestions for cafés, chocolate shops, bakeries, donut shops, candy stores, etc. in DC where we can stop or where I can pick up treats for him while he’s working? Dickey’s Frozen Custard or a concrete at Shake Shack seem like good ideas, but what else should be on my list?

A glass or two of wine while unwinding in the hotel room after a long day is a good thing. Where can I buy a couple bottles of wine in DC? We live in Napa and I’m a long-time wine industry veteran, so places that offer more than the usual mass produced suspects are appreciated.

We arrive on a red-eye early Sunday morning and will head straight to our hotel (13th St. NW & M St. NW) to store our bags before we venture out. Is there any place we can grab a good cup of coffee and a breakfast sandwich or wrap to-go before we head over to the memorials? Or is our best bet to do this at Dulles?

Thanks so much for your consideration and assistance!

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