Hi ya hounders!
My husband and I are taking the the train from NY to DC to rendevouz with my in-laws for one day, July 3rd. They've never been to DC and since I was an intern there years ago and have raved about the city ever since, they're now turning to me for suggestions - problem: I was on a student budget back then so eating out wasn't really my thing. I could really use your help.
We're arriving late on the 2nd and staying at the Rennaisance Marriot in Georgetown/Foggy Bottom. For breakfast on the 3rd, they're basically coffee and bagel folks, so I was thinking K Street Cafe & Bagel. Any other bakeries or coffee shops worth trying and in the area, I'd like to hear about them. Since we're only going to be there for the day, we want to eat quick and get touring.
We'll be on the Mall most of the afternoon and then possibly into Old Town Alexandria. If we hit up Old Town, I thought Eammon's. But if we stay on the Mall, I'd appreciate recs for cheap, tasty eats. Food trucks or anything fast and delish in Penn Quarter would be great! I have Teaism on the list as a possibility..
Dinner.. my in-laws aren't really foodies, but they do appreciate a good meal, decent size portions, etc. As long as the menu is more sirloin than sweetbreads and they can get a good glass of wine they'll be happy. I'd prefer intimate and special over tres chic. Potenza looks about right, but not Proof or Blue Duck Tavern. Oh - and $50+/- pp, not counting drinks.