Previously on Adam Riff™:
I didn't chronicle my last trip to D.C. (Jan 2014). Just know that the frites at Granville Moore's are compulsively edible.
the partisan / thomas foolery / captain cookie and the milkman / board room / bethesda bagels / sundevich / thip khao / gbd / nando's / woodward takeout food / compass rose / daikaya / red apron butcher at union market / ice cream jubilee / maketto
Duck French Toast Panini (The Partisan)
duck confit, foie gras, red wine duck jus, fried egg
K.F.P. (The Partisan)
korean fried pig foot, valentina hot sauce butter, blue cheese
Rotissi-fried Chicken (The Partisan)
half fried, half roasted, honey hot sauce
Snickers Terrine (The Partisan)
peanut butter cheesecake, milk chocolate and peanut caramel, chocolate glaze
Fernet Ice Cream Float (The Partisan)
ginger beer, lime zest, fernet-branca ice cream, ginger-molasses cookies
My kind of menu.
Beef Fat Fries (The Partisan)
roasted garlic, rosemary, ranch aioli
which Matt could not stop eating.
Red Tree Ant Egg Laab Salad (Thip Khao)
"I call it Laos caviar," says chef Seng Luangrath. A commonly eaten protein in the Southeast Asian country and neighboring Thailand, the ova are hand-harvested from nests often built on the leaves of mango trees. Texturally, the eggs are like caviar, but splooshier. [source]
I couldn't discern the ant eggs. This salad was just sour.
Duck Laab (Thip Khao)
duck, minced salad, toasted rice, garlic, scallion, cilantro, mint
—The stand-out dish of our meal.
Avocado Sticky Rice (Thip Khao)
MarionBerry Ice Cream (Ice Cream Jubilee)
ripe marionberries from oregon blended with sweet cream ice cream and graham cracker crumbs
Passionfruit Guava Sorbet (Ice Cream Jubilee)
passionfruit and guava mingle with a touch of orange and hibiscus
Scrumptious ice cream. Beside the till was a container of crushed sugar cone that you could sprinkle on your ice cream gratis.
Maketto is a retail store, coffee shop, and Asian restaurant in one from the owner and chef of Toki Underground.
Taiwanese Fried Chicken (Maketto)
Scallion Pancake (Maketto)
Kingston Sandwich (Sundevich)
jerk chicken, pineapple salsa, greens, spicy slaw, garlic mayo
Khachapuri (Compass Rose)
cheese-filled bread, organic egg, local butter
The egg and butter are mixed with the cheese at your table.
"Chicken and Waffles" (Daikaya)
chicken kara-age, red bean taiyaki, wasabi butter, maple syrup
Ice Cream Luge (Pop's SeaBar)
mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwich, amaro
The ice cream sandwich is a luge for liqueur.
Face Bacon (The Pig)
jowl, smoked, slow roasted, maple
Fried Duck Heads (Thip Khao)
Now off to the other Washington.
I am extremely bummed that SMASH PUTT! closed.