YAY! Really excited to share today’s post with you guys because it’s a combination of two of my favorite things: food + adventuring. If you follow me on stories, you’ve probably already seen snaps from my latest shoot at Hotel Riggs with DCfoodporn, but I wanted to share more because it was such a blast.
We started the day off with brunch at Cafe Riggs, and it was the first time I’ve eaten out since the pandemic. I’ve gone to shoots and covered restaurants, but I was either isolated or got everything to go! I’m definitely a little paranoid when it comes to COVID, but better safe than sorry, right?
I felt good about brunch though. We sat outside and went at an off hour to avoid any kind of rush! No one was seated near us, and there were dividers in place. Service staff had masks on, and we ALWAYS made sure to put our masks on when they came by to check on us. And unless we were eating or drinking, Justin and I kept our masks on as well to protect each other.
Restaurants take every precaution to keep us safe, and we need to do the same for them! If you see anyone coming, take a break from whatever it is you’re doing and put your mask on. It’s really not that big of a hassle, and I promise you’ll survive.
With that said, brunch was great. I forgot how much I enjoyed eating food AT restaurants. We got a huge spread to photograph, and after sampling a slew of dishes, I recommend getting their French toast with some fresh squeezed juice. Their Detox, made with turmeric, ginger, lemon and honey, was delicious so give that a go.
Their campanelle pasta was tasty, but it was pricy for what it was. However, if you’re looking to splurge, I hear their Steak Frites is on point. Justin got it as his main and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you want something a bit smaller, their ham and cheese croissant’s a great option as well.
After brunch, we decided to check out the rooftop because why not? We were stuffed from our meal but we decided to get wine and snacks anyway. Apparently, their now rooftop bar was supposed to be a meeting space, but they pivoted due to COVID. Soak in panoramic views of Penn Quarter while sipping on vino and enjoying small bites.
We tried their Ham & Melon, Ricotta & Peaches, and Strawberry Creamsicle Ice Cream Sandwich. I personally liked the food at Cafe Riggs a lot more, but the Ricotta & Peaches was pretty tasty so I’d recommend that out of the three aforementioned dishes. To be honest though, I probably would’ve liked their Almonds & Olives the best.
Alright friends, that’s it for today’s adventure recap. I hope you enjoyed reading my latest post. If you’re looking for a cool rooftop bar or a possible brunch joint in DC, definitely make sure to hit up Hotel Riggs.
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