Garden District

The beautiful weather this past weekend called for outdoor dining. We headed into the city to seek out cherry blossoms and lunch/dinner… along with the rest of the world.

We found ourselves at Garden District. An outdoor beer garden hot spot (14th and S NW). We settled for standing room in the corner using the planter as our table/seat. It was packed. Not even space for us to squeeze in with others at a table. I give the waiters a lot of credit for getting our orders correct, timely and remembering where we were huddled. But you know it is good, when it is packed!

I ordered my new favorite grapefruit beer and he had a white wine (not very good for my buds, but his weren’t rejected). We started with a pretzel until we I figured out what we I wanted. Advice, don’t waste your time with the pretzel and very mustardy mustard (I’m not a big mustard fan, but he liked it). It isn’t anything outstanding for the money (Auntie Anns are better), try your luck with something else as a starter. He went into this knowing the grilled cheese was his top pick… I’ll admit, it is a damn good grilled cheese (all 1.5 sandwich worth).

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He also ordered a side of tasty fries.

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I went with the German theme… a braut with kraut. It was very good. I would rate as a typical braut, nothing exceptional to make it stand alone against the brauts of the world. But, still very good.

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Excuse the bites taken, he constantly has to remind me to take photos for you all. Bill ran to around $40, drinks are little pricey here (for a girl from NEPA), but atmosphere is great and choices are unique.

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