Honesty is the best policy, right? Well then, here is the truth…
I have not really been a fan of the culinary scene in Washington DC. Yup, I said it. On average, I have been taking 1-2 trips to DC over the past 13 years (you can do the math) and each time I keep thinking that maybe I’m just not going to the correct restaurants or ordering the right thing. After a while, I just came to the conclusion that even though it is a fantastic, urban city, it just does not have amazing food like New York City or Chicago. I didn’t understand it, but I had to accept it.
Well, I’m here today and happy to report that my opinion has finally changed!
On my latest trip to DC I had the chance to check out the up and coming Logan neighborhood. This area along the 14th Street corridor has gone through a major transformation (it still is in development) with many cute new restaurants, bars, clothing boutiques, furniture stores and the like. As I walked through the streets, it almost felt like a little cross of New York City and Boston…not quite as crazy and congested as NYC but with a certain charm and quaintness reminiscent of Boston. I liked it!
My friend Shalini had sent me a few options of new places to try and after doing a little Yelp research, we decided on Ghibellina. Ghibellina is an Italian Gastro Pub where the inspiration stems from the owner’s days living in Florence, Italy. I already felt the connection…I actually lived in Florence for 6 months during my study abroad program in college, so I was excited to check this place out. And, the restaurant had already received tons of great reviews. Continue reading