We just returned from a 10 day road trip through Boston, Cape Cod, New York and New Jersey, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Lancaster PA and finally Buffalo on the way home to Toronto :-)
It was an incredible trip, seeing so many fascinating cities, buildings, learning a lot andddddd EATING A LOT! Now I've mentioned before how we love food and trying new things, so this was a perfect trip, especially for me to try new foods that I had never tasted before.
Perhaps we went to too many chains, and you might think we didn't get real enough experiences... or perhaps there were things we missed, in fact I'm sure there were (we'll have to go back soon!)... or maybe you think it's crazy I have never even tried some of these things before, but well here goes. A run down of some of the new tastes and experiences from our trip.
Apologies in advance for many of the photos - lots were taken in restaurants only with my phone so they're not great, but oh well. I didn't want to be using the flash everytime we got a new course or plate!
PS we ate a lot. Don't judge. It's back to school and back to normal diets now okay!?!
We arrived just in time for a delicious dinner at Otto, a yummy pizza place in Brookline, MA. We finished off dinner with Whoopie Pie Sliders. I'd heard that Whoopie Pies originated in the New England/ Pennsylvania area, so it was definitely the dessert of choice while we were there! "Sliders" however was an under-exaggeration... these were more like full burger sized! Very dense chocolatey flavour, with a marshmallowy buttercream. I think I've only had whoopie pies once before and these were slightly different. As well as bigger (I only managed half!)! Delicious, but heavy!
More sea food the next day, Jonathan got his first lobster roll of the year that wasn't McLobster! ...
We had an amazing hotel in downtown Washington for 2 nights giving us lots of time to explore in 40°F heat (BAH!) and also retreat to the air conditioned Natural History Museum, and the final morning off to the zoo of course!
On our first morning in Washington I was treated to room service breakfast by my sweet husband, I got out of the shower to be told to head to the balcony and saw our amazing spread! What a great start to the day ♥
Ham and cheese omelette with red potatoes and toast! YUM!
When researching about Washington we were interested to see if the Royal Diner seen on Bones was an actual location, sadly it wasn't but the internet did talk about the Founding Father's from the show and the potential that the idea for the name of this bar they frequent was based on the Founding Farmer's restaurant in Washington! So we went with that and booked a table for our second night. Not many reservation spots so we knew it must be popular, and boy we know why now!
It served incredible food, with huge portions and incredible sides. We were SO full but Jonathan still found room for dessert!
Our last evening and morning was spent getting back to the real world in Buffalo doing a bit of outlet shopping and having one final fat meal at IHOP! Just a few pancakes and sausages before getting back to reality!