Thursday, March 22, 2012

Photo taken of Atwaters market stand at the Dupont Circle Farmer's Market in DC.  They must have had at least 300 breads and assorted scones and muffins out for sale.  The only other bread/pastry stand there was for Bonaparte Breads, which also had a long line.

Other notes from the trip:

1. Ribs at Graffiato were great.  They were cooked sous vide, then finished in a wood oven with a light glaze of dill orange yogurt sauce.  Tapas style service (i.e. small plates) in any cuisine seems to be taking over the game.
2. I finally had the Shake Shack burger after all the hype.  The meat quality was medium.  Presentation was very clean, as you would expect from a high-end restauranteur (Danny Meyer).  Bun taste was good (buttery) but a little styrafoam-y.  Ultimately a smashed burger (like Shake Shack; Wendy's; Five Guys, etc.) is not going to have as much interior umami flavor (i.e. rendered beef fat) as a thicker more traditional restaurant burger.  Strawberry shake recommended.

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