Last week I was a lucky girl: first I went out for dim sum with my girls to celebrate my upcoming birthday, then I went to lunch, and then last Wednesday Ashley took me out to lunch at Nando's and Jenn took me out for Thai food! [This was all in the preparation for a food-filled Las Vegas vacation...more on that later.]
The only photos I have, however, are from the lunch at Nando's. I've been wanting to try this restaurant at Gallery Place in Washington DC for quite some time now. All I knew about it was that they sold chicken and that my friend Adrienne wasn't too impressed with them. But I wanted to judge for myself.
The atmosphere inside was spiffy, but a bit hectic. Turns out they don't have waiters (not sure if it was just on that specific Wednesday or always). Ashley and I were given a yellow chicken (or rooster?) indicating our table number. We waited in line to order our food, which was then brought to our table.
The prices were pretty reasonable, but I was sad that the olives and nuts weren't complimentary. The Diet Coke, however, was free-flowing (always a plus in my book, especially if it was Diet Pepsi). And there was a bar with different types of sauces to go with your fries and sandwiches.
I ordered a chicken sandwich with fries; Ashley had a chicken platter with garlic bread and mashed potatoes. The food looked and smelled great. The bread in my sandwich, however, was a bit overwhelming...and who needed all those onions!? The fries were right on point: the only thing missing was Ranch dressing :)
Will I come back again? Not any time soon. I prefer hole-in-the-wall Peruvian restaurants in VA or the relatively newly opened chicken place in Crystal City (the name of it escapes me, but it's right on the 23rd street by the pizza place: you can't miss it, and they have home made mashed potatoes and fried plantains!).
Come back to check out the eating adventures I had in Las Vegas with Anna and Lera. Yes, some people go to Vegas to gamble, we went to chill out and eat ;)