My original plan was to post a recipe for Black Bean soup today, but unfortunately I forgot my scribbles at home.
Luckily, last night I uploaded photos from my lunch at Oya with Quinn. (Read her post here)
Here's how this lunch came about: a few weeks ago I received an email from Oya advertising their new $10 to go lunch. I decided to try it out and invited Quinn, who unfortunately is leaving her job in DC and starting a new and exciting job in Baltimore).
I absolutely love the decor in Oya. Check out a few photos I snapped while waiting for our food to be prepared and packaged in white paper bags.
(look closely and you'll see my reflection in the mirror)
Here's the menu we had to pick from: choice of
Sushi or Entrée Salad or Sandwich
and Artisan Chips and choice of Sweet
$10 plus tax
includes seaweed salad & edamame and choice of sweet
Spicy Crunchy Shrimp
Rock N Roll
ENTRÉE SALADS & SANDWICHES
includes Artisan Chips and choice of sweet
Apple, Endive and Grape Salad
Mai Thai Salad
Chicken Caesar Salad
Tomato and Grilled Bread Salad
Smoked Turkey and Brie Sandwich
Pulled Short Rib Sandwich
Teriyaki Salmon Sliders
Banana Bread Pudding
Carrot Ginger Bars
Fresh Fruit & Granola Parfait
Both Quinn and I chose Pulled Short Rib Sandwiches. I opted for fresh fruit & granola parfait, while Quinn chose carrot ginger bar.
Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to choose edamame or a seaweed salad instead of chips. I think Oya should rethink that policy :)
Since this was a to go lunch and the weather was hot and humid, I suggested we eat our sandwiches at the National Portrait Art Gallery, just a few steps away.
Also, the $10 + tax lunch did not include a beverage. I should have brought a bottle of water with me...instead I spent $3.59 on a bottle of pomegranate tea at the museum's cafe shop. Insane, right?
The sandwich was awesome. The
At first I was tempted to leave half of the sandwich for a late afternoon snack, but that did not happen.
My dessert was refreshing and on a healthy side. I especially liked pistachios and mandarin slices.