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Eating Out with Instagram: Zengo, Pound & Dukem in Washington DC

It's almost the weekend! I'm looking forward to a fun cookbook dinner party with a few friends (we'll be cooking from Ina Garten's latest book), a visit to four of DC restaurants serving lamb, and some well needed nap time.

Before I wish you all a happy weekend, I thought I'd share three of the latest adventures in eating out I had: Zengo, Pound and Dukem.

Located in Gallery Place, Zengo has one of the best Happy Hours! From 5-8pm Monday-Friday you can try a variety of dishes averaging at $5!

Two of my favorite dishes on the Happy Hour menu were Achiote-Hoisin Pork Arepas (corn masa/avocado/crema fresca) and Kung Pao Chicken Wings (cilantro crema/peanuts/sesame). If you go, make sure you get an order of wings just for yourself: DO NOT SHARE.

And if you are of drinking age, make sure to get one of their mojitos! Just one was enough for me :)

Although I've been to Pound several times, this was the first time I tried their Happy Hour. I was amazed that for $11 I got an order of Garlic Parmesan tater tots (with house made BBQ sauce and house made blue cheese sauce) AND an order of Veal and Lamb Meatballs. Both of the dishes were a good size and made for a perfect dinner.

And finally, a quick shout out to one of my favorite cuisines: Ethiopian! This was my platter at Dukem. I had to make my own combination because I wanted the four vegetarian sides as well as raw beef. It was great!

That's all folks ;) Have a great weekend and come back next week to see what's been cooking in my kitchen.

PS: all this food was not consumed in one day.
PPS: I paid for all the food myself...just in case anyone was wondering.

2 comments: said...

Whoa that Ethiopian platter looks crazy! I love it ;)

VirajPatel said...

Thanks for posting! I've been meaning to check out Zengo's happy hour but never seem to leave my place in time. I'm feeling a lot more motivation to prioritize it though :-)