A pleasant surprise on this trip to DC has been the scores of new places that seem to have cropped up, especially around 14th Street (hurrah property value!) and around Capitol Hill. I’ve tried to make the rounds to get a feel for the new places, some have been great and some less so. I seem to notice that pretention is making an comeback in DC – I feel like we go through this phase every few years when a new influx of residents has an identity crisis about not living in New York instead. That said, there’s always benefit to having new blood around.
One of the places that was particularly pleasant was Ted’s Bulletin. While I was first confused by the gang of interns wearing what appared to be rompers in the entry area and drinking PBR out of cans (I assume they either ran of our glasses or this is supposed to be some kind fo hipster charm?), once seated in the back I enjoyed a pretty satifying Chocolate, Banana and Peanut Butter milkshake…perhaps a bit high in protein but satifying to the last drop. The menu seems to be full of comfort classics and vintage type fonts – both a weakness for me. Ted’s definitely makes the “try it again on the next trip” list.