Thursday, March 14, 2019

Jaleo by Jose Andres

Date of Visit: March 14, 2019

As we knew there were a lot of restaurants around the Capital One Arena/Chinatown area, we decided to walk home from the National Building Street via 7th St. We ended up at Jaleo, which is a tapas restaurant (we were kind of aiming for tapas as Dad knew there was a Mexican tapas in this area that we were sort of heading to).

Mik really enjoyed the height of the table. It was just right for him and as long as he wasn't at the end spot there was no barrier to roll under the table to get close to the table.

We each did the lunch menu that allows you to pick one from each section of a select menu for just $20 person. Mik started with a potato dish that he really enjoyed.

Mik also enjoyed the pineapple sage soda.

His second selection was the chicken fritters. His third selection was the shrimp, which I apparently forgot to take a photo of. He also enjoyed them, but didn't finish as he was getting full and wanted to save room for desert.

For desert he chose sorbet, but he also ate most of the flan Dad had chosen (and again I forgot to take a photo).

Overall we really enjoyed eating at Jaleo. Also, at only $20 per person it was a good price for a meal in DC.

Destination Info:
Jaleo by Jose Andres
480 7th St NW
Washington DC 20074

National Building Museum: Hoops exhibit

Date of Visit: March 14, 2019

The National Building Museum is one of our favorite museums as there's regularly new temporary exhibits. For years we've been meaning to join and we finally did this time. Now we feel like we really can go just to see one exhibit like we only saw "Hoops" today and also maybe we won't keep missing exhibits as we'll feel like we need to go to get the value out of our membership. And even if we don't go again, it's still a museum worth supporting in our opinion.

The "Hoops" exhibit was a must see for us as Mik loves basketball. When I noticed it was just photos, I was a little disappointed. In the end, though, I found it had a good mix of scenes and captions and was quite interesting.

This exhibit is on display through January 5, 2020

Destination Info:
National Building Museum
401 F St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Accessibility Note:  The accessible entrance to the museum is G Street. The Judiciary Square Metro (Red) is the closest, but since we live near Green Line we find the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro (Yellow/Green/Red) more convenient as it is faster/easier to just walk/roll an extra block or so than transferring to Red Line for one stop. More details in our first review of the museum here.