Notice the "paid for" part. As a direct result, I managed to survive eight days on $32.04 worth of food. In other words, I passed up on eating out. It was not that difficult... My meals were perhaps not balanced, but I was always satisfied (rice goes a looong way). Still, here is a list of places to eat that I have yet to sample, although their reputations DO precede them:
(There may be a few cultural events or bookstores thrown in here as well because I cannot resist..)
|so many books! so many books|
that I am now carting across the coast!
- Ben's Chili Bowl (apparently they ship to all 50 states as well)
- Julia's Empanadas
- On the Fly (a fleet of eco-friendly SmartKarts)
- Johnny's Half Shell
- Chinatown Express
- Dukem Ethiopian
- Sundays 3-9pm in Meridian Hill Park for a drum circle and African dancing
- The MLK Dedication. I was heartbroken that Irene ripped this experience from me.
Mercifully, Mary and Margaret were there in Philly to impart their wisdom and experience, so I will have to go again to expand my bucket list! If that makes sense.
- Red Emma's (a cafe and bookstore)
- Faidley's crab cakes in Lexington Market
- Free music IN Lexington Market
- Batimore Farmers' Market
- Zeke's Coffee (it truly is unbelievable what $14/lb coffee grounds can do)
If you are ever in a position to do any of these things, do not hesitate! These are recommendations from international travelers, hostel (hostile? hah! No, everyone was really nice!) staff, and the local city-dwellers.