I have been distracted from writing about my experiences at restaurants I visit and I have missed writing about them. It is time to get back to that and I want to start with my visit this evening to Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe. Kramerbooks is becoming a place I need to visit whenever I am in D.C. Their selection of books is something that you don't usually find in the chain stores. I always find something different to take with me and read.
I had eaten at Afterwords Cafe before and enjoyed it, so I thought I might as well combine the two and find something and then grab dinner.
Well I checked out the books and nothing jumped out at me. They seemed to have a lot of books about the election and I am quite tired of that. So I grabbed the new "The Atlantic" magazine. Sometimes that is almost like a book.
With reading material secured, I walked through the store and to the cafe. I got settled in my seat and was soon enjoying a Peak Organic Ale from Maine. Quite tasty. (If you go to their website, they have several ales, just don't know which one I had.)
For dinner I started with a mescaline salad that included apples, mushrooms, walnuts and a wonderful vinaigrette. I had to have every last bit. For the main dish I had the crab cake platter. It was delicious.
The crab cake is served on top of fresh pasta topped with roasted corn, tomato, sweet peppers & scallions. It has the right about of spice. It all flows together for a wonderful taste.
The service was good and being a Sunday night they were training new waitstaff, but that was not a problem. Both were quite attentive.
If are in DC and find yourself in the Dupont Circle area, find Kramerbooks & the Afterwords Cafe for a wonderful read and nice meal.