I love it when a friend takes the pressure of choosing a restaurant off my shoulders. Even better when that restaurant turns out to be pretty good. That was the case with Veranda on P, a little Mediterranean restaurant on 11th and (you guessed it) P street.
We started the evening on Veranda's patio, enjoying a 50% off bottle of wine (Tuesdays) and catching up with our friends. As tends to happen in DC in July, the skies opened up and we hustled to a table inside to escape a monumental downpour.
Second Thoughts from B
I really admire the hosts of various food/cooking shows. How many different ways can you describe food day in and day out? My personal challenge is not only to describe yet another satisfying salmon dish, but do so without echoing J. After all, this section is entitled, "second thoughts" not "rehashed thoughts" from B...
Let's see... when I think of Veranda on P, what comes to mind? Pleasant patio dining interrupted by a downpour. Check. Cozy, homey, European feeling to the dining room. Check. Not particularly inventive but certainly satisfying fare. Check. Neighborhood favorite but not necessarily a dining destination. Check.
I'm racking my brain and not a single original thought comes to mind. J pretty much covered it. So as Forrest Gump would say, "That's all I have to say about that."