a bit of an institution in Washington DC. Not only because of the type and quality of the food, as it was one of the first restaurants in the area to popularize Spanish tapas, but also because of owner Chef José Andrés who has gained an international reputation for his humanitarian work.

Ruthie’s All-Day

After an early morning hike on Theodore Roosevelt Island, I was looking for a place nearby to eat brunch. A quick search turned up Ruthie's All Day in nearby Arlington. The name made it sound like a good, local, hole in the wall. So that is where I went. Ruthie's is certainly local, but hole in the wall it is not.