PRE-POST REMINDER! Top Chef DC (TCDC) starts TOMORROW, and I'll be providing recaps that contain spoilers, guesses, judgments, and flip-flops on the previously mentioned judgments all season long. Bravo, Wednesdays at 9pm (not 10pm, thank goodness). They aren't paying me to tell you about it, I just love it that much.
Back in May, when it wasn't 90 gazillion degrees, people enjoyed eating outside. We are those people. We'd been meaning to go to CommonWealth for a while--we love beer, burgers, fish & chips, etc. It's a good fit.
The beer offerings will suit most palates. I was feeling summery and wheat-y, so I got a flight reflecting those choices. Mmmm. I made it a habit to take tiny sips of each one after another and contemplate aloud about the fruit flavor or floral accents. Because that's cool! Also: these little glasses are adorable. That's reason enough to get a flight.
J got one normal beer in a normal sized glass. Not a teeny tiny cutie patootie one.
LAMBURGER! Cutest name of a food ever. And that would be pesto. DELICIOUS fries (chips). Well seasoned, perfectly cooked, and delicious. The bun is more of an English muffin--it didn't bother me, but it seems noteworthy.
Fish and chips! Very very good. J says "very high quality, almost as good as Eamonn's." I agree.
This meal wasn't complicated--we ate outside, pretty quickly, didn't order that much, and I don't even think we saw the inside of the restrooms. But it happened: we picked a place in which to spend our hard-earned cash. We had a nice time at CommonWealth. The service was efficient (if not a little brusque), food was as we expected--piping hot, tasting great. As it should be.
I'd really like to go back for brunch. And it looks like they have Saturday brunch! Happy - it can be hard to find, you know. Basically, I want to try the popovers. Has anyone had them? Are they delicious?
1400 Irving St NW
Metro: Green and Yellow Lines to Columbia Heights