Over this past Labor Day weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Annapolis, MD and Washington, D.C. again. I would have loved to hang out with Obama, but he was kind of busy. In between sailing and walking through the streets of Annapolis (admiring the sights of perfect uniforms), and seeing more of D.C. I hadn’t before, there was (of course) time to find great places to eat.
ACME Bar & Grill
163 Main St., Annapolis, MD
We went during a busy time over Labor Day weekend, so there was a slight wait to eat in this sports bar, that had TV’s playing every college football game.
I ordered the Main Street Grilled Cheese: sourdough, cheddar, Gruyere, thick sugar cured bacon (which I didn’t get), thinly sliced Granny Smith apples and a touch of Dijon mustard.
I wish they would have had turkey bacon to replaced the regular, but this was a delicious sandwich. The sharpness of the cheese combined with the sour apples and the spiciness of Dijon was a perfect harmony.
You can never go wrong with a burger and the ACME Cheeseburger boasts a 1/2 pound, char-grilled, black angus burger served on a soft roll with American cheese, lettuce and tomato. You also have the option to substitute other cheeses or to make your cheeseburger an ACMEpolitan – the cheeseburger topped with crab dip and melted cheddar.
Searching for a place to have dinner, my mom and I came across Lalibela. Neither of us had ever eaten Ethiopian before so we weren’t sure what to expect. We both ordered chicken dishes (in the center), the one with the dark sauce is spicy, and they came with sides of chickpeas and collard greens. The twist to this meal was that we each received our own individual crepe (just like the one you see in the photo) to eat our food with our hands.
This is a perfect location for a relaxed dinner with family or friends and an inspiration to try something new, if you’ve never eaten Ethiopian before.
I would recommend you try both of these restaurants if you’re in the area. Happy eating!