Del Ray mentioned in Brazilian paper's travel story

February 04, 2015 6:53 PM | Deleted user

The O Globe newspaper and website with a combined circulation of 580,600 recently published an article in their travel section on regional Washington, DC, locations. Both St. Elmo's Coffee Pub and Cheesetique received call outs.

If you don't read Portuguese, here is an English translation.

Near the bustle of Washington DC, the small Del Ray preserves indoor climate

City in Virginia, across the Potomac River, has thrift shops, charming cafes and quiet lanes

WASHINGTON DC - After exploring the monuments, museums and nightlife of American capital, tourists can get a bucolic retreat across the Potomac River in Virginia, for a day of decompression. The more traditional tour is by the old center streets of Alexandria, but a little further north, lies the village of Del Ray and its gist of country town. By bike, bus or taxi, you will reach the wooded Mount Vernon Avenue, punctuated by ice cream parlors, cafes, shops for bargains, houses with delicate paintings on the facades and a busy tarot reading store.

Teas and toasty warm drinks, accompanied by sweet and savory, are the highlight of St Elmo's Coffee Pub (2300 Mount Vernon Ave.), with its outer wall honoring graphite big names in music such as Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin. For more appetites great choice is the fantastic Cheesetique (2411 Mount Vernon Ave.), cheese shop, sausages, spices, oils and utensils. In the bistro Store background, the client finds a varied menu with wine matching tips, the friendship prices. There are eight types of enhanced hot cheeses, accompanied by potato salad, fried with green rosemary or Saladinha, for $ 10 or $ 11.

It also makes success the mac & cheese menu (pasta with traditional cheese US) as leading cauliflower and pancetta, $ 9 or $ 10 The cheeseboard and cold expense of $ 8 (one item ) $ 28 (six). The Cheesetique also has excellent menu of microbrews.

TASTE FOR GREEK Treats

He opened not have much time another exciting restaurant, the comrades prices on the 14. Street corridor with Greek menu, the Kapnos is a cool place, which serves in small portions, favoring the tasting. Start with warm bread and pastinhas (spreads), mixing favorite ingredients to the Greeks as dill (dill), feta cheese, tahini, eggplant and kohlrabi ($ 22 for three).

Be sure to try the falafel house. There are options of dishes with seafood, lamb, meat, mushrooms and vegetables. And the moussaka (an eggplant lasagna with lamb, tomatoes and many spices) is divine. Kapnos is in number 2201 14th Street NW, on the corner of W Street in Washington DC.

INFINITE TIME AT THE MUSEUM

The Hirshhorn Museum (hirshhorn.si.edu) is the least fashionable museum between the Smithsonian institutions, on the Mall in Washington. But the house of modern and contemporary arts in DC, which spans a sculpture garden, worth a visit for its collection and, by April 2015, the exhibition "Days of endless time", videos and movies of 13 international artists . There are 14 facilities that value the slow passage of time and contemplation, in a frantic world where millions of information travels without borders 24 hours a day. Among the highlights are the award-winning play "L'Echo", the artist Su-Mei Tse, Luxembourg, in which she plays the cello on the edge of a cliff in the Swiss Alps and "Cruising 1980s," Matthew Weinstein.

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