Friday, July 30, 2010

Overview: Ted's Bulletin

I finally made my way to Ted's Bulletin for lunch to check out the makers of Matchbox's new Capitol Hill restaurant.
I liked the 1930's style interior finished with features such as art deco light fixtures, brass signage, wall treatments and marble counters salvaged from the recently demolished Philadelphia Convention Hall.
 Prominently featured on the menu were burgers made with beef ground in-house, as well as American classics such as meat loaf, pastrami and grilled cheese sandwiches, fresh soups and salads.

 We got a taste of Drew's Peanut Butter Bacon Burger and hand-cut fries.  I'll admit that I've never seen a peanut butter burger on a menu before.  If you're feeling a little risky, you might want to give it a try.  Definitely not my favorite combination of flavors, but interesting idea.
Chef Jon McArthur stopped out to say hello.
 The "Bulletin" element is in reference to the interior menu boards as well as the rotating specials the chefs whip up on a daily basis.
 My favorite treat was Pastry Chef Erica Chirunomula's homemade pop tart.  She makes strawberry jam for the filling and these are a must-try if you check out Ted's.  They sell over 1,000 per week!

I also got a taste of Ted's Famous Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup.  It brings back the comforts of home and would be perfect on a rainy day. 
Some of the milkshakes have a kick...the Adult Grasshopper is made with Kahlua and Creme de Mint (tastes like a girl scout cookie).  I liked the Orange Push-up.
Ted's also offers a variety of salads including the Chef's Chef Salad with pickled beets.

After lunch, Perry gave us an inside look at his new restaurant DC-3 opening in August.  Just a few store fronts down the street, DC-3 will be opening as a new hot dog spot.  So if you're in the area, stop by Matchbox for yummy pizza, Ted's for a pop tart and soon you can swing by DC-3 for a hot dog.

Photos by Emily Clack

Ted's Bulletin on Urbanspoon
(202) 544-8337
Capitol Hill
505 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

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