Finally forayed over to Union Market yesterday. Better half loved the smoked salmon crepes from Neopol. Buffalo Bergen was buzzing, easily the most popular spot. Peregrine served up a tasty bold coffee from Guatemala. A chicken soup from Soup made me glad we made the 30- minute trip. We cleaned our palette with a Salted Caramel from Dolcezza, and took home some pork with slaw dinner from Takorean. Positive Funk layed down some hip sounds, an extended jam that reminded me of the late John Lee Hooker.
And some food for thought. The food place to be in Washington during the Gilded Age and beyond was Centre Market. Built after the Civil War by the famed architect Adolf Cluss in the Victorian style with German Renaissance touches, Center Market held room for over 700 vendors. The market was one of the largest in the States before it was torn down in 1931.
Perhaps you knew this, but if you’re like me, you didn’t know the market moved up to near Florida Street and North Capital in the Brentwood neighborhood, the location of Union Market.
Union Market holds a lot of appeal as an artisanal marketplace, a place worth checking out when Balducci's and the burbs just won't do.