Occasionally, a surprise debriefing at Langley torpedoes your power breakfast plans at the Four Seasons. At moments like this, opt instead for a mound of warm marshmallow wrapped in pastry, all cooked up by a former Parisian chef who turns out all manner of savory (tomato-mozzarella, four cheese) and sweet (sugar lemon, Nutella) crepes. Like your normal breakfast, but flatter.
Marshmallow Crepes, Carnitas and Philosophical Dogs
With temperatures climbing from arctic to merely brisk, the time has come once again to venture out of doors for your sustenance. You've been wise to the culinary delights of street food for some time, but a few upstart new vendors means it's time to take a new look at what the sidewalk has to offer. You may need to track them down via Twitter, but your diligence will be rewarded...
Track down via Twitter this elusive Yucatan native (he bounces all over Arlington) for warm tortillas overstuffed with chorizo, fresh guacamole, eggs (for your a.m. fix) and all manner of homemade salsas. Word to the wise: watch for the slow-braised carnitas taco, which only appears once a week. A little reposado squirreled away on your person couldn't hurt in the authenticity department, either.
Manouche Hot Dogs
If 2:30am on Saturday finds you in desperate need of a half smoke with homemade chili and a side dish of ancient wisdom, this weekend-only dog hawker is your man. By the time you're done, you'll likely be peppered with quotes from Confucius and Plato, and covered in "GW Sauce," a spicy, veggie-laden concoction—otherwise known as a pre-Bloody Mary.
When you're in need of some quick confections to up your romance quotient, a garish pink truck never hurts. This one makes stops around the city every weekday, and will deliver if you order ahead. May we suggest the Classic Chocolate with cream cheese or the nouveau Key Lime? The cupcakes, thankfully, are neither pink nor garish.