W is back! We are in DC together! It's spring time and the cherry blossoms are in full bloom!
For lunch we ate at the restaurant, Mitsitam, in the National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall.
This is a well-known place to eat if you're doing the museums in that are. It's a cafeteria style place with several stations of food from which to choose. Each station features traditional food from an ancient Native American region.
"The Café features Native foods found throughout the Western Hemisphere, including the Northern Woodlands, South America, the Northwest Coast, Meso America and the Great Plains. Each of the five food stations depict regional lifeways related to cooking techniques, ingredients, and flavors found in both traditional and contemporary dishes." (http://www.nmai.si.edu/subpage.cfm?subpage=visitor&second=dc&third=mitsitam)
W ordered the sampler platter which featured wild boar, salmon, black beans, wild rice, and hearts of palm salad. That just tells you a little bit about the food being served. I was able to find plenty of vegan options. I got a Tomato Caldo something, and the hearts of palm salad and sauteed seaweed and mushrooms. Some other stations had things like celery root and snap peas, blue corn bread, and meso-american fried bread topped with beans, lettuce and tomatoes. This place is by far the best place to eat if you're on the National Mall.