I am happy to introduce the first of what I hope will be many Friday's Case Studies. This is where Mike and I highlight a restaurant that embodies the very essence of what we call Friday's with Cilantro.
Focus: Logan Tavern
Location: 1423 P Street, NW Washington, DC 20005
Signs pointing to Friday's with Cilantro status:
1. Patrons in the queue hang out on the sidewalk and don't move when you are trying to get by walking your unbelieveably cute dog;
2. Fusion food offering: Try their "Orange-Pepper Crispy" calamari. Paired with what Logan describes as an Asian dipping sauce (more like citrus goop), presented in a Chinese take-out box and served with chopsticks. Are you kidding me? What the hell is Asian about fried calamari?
3. Standing room only for brunch. Read: Young, trendy and annoying patrons wearing their Sunday best. Bragging rights for the Georgetown u-grad with the largest sunglasses.
4. Is one of four affiliated restaurants -- all are equally bad (see picture above).
5. Grossly overpriced.