Right before I left for India in late May my family and I found ourselves in Georgetown a few short days before I was off to the other side of the world. I had to pick up my Indian visa in DC because — lucky for me — everything just runs faster and smoother in person as opposed to sending off my paperwork via the Interwebs and then crossing my fingers HARD that everything goes well. I used an agency that did a superb job making sure my visa was in my hands when I needed it. Kudos to Travisa Outsourcing for amazing expedited service. If you’re going to India, I highly recommend them!
It was a gorgeous, sunny DC Friday afternoon the day I picked up my visa. Travisa is located just around the corner from Georgetown’s M Street so we decided to walk a bit and find a great place to have dinner. Most of the restaurants were already packed for dinner, but we happened upon Clyde’s. It looked like it was just getting revved up for a Friday night and wasn’t super packed so it was our choice for the night.
Surprisingly Clyde’s food was really good. Admittedly I didn’t have high hopes for the food because it wasn’t packed to the rafters like the other restaurants on M Street. The bar was packed, but the meal-goers had yet to descend upon the booths. Thankfully, the food was divine.
Michael had a delicious scallop meal and I had their salmon. Both dishes were prepared perfectly. Who else hates salmon that’s overcooked? What was particularly great about Clyde’s is the plates weren’t stuffed with what could easily be two or three servings. It was a modest, delicious seafood meal that we all savored together before I had to travel so far.
After our meal which was really delightful (food, service, atmosphere, togetherness) we decided to take a leisurely walk along the waterfront. Like I mentioned, the day was absolutely beautiful and we wanted to soak it all in before it was time to go.
I have beautiful, fond memories of that Friday evening right before my first trip to Asia. I can’t wait to go to Georgetown again with my family and my mom since she lives right outside of DC.
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