Waffles topped wtih pecans, syrup and whipped cream with a side of fried chicken.

Chicken & Waffles at The Capital Burger

There aren’t many restaurants that are open early and close late. The Capital Burger Reston is one that you should put on your list. This new Reston, Virginia location–connected to the Hyatt Regency Hotel Reston–serves breakfast unlike the Washington, D.C. location.

My fellow foodie, @nikki_foodventures on Instagram, invited me to their preview. We had an early morning (7 am) reservation. Yes, you read that correctly. This location opens at 6:30 am and closes at 2 am everyday!

To be transparent, this meal was free. I was not asked to do a blog post or post on social media in exchange for anything. All opinions are genuine and have not been swayed.

A restaurant menu on a table.

The Capital Burger Reston’s preview menu

What I Ordered

The preview menu highlighted some drins such as La Colombe (coffee, espresso, latte, mocha, cappuccino); chocolate milk; grapefruit soda; and mint lemonade. The breakfast entrees available were the Ducktrap Riveer Smoked Salmon; Chicken and Waffles; and the All American breakfast. I considered ordering mint lemonade because it sounds amazing, but I chose coffee to try to wake me up a bit. I ordered chicken and waffles with a side of bacon because who doesn’t love this dish? It’s a great, tasty way to start your day.

A cup of coffee with a spoon in it.

A hot cup of coffee at The Capital Burger.

 

Waffles topped wtih pecans, syrup and whipped cream with a side of fried chicken.

Chicken and Waffles at The Capital Burger

These chicken and waffles were amazing! The texture of the waffle was perfect. This particular maple syrup-spicy fried chicken combo was the best I’ve ever had. I was a surprised that the chicken had a kick to it. This definitely took this classic dish up a notch. The whipped cream was a nice touch and had a great texture.

Conclusion

I’d absolutely go back to The Capital Burger’s Reston, VA location. It’s great, especially for travelers, that they open early and close late. It’s cool that this location is inside of a hotel. I wouldn’t mind staying at this hotel just to have this restaurant to go to.

Update 02/10/2020: Added a preview menu photo

And the Beat Goes On

Happy New Year! I was out of town for the first time ever on New Year’s Day for my friend, Donia’s, birthday. She organized a trip to New York that was super fun.

I had heard good things about Beatstro, a hip hop-themed restaurant located in the Bronx AKA the birthplace of hip hop. We decided to make the trek to the Bronx from Brooklyn, and I’m glad we did. Per my friend, Remi, it’s strongly recommended that you make a reservation. Shout out to her for recommending this spot, too! This place is poppin, especially on the weekends.

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This restaurant felt just right. It felt home-y to me. I’ve been a super hip hop fan ever since 2011, when I started college at St. John’s University. This was my kind of place: the vibe, the food, the people, the art-covered…it was dope.

What I Ordered

The drink menu had a lot of great options. I chose the sangria before dinner and (finally) tried limoncello after. This was the best sangria I’ve ever had! It was the perfect balance of alcohol and fruit, and I definitely wanted another one. Instead, I chose to try limoncello, like I’ve been meaning to do for years. I don’t regret a single calorie. It’s the sweetest alcoholic beverage I’ve had, which is right up my alley.

A glass of limoncello on a table.

Limoncello

I chose the Thick Thighs & Hot Waffles, which is a waffle topped with fried chicken, pickled strawberries, and syrup. I’m a big fan of chicken and waffles, and this dish did not disappoint. The chicken was made to perfection, and the waffle was fluffy and delicious. The strawberries complimented everything, particularly the syrup, very well.

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Thick Thighs & Hot Waffles

Conclusion

I absolutely would get this dish again and can’t wait to go to Beatstro the next time I visit NYC. There are so many great options for food and drinks that it’s hard to just choose one! If you’re looking for a great brunch or dinner spot, this is it!

Until next time.

Update 12/9/19: Updated tags and image info; added subheadings

That Waffle Was Totally Wicked!

Who knew a waffle could be so wicked?

My sister told me about this awesome waffle spot in Bethesda, and her rich descriptions of the dessert waffles HAD me. She took my mom and me to Wicked Waffle, which now has only one location in the area on I Street NW in D.C. I hope they get more locations soon because anyone who loves waffles should experience this deliciousness!

Wicked Waffle has breakfast, savory, and dessert options. This company prides themselves on having fresh ingredients; not adding artificial ingredients or calories to any of their food; using fresh, local ingredients; and having gluten-free waffles. They also have soups and salads that are made fresh daily.

A restaurant's menu posted on the wall

There’s no way you won’t find more than one menu item that you want. Choosing a concoction was so hard for me! I knew that I wanted a sweet waffle, which wasn’t even half the battle. C’mon. How am I supposed to choose between the Nutella Waffle and the Tiramisu Waffle? The Sweet Waffle with vanilla ice cream and the Roasted Fuji Apples & Cinnamon Waffle?

What I Ordered

I hate taking forever to make food-related decisions, so I just chose one of the two I narrowed it down to…the Roasted Fuji Apples & Cinnamon Waffle. This amazing dish has everything in its name and traditional whipped cream or caramel cream (didn’t even know this existed). The waffle had the perfect amount of fluff, and the toppings didn’t make it soggy. I prefer my waffles sweet, so this was the perfect one for me.

A waffle with cinnamon apples, whipped cream, and caramel drizzle on top

Wicked Waffle’s Roasted Fuji Apples & Cinnamon Waffle

I had the chance to meet the super cool district manager on the day I went, and he added a personal touch to my order: caramel sauce. My GOODNESS. I don’t think I was ready for that waffle. My sister told me it was amazing, but when I finally had it myself, I was at a loss for words.

An apples and cinnamon waffle and a bacon, egg, and cheese waffle sandwich on a table

Wicked Waffle’s Roasted Fuji Apples and Cinnamon Waffle and Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Waffle Sandwich

A bacon, egg, and cheese waffle sandwich

Wicked Waffle’s Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Waffle

Conclusion

Although this location is now closed, I would definitely go to Wicked Waffle’s Washington, D.C. location. I love that they have great options, there seems to be something for just about everyone.

Until next time.

Update 01/31/2020: Wicked Waffle’s Montgomery Mall location is now closed. They still have their D.C. location on Eye St. NW.

Update 02/19/2020: Changed format; added a link; changed image names and captions

Update 02/29/2020: Changed a sentence that still included information about now closed location; added a link