I just picked up th wing cup for the 2nd annual wingtacular.  Standing at 23″ tall it is enormous.  The trophy is a traveling trophy and will have the names of the winners engraved on it every year.  

The coveted Wing Cup!
The coveted Wing Cup!

Every weekend I try to compile a list of things to do in and around DC.  To have fun in DC does not require any money.  I am totally cool with that. 

The National Zoo

Honestly there is nothing cooler than hanging out with Pandas and Monkeys all day.  The National Zoo is totally free, although eating lunch there can cost an arm and a leg.  The Zoo is located at 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20008. You can get to the Zoo by public transportation and by car. I recommend heading to the zoo right when it opens at 10 am.  That way you can watch the Panda’s and the other animals feed.  They usually feed the Panda’s giant popsicles.  It is quite a sight.  Watching giant Pandas go to town on huge popsicles is really crazy. 

The National Museum of the American Indian

The National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C., is located on the National Mall between the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum and the U.S. Capitol Building.  The American Indian Museum is consistently ranked as the Smithsonian with the best food.  The Mitsitam Cafe means “Let’s eat!” in the Native language of the Delaware and Piscataway peoples.  Their menu does include the standard fare of the other Smithsonians (AKA burgers and fries), but they change them a bit.  Instead of standard burgers and fries they have campfire buffalo burgers and spicy chili fries.  They also have cedar plank fire roasted salmon.  The menu is awesome.  I recommend going for the food and staying for the exhibits.

The National Gallery

The National Gallery offers a wide selection of statues and art to look at.  But the best part of the National Gallery is the cafes.  Just like the American Indian Museum, this one strays away from the fast food menu.  They offer Beer-Braised Beef and Sautéed Spinach and Mushrooms Rolled Inside Fresh Sole Fillet.  Not your average museum lunch.  While you are there check out the Paul Katz exhibit.

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