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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Snap

Plaudits: None
Neighborhood:
Georgetown

The Setup


Official Friend of DCWD Yupster wanted company as he went shopping in Georgetown, and having nothing better to do myself, took the opportunity to walk outside with him in the beautiful weather. When he suggested we grab a quick bite to eat at Snap, I went along with that too.

The Vibe

Snap is one of those places I'd heard a lot about, based solely on the signage on both the K and M Street sides of Thomas Jefferson. The townhouse that Snap is housed in is painted electric green, and this motif is repeated inside with a few framed pictures lining the white and green walls. Inside seating is pretty limited; there were a few two tops and something that seems like a basement, but I can't be sure. The decor is sparse, and the inside is stuffy, the heat generated by the crepe plates. It's a little bit of a drag.

All of this is offset slightly by the back patio, which is at the least expansive, and on this nice day was a pleasant experience. All the same, the back patio isn't that pretty, so it's more of a grab and go place than anything else.

The Food

I wasn't feeling too hungry, so I just snagged myself an almond bubble tea, while Yupster had an Asiago and goat cheese crepe (with tomatoes and scallions), and a mango smoothie. Like I told Yupster, bubble tea is a dichotomous food; either it's real good or real bad, the tapioca the right kind of chewy, or too hard and thus a pain-in-the-ass. There isn't really a mediocre cup of bubble tea. In this case, I'd never had an almond one, so the flavor was a pleasant surprise. It made me excited to explore all the other new-to-me varieties in the fifteen or so choices of bubble tea.

As for Yupster's meal, his crepe was a pleasant surprise savory surprise. Not the best crepe I've ever had in the world, but the cheese combination was good, and at the least the ingredients were nice and fresh.

The Verdict

The Ernest Hemingway summation for this brief stop: nice surprise, good boba, okay place.

Food Rating: ** 1/2
(out of 5)
Date Rating:
2 Hearts (out of 5)
Dress Code:
Casual
Bar Rating: N/A
Vibe:
Calm
Cost: $ (out of 5) (less than $25 for two)
Pairing
: Since the food is eminently grab-and-go, take it down to the Georgetown Waterfront Park, which in the summertime is one of the most beautiful places in the city. Recently redone, it's a perfect place to take in the sun.

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