Inauguration Travel Guide to D.C.

Eating on-the-Go: D.C.'s Best Quick Bites


Five Guys

Five Guys: Not those five guys. But those who love politicians will likely also love D.C.'s Five Guys burger joint. At the East Coast's answer to In 'N Out, tourists can indulge in the regional staple of Boardwalk fries seasoned with Old Bay and vinegar. Several Five Guys Burgers and Fries locations grace D.C., Maryland and Virginia, including one at Reagan National Airport.
Multiple locations.

Horace and Dickies Seafood Carryout:
If they seem unfazed by the crowds at Horace and Dickie's, it's because they are. Founded in 1989, Horace and Dickies isn't unfamiliar to hordes of people clamoring for a bite at their door. In fact, the quick stop seafood shack in Northeast D.C.'s H Street corridor says they're not doing anything special for inauguration, just serving up their affordable Southern soul food from 10 a.m. to midnight like they always do. Over the dinner din, a manager laughingly told ABC News, "We're used to the crowds!" Between the deep fryers and the regulars, it's close quarters at Horace and Dickies, so expect to stay as long as your fish fry and the line out the door will allow.
H Street Corridor. 809 12th St NE, (202) 397-6040

Very Berry Obama at Hello Cupcake

Hello Cupcake: There's a new cupcake in town and it's ready to celebrate. Hello Cupcake debuts it's Very Berry Obama cupcake in time to welcome the 44th president, boasting "an explosion of red and blue berries" in vanilla cake with a tangy/sweet cream cheese frosting and topped with stars and bars sprinkles. If you'd rather stick to the classics where cupcakes are concerned, the gourmet bakery has more than 20 flavors for you to choose from. Hello Cupcake isn't open on Sundays, rather, behind closed doors in cupcake production readying for the week. Owner and executive chef Penny Karas says they're sticking to their usual plan to deal with the crowds: "taking a deep breath and enjoying ourselves."
Just south of Dupont Circle. 1351 Connecticut Avenue, NW/Mon-Thurs 10-7; Fri-Sat 10-9; Closed Sunday

Jumbo Slice: Whether it's for an early lunch or a snack on your late night stumble home, there's only one Jumbo Slice pizza and you'll find it in Adams Morgan at Pizza Mart 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. every day of the week. For the past 14 years, it has been the original slice the size of your head, really, and the owners say they're stocked and ready for the inaugural crowds, with a few extra items on the menu just for this inauguration.
Adams Morgan. 2445 18th St NW, Sun-Sat 11a.m. - 3a.m.

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