"It's always more fun to eat in a bar than drink in a restaurant," said Ciji Wagner, who pulls double duty as the chef and manager of this newish Logan Circle spot."It's always more fun to eat in a bar than drink in a restaurant," said Ciji Wagner, who pulls double duty as the chef and manager of the Drafting Table, located on one of the busiest and fastest growing streets in DC. And after meeting friends here several times, we know she's on to something. Decked out like an artsy architect's workplace, the drinks and the food go hand in hand, or more appropriately, fork or glass to mouth. While the burger is the most popular foodstuff on the menu (for good reason—it's cooked to order and topped with blue cheese, apricot chutney, onion jam and one of Ciji's famous 64-degree eggs if you ask for it), don't shy away from some of the more foodie-centric items on the list. The "duck pancake" grilled cheese is a culinary creation of epically rich proportions. "The name comes from a Korean dish called a duck pancake," said Ciji, which means if the American buttermilk image crossed your mind, forget about it. This sammie comes housed in buttery grilled bread and is chock full of creamy cheese, succulent duck and lots of Korean spices. Paired with a pint off the rotating draft list, we can't think of a more fun and relaxed way to enjoy this creative take on comfort food.
"Duck Pancake" Grilled Cheese, $14
Chicken Lyonnaise Salad w/ 64º egg, $13
Draftsman Burger, $12
Fried Pickles, $6
Bacon Wrapped Dates, $6
Monday - Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday & Satrday, 5 p.m. to midnight