Ted’s Bulletin is America – that’s really all there is to it. The 1940s inspired classic American diner mixed complete with a candy/malt counter from days long past, turning out fresh made pastries (famously pop tarts that is), boozy milkshakes, huge burgers, meatloaf, and all your Americana fare. Plus, Chef Eric Brannon is awesome and loves what he does.
Read the Feasting Famously interview with Chef Eric Brannon on FamousDC.com
The food is great and the atmosphere is fun. Located on the popular Barrack’s Row on the SE corridor of Capitol Hill, Ted’s provides home style comfort food at a very affordable price. While not a typical “lobbyist” haunt, you’ll catch a few for lunch, or a cozy dinner after work. Craving breakfast at 3:00pm? They’ve got you covered with an all day breakfast menu too.
Step out on a limb and grab the peanut butter and bacon burger, served with a house made tomato jam – it’s like ketchup and jelly had a baby – and it’s delicious.
Or for something more comforting, get the meatloaf. Although a tad sweet with the sauce, it’s traditional, tender, seasoned well, and…hey, it’s meatloaf, you either like it or you don’t. If you like meatloaf, you’ll like this. The grilled asparagus were also cooked perfectly.
And hey, when you go to a place that makes their own pop tarts, you should probably get that too. If you want to be like Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, get the blueberry cheesecake pop tart.
Where: Ted’s Bulletin, 505 8th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003. Online.