The Sweet Lobby, Washington D.C. – Guest blog post by iEatsByJEWELeS

by Julius Mayo Jr | December 9th, 2011 -

A guest blog post by iEatsByJEWELeS about macarons from The Sweet Lobby in Washington D.C.

The Sweet Lobby

words by @iEatsByJEWELeS & photos by Julius Mayo Jr.

During my latest travel to our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., I had a lunch date with the D.C. FoodSpotting ambassador, @lisamathias. We ate @Graffiato, Top Chef Mike Isabella’s restaurant (check out my review on Yelp). When I asked Lisa where should I go to get some yummy macarons, she replied with no hesitation, “Sweet Lobby!”

 

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So following the public health conference I was attending, I hopped on the Blue line Metro to the Eastern Market stop, and headed to the Sweet Lobby.

When I got there, I thought I died and went to macaron and cupcake heaven! I asked the lady behind the counter “which confectionery sells out the most here, macarons or cupcakes?” She said it is about 50:50! Making a mental note, I will have to come back and try their cupcakes!

So, the pictures featured in this guest blog are of the 16 macarons (a Barracks Row box) I brought back to @droolius so we can have a photo shoot and taste test.

 

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The verdict: the Parisian macarons from Sweet Lobby have frangrant smells and very distinct flavors. The macarons taste sweeter than most macarons I have had and there is more of a candied outer shell.

My favorite macaron flavors from Sweet Lobby include the following: Lavender, Green Tea, Earl Grey, Passion Fruit, and PBnJ.

 

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A few notable flavors and my descriptions:
- Lavender: a profound taste, and I actually felt more relaxed while eating it.
- Green Tea: definitely used Japanese matcha green tea powder in this macaron, my favorite antioxidant flavor.
- Red Hot Chili Chocolate: when you let this macaron linger on your tongue, the heat actually comes through.
- Pumpkin Sesame: this flavored macaron made me sneeze for some reason! And the ginger touch was very significant (I love ginger!).
- Chocolate Cassis: the flavor reminded me of the macarons from La Maison Du Chocolat  
- PBnJ: one of my favorites out of the Barracks Row box and it honestly tasted like a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, in a small delectable form!

 

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Overall, the macarons here are excellent. And @TheSweetLobby tweets their daily flavors on their Twitter page so you know which flavors to expect on a given day.

Sweet Lobby’s slogan is “The Ultimate Advocate For Your Sweet Tooth”. They definitely get my vote!

The Sweet Lobby
404 8th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 544-2404
www.thesweetlobby.com
Facebook www.facebook.com/TheSweetLobby
Twitter @TheSweetLobby

 
iEatsbyJewelES is a guestblogger on Droolius.com
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- Read her YELP reviews @ daisygrrl.yelp.com

I just wanted to thank Droolius for letting me guest blog again on his site. I do not really have much time to keep up my own food blog so I appreciate the opportunity my big brother has given me!

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