Saturday, August 25, 2007

Mitsitam Café - the National Museum of the American Indian

I went to the National Museum of the American Indian with my daughter. It is one of the newest ones and there is no need to get timed tickets for admission anymore ( When they openend they had tickets- free but timed).

When we go to DC to visit one of the museums there are 2 things that are almost always guaranteed. a) You can probably see only one museum in 1 day 2) You probably will end eating a burger or a sandwich. The Air and sapce Museum has the MCDonalds. There is however an exception if there is a event on the mall when you can taste some different foods.

The NMAI however has the Mitsitam Café . The NMAI website says " "Mitsitam" means "Let’s eat!" in the Native language of the Delaware and Piscataway peoples". The café features Native foods found throughout the Western Hemisphere, including the Northern Woodlands, South America, the Northwest Coast, Meso America, and the Great Plains.

I am probably not the right person to review Native indian food but my daughter enjoyed the Lobster Roll with a side of Beans. I enjoyed the beasn more than the honey syrup turkey and smoked fish.

The cafeteria is not cheap, an entree with one side may cost you more than $10. If the money is entirely going to the NMAI instead of the contractor it may be worth it.

The Washington Post reveiw is here http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?node=cityguide/profile&id=1113026
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