Daily Archives: 17 January 2015

James Hoban’s — Lunch on 16 January 2015

Still in the mood for Bar Food, I had lunch at James Hoban’s, an Irish bar and restaurant just off Dupont Circle, a couple of blocks from where I live.


James Hoban’s

Hobans Spinach Salad

Spinach Salad

A big spinach salad w/roasted pears, spiced walnuts, and nice hunks of bleu cheese, served w/a maple balsamic.

Hobans Shepards Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

I got addicted to Shepherd’s Pie in New Zealand, where it was a staple, while chicken was for special occasions.  I’ve had a hard time finding a really good Shepherd’s Pie in the US.  This one was fine—the mashed potato crust was v nicely done.

What was less fine was that a extremely generous tip was included in the bill, which the waitress neglected to mention until I questioned it.