It seems everyone’s parents must have been trying to have an Independence Day baby. The calendar over the next few days, even weeks, is filled with birthday dinners and celebrations. I think everyone know is turning another year older!

So in addition to toasting the birthday girls and boys, this is the perfect opportunity to check out new (sometimes just new to me!) restaurants in the city – hopefully a helpful review for those in the District and those coming to visit the Capitol City.
Neyla (Mediterranean) is the spirit of prosperity, abundance, and success… Happy Birthday, Shivi! The place was very affordable, even for our large group. The dish style, tapas, was very appropriate for a celebration… and the wait staff was extremely courteous. We enjoyed the semi-private back room, loved the fried cheese and hummus, and sipped sangria.