Skinny Patio Season

31 May

I just can’t stand to be inside when the weather is gorgeous, so you can probably imagine the bummed out look on my face right now. The weather we’re having is perfection, and being trapped inside an office is just cruel. Fortunately, my lunch breaks give me a little time to escape, relax on a patio & soak up the sunshine.

The other day, my husband took off of work and joined me for lunch. Well, his was the liquid version…’tis the season!


Since I work in Clarendon, the hubs suggested American Tap Room. I’ve only been there for happy hour(s) so I was excited to try their grub and get out of the office for a bit with my cute lunch date. Plus, their patio is great for people watching. My fave!

ATR offers skinny cocktails, so it was no surprise to me that I would be able to find a low calorie lunch that would satisfy my appetite.

I ordered the lunch special which comes with a half sandwich and a side of your choice for $10. To keep it on the light side, I chose the Greek Turkey Burger with asparagus. And I’m glad I did.


Taproom’s Greek Turkey Burger is made with hummus, tzatziki, and all sorts of mouth-watering, flavorful ingredients. If only all restaurants could make turkey burgers taste this good.


And since it’s packed with protein, a half is all you need.


It was the perfect portion size so I didn’t slug around the rest of the day, and the asparagus was light and refreshing. Perfect for the warm weather 🙂 And since summer is almost here and hemlines are getting shorter, you won’t feel guilty with this low calorie, delicious lunch.


I honestly can’t wait to go back again and order this dish. With 4 locations in the DC area, you might want to get on it too.

4 Responses to “Skinny Patio Season”

  1. Sara Miller- Style For The Seasons June 4, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    That looks so good– I may have to try it. I work just down the street!

    • diningoutskinnydc June 4, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

      Definitely try it 🙂 SO delish and refreshing. And it’s the perfect weather this week for a patio lunch!

  2. Brittany July 10, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    This looks so delicious! And I hope you do another post soon! xx

    • diningoutskinnydc July 10, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

      Thanks Brittany!! I’m finally getting back in the swing of things and will have new posts very soon 🙂 I’m pregnant and all I’ve had the energy to do is sleep! Haha…but I’m feeling more myself again finally 🙂 Thanks so much for reading!

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