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Monumental appetite

Check out the March issue of Key Club magazine tomorrow to hear more about this year’s Key Club International convention host city from Capital District Key Clubbers—and read a special blog post from our friend, Paco the Penguin. Until then, here’s a teaser from Key Clubber Taylor Medley.

How food defines one Key Clubber’s trip to Washington, D.C.

By Taylor Medley, Capital District

Washington, D.C., is famous for various places such as the White House, the Washington Monument and the Smithsonian Institute. Even though my travels to this beautiful and historic city led me on countless adventures to these landmarks and other sights, my most memorable experience came in the form of a cheesy pasta dish. (Should I be embarrassed?)

After a long day of sightseeing in the hot and humid summer weather, my parents and I decided to stop at a cute, inviting restaurant named Circa at Dupont. I basked in the air conditioning and sucked down my ice tea as if my mother had never taught me how to behave in public. In my heat-exhausted stupor, I made one of the best decisions of my life: I ordered the restaurant’s signature mac ‘n cheese dish.

When the waitress sat my food in front of me, I had a total change of mood. I shoveled the pasta, which was actually a gooey mess of cheese, prosciutto and asparagus, into my mouth and swore to my parents that I had never tasted anything that satisfying. Maybe I’m being dramatic. Maybe this is a ridiculous way to feel about pasta. I mean, I visited the International Spy Museum and walked around my dream place of employment, the Natural History Museum, but when I think of Washington, D.C., I think mac ‘n cheese. Weird? Probably, but if you have time during convention to go eat at this restaurant, I’m

positive it’ll be something you remember.

Taylor Medley

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