If you are craving a traditional Native meal during your stay in D.C., then the Mitsitam Cafe at the Smithsonian Museum of the National American Indian is the place for you. The cafe features indigenous cuisines from tribes all over North America, including the Great Plains, Northwest Coast and the Northern Woodlands. For example, the Great Plains portion of the menu includes Buffalo Chili, Indian Tacos and Buffalo Burgers.
The cafe is located at 4th St. and Independence Ave. SW, a 12 minute drive from the hotel. The cafe can also be reached from the conference hotel via the metro. If taking the metro, you should head to the Crystal City Metro Station, take the yellow line metro towards Mount Vernon Square and exit once you reach the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station. Then it is a half mile walk to the museum. Mitsitam Cafe is open daily from 11am-5pm. More information about the cafe can be found online at More information about the museum can be found online at -Lyle Jacobs