Wednesday, July 07, 2010

My husband...

Meet Adam - sports and music enthusiast. You can read his many many thoughts at

His newest idea -

Adam: hey, where can i buy stocks?
Me: ummmmmmm, what for??
Adam: I heard from a source that lebron is signing with the knicks tomorrow. We need to buy shares in madison square garden

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

List postponed

Who knew packing up your life and getting a condo ready for renters would take so much time? So i only made it through a few items on my list. Since we'll be moving to southern VA instead of say, Europe... it'll be easier to check them off sooner or later. So we'll focus on my ridiculous summer of travel.

If you're driving up 95 through Connecticut - I feel for you - stop at Papa's Pizza in Milford, CT (exit 35). Its just as far off the freeway as McDonalds but you won't be eating mystery meat or supporting the uber corporate world. His pizza is nice and thin, with fresh ingredients and really good sauce.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Alberta Cross at Rock & Roll Hotel

"Oh, they were millions, as we were just one
It's just a heart for mine, having his own fun
Leave us a friend, he's living life, he's lonely
Leave us a friend, he's just living life before me, now."

- Old Man Chicago by Alberta Cross.

Hauntingly soulful rockers.

Friday, June 04, 2010

DC United Game!

Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Ceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee United!

Olay, Olay Olay Olay. Olay, Olay.

400 of my closest friends and I joined together on Wednesday to cheer on our MLS team. The poor attendance was a disappointment but the brava brava guys were pretty rockin.

Also soccer players are yummy when they change their shirts.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

22 Days Left in DC

After almost 10 years in DC, I am moving in 22 days. So with 22 days to go... I have a lot to do (and a lot more ideas to come up with)
  1. Go to a DC United Game and sit in the brava brava section. - Wednesday the 2nd!
  2. See a show at Rock and Roll Hotel - Alberta Cross on Friday the 4th!
  3. Volunteer at DC Central Kitchen
  4. Check out the National Portrait Gallery
  5. Finally check out the National Zoo. I cant believe i haven't been yet.
  6. Get to the top of the Washington Monument
  7. Eat takeout from the in-home thai place, Thai X-ing
  8. Dinner at Masa 14
  9. Cocktails at the speakeasy on U Street
  10. Check out the fish market again
  11. Get the truffle lobster mac n' cheese at the Four Seasons restaurant, with champagne.
  12. Finish my "Mac n' DC" list while we're on the subject.
  13. Eat at Komi
  14. How could I forget - West Wing Tour!
  15. Check out the US Marine Corps Parade at 8th and I
  16. Breakfast at Florida Avenue Grill - Saturday, June 5 with Jess!
  17. Spectacular dinner at Acqua Al 2 in Eastern Market. Friday, June 4th With Morgan and Patrick.
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Monday, June 29, 2009

Will you go out with me?

A friend asked me for advice on where to take a girl out on a date in DC. So i surveyed a lot of friends for their favorite ideas... (more to come and links to be added... heres the start)
  • Outdoor film festivals with wine and snacks during the summer - list here. My personal favorite is the Crystal City superhero series!

  • SW Waterfront fish market at sunset (map). Get the spiced, steamed shrimp and sit on the dock

  • Walk through the FDR memorial and tidal basin at sunset

  • Driving to K Street (under the whitehurst freeway), parking the car, scaling up the cliff on the side of the Key Bridge and making out - hats off to annie for this suggestion

  • Daytime - Anything at Great Falls. Hiking, biking, maybe running

  • Daytime - picnic at Fletcher's Cove and boathouse. Careful turning across Canal road!

  • Daytime - Glen Echo park for some creepy amusement park fun

  • Dinner cruise on the Potomac. Pricey options: Odyssey, Spirit of Washington, Capital Yacht. Less expensive option is taking the water taxi from Georgetown to either Old Town Alexandria or the National Harbor... they serve beer and wine on board too!

  • Botanical Garden (by the Capitol) or National Arboretum (i think both close at sunset)

  • Dance classes - some options: Lima, Habana Village, The Jam Cellar (alcohol free), Cafe Salsa

  • Jazz - HR57, Blues Alley, Columbia Station, Vegas Lounge, Dukes, (I am specifically leaving out Boheminian Caverns because i had a terrible experience there)

  • DC Improv - almost always a fun time. Skip the food

  • Live music (thats not jazz) - On any random night, check out the bands online first.. if they're remotely good, wander in: Options include: 930 Club, Black Cat, Rock & Roll Hotel, DC 9, Jammin Java, (New) Vegas Lounge, Madam's Organ, Eighteenth Street Lounge, The Red and the Black, Wonderland Ballroom (PBR in cans people). In Virginia: Clarendon Grill, The State Theater

  • Bigger music venues that will most likely require advanced planning: Meriweather, Nissan, Rams Head Baltimore or Annapolis, Wolf Trap (where you can bring your own food and drink!), DAR Constitution Hall, Patriot Center, Sonar in Baltimore

  • Virginia Wineries - favorites include Rapahannok, Terrara on friday evenings,

  • Bars that have live music cover bands - Zanzibar on the Waterfront, Irelands Four Provinces (formerly Four P's)

  • Plays/Musicals/Cultural Stuff - Kennedy Center, Warner Theater, National Theater, Arena Stage, Studio Theater, Ford Theater, Lincoln Theater

Thursday, December 11, 2008


I have been stalking Posto since Viridian closed over six months ago and last Friday, they opened. We had to drive to NY that night but i made my boyfriend and our two friends dine here before we left. Obsessive? yes... but then again Tosca is in my top 5 (or maybe 1) restaurants in the city. In fact Tosca is the only restaurant where i am fully willing to drop $400 + and not miss it in the slightest.

So I'll be honest and say that I am absolutely biased in my optimism toward Posto. First our negative: the service was slow ... bread showed up after my (awesome) appetizer. There was still packing material under our table (which was a bit freaky to feel when you didn't expect it).

However... the slow server was incredibly friendly and honest in his nervousness. He didn't let me taste the 2nd bottle we opened, but for the price the bottle was Fantastic! You could see the manager (or owner?) bustling around... I was slightly sad nobody other than our server came over to see how we were... mostly because i hope to make this one of our regular haunts and i would love to get to know the management (we are young looking so I guess I can somewhat understand).

On to the important part - the food. We'll break this down into two categories. The pizza and the rest of the menu. I had a non-pizza meal and my three companions had pizzas.... my beef tartar was Amazing. I am pretty new to beef tarter ... the only other one i've had was minced .... this one was prepared in small cubes with a spicy vinaigrette and arugula. For my entree I had the tortelli with walnuts and spinach in a cream sauce. It was perfect... not to heavy but filing. Crunchy walnuts next to the soft spinach in sauce that i almost believe wasn't chalk full of butter.

Everyone else had pizza. All were great when the came out... the ones with ricotta got a little soggy .. i assume this is because it was homemade cheese - a nice touch. All three had great taste... the sausage one had a good amount of spice... .the margarita pizza had more sauce than normal but in my opinion that is a good thing.

We left full and happy and not even particularly embarrassed that we happened to break the first wine glass of the restaurant's history!