Real Activity Wednesday: On Adventures in DC.
Hey hey! This accomplished weekend we spent a fun, touristy beneath than 48 hours in DC and I’m activity to accompany you forth while I yap all about it.
So. I adulation Washington DC. I accept a allure with all things American history (especially presidents) and get bemused back I’m there. I appetite to do every touristy affair I possibly can and I’d apparently do it every distinct year and still not be bored. My brother Andy and his adherent Mary came with us and the four of us ate our way through the city. We backward at the Sofitel and the area was absolute for what we capital to do. We’ve backward in the Sofitel in NYC afore and accept admired it. I will say though… a few years ago we backward at the Mayflower Renaissance in DC and I did like that more.
I took my absolute activity camera but did I use it? Barely. You guys apperceive I abhorrence it. By Friday black it was buried in the hotel. So all of these photos are from my iPhone… as usual. Also, let’s altercate cossack for a minute. On my favorites posts and antecedent instagrams, you guys consistently ask me if my tieks are account it and cool comfortable. While I adulation them for accustomed life, I’m consistently afraid to say that they are “the best adequate ever!” because they are absolutely my aboriginal flats ever. But. How about I absolved ALL OVER on Friday, at atomic about eight hours of walking – in my tieks. By the end of the night my anxiety were absolutely annoyed but the tieks were so adequate for walking. I was actively impressed. I did airing about in the brace that I bought aftermost October – so they are able-bodied beat in.
Yeah, so. We absolved our faces off and while the temperature hovered in the 50s and 60s, it was clouded and a bit windy. So afterwards actuality arctic for 24 hours, we concluded up renting the burghal bikes and benumbed about Saturday afternoon. We saw the monuments, the museums, we attempted to see the civic athenaeum but didn’t feel like cat-and-mouse in band – basically all the touristy things to do in DC.
On Saturday, we did article cool fun and had a little clandestine bout of the Absolute Court. I anticipate the accepted accord was that it was our admired allotment of the trip. Accepting to see all the allowance and ends of the cloister and accepting an alarming history assignment with new friends. We ADMIRED it. Acknowledge you so abundant for the bout Melody and Heather!
And now I’m aloof activity to affair watch the applesauce out of the West Addition afresh because it’s absolute activity and makes me feel like I’m active it. And apparently Abode of Cards.
Yeah yeah. fun!
BUT. What you absolutely appetite to apperceive is area we ate. Right?
So let’s get to it. The carbcation of ballsy proportions.
Friday night we ate at Proof. We admired our affair and appetizers, but our commons were mostly just… meh. For apps, we got the aerated dupe cheese and adolescent tartar. I could abode both plates appropriate this minute – they were absolutely delicious. For our meals, we concluded up with the scallops and housemade tagliatelle. They were okay, but annihilation that blew our mind. But that cooler was bulliet bourbon, grapefruit abstract and honey – and now I charge charm it.
Um… next. I appealing abundant appetite to do a column all about cupcakes.
You guys were blowing up my instagram adage we HAD to go to Baked and Wired. One actual advancing bike ride and a action (three out of the four of us had a meltdown) later, we fabricated it there and aloof about died. I capital ALL the things. I was so overwhelmed. Seriously. On Saturday, I bought a few amber dent cookies, A UNICORN CUPCAKE (okay, absolutely it was alleged “uniporn rainho”) and a red clover cupcake for Eddie. He promptly ate all of the accolade after me. I promptly ate my cupcake for lunch. Afterwards we chock-full for water, diet Coke and algid coffee, of course.
That’s like the hangover leash of life.
The four of us admired Broiled and Active so abundant that we swung by on our way home and bought, um, I anticipate 16 added cupcakes today? HALP ME.
We got six. Andy and Mary got ten. To allotment with others of course. We charge help. Decisions decisions.
I rarely am afflicted with cupcakes from any bakery (I acquisition them to be underwhelming (read: dry) about every distinct time) but these were to die for. We didn’t accomplish it to any added bakeries afterwards that, FYI.
Dinner on Saturday night was at Oyamel. Contrarily accepted as the bewitched abode area my bedmate apparent that he admired guacamole. Cue angels singing.
They accomplish the guac tableside and he dug in. The four of us devoured it aural maybe two minutes? We were so hungry. I asked if he would eat guac if I fabricated it at home, to which he responded with, “well, yeah! if you accomplish it fresh.” Um. Okay. How is it accessible to NOT accomplish it fresh? I’m activity to booty him up on that action this weekend.
So Oyamel was awesome, added than the actuality that we had to delay a continued ass time for our reservations. The margaritas though. OH MY WORD. See the cream on top of that drink? Instead of confined the the marg with a absolute rim, they serve it with absolute foam. It ability complete odd and alike I was agnostic at aboriginal because I adulation a absolute margarita. But these were fabulous. Eddie doesn’t like margaritas, so he adjustment mojitos which came with excellent foam.
Just so, so good.
Many of you asked if we had the grasshoppers… which allegedly are on the card but thankfully I overlooked. I’m not adventurous abundant for that. If you apperceive annihilation about me, I ABHORRENCE BUGS. Like hate. Accept a absolutely antic aberrant fear.
After our guac domination, we ordered the refried beans to start. Fantastic. Again we all ordered a agglomeration of altered tacos, obviously. I went with the pulled pork and chorizo, the agrarian augment and the bonbon of babyish pig. Cool good. I’m still absent of it.
We absolutely enjoyed that over our banquet Friday night.
In added accidental aliment news, we HAD to go to Agitate Berth because we don’t accept one actuality in Pittsburgh. It’s a charge because they accept my admired cheese chips anytime and I like the burgers bigger than Bristles Guys.And pinkberry, because why not? Pinkberry was array of an afternoon bite to authority us over until our actual backward banquet reservation. Acerb froyo with strawberries and milk amber crunch. Oh hi, I’m dead.
Sadly, we didn’t do any crazy breakfast things. I was added aflame about our abeyant dinners and aloof can’t do a massive brunch back I’m traveling – and am activity to airing all day continued and don’t appetite to abhorrence life. Saturday we bound ate at the Old Ebbitt Barbecue (I accept annihilation acceptable to say about that but I anticipate the others enjoyed their meals) and Sunday we ate at a little alehouse in our auberge afore demography off.
And that’s that. Cool fast and fun. Now I’m starving.
You guys gave me lots of added alarming restaurant account which I will accumulate in my abridged for approaching use. It’s alone three hours abroad afterwards all. And I achievement that if I appointment enough, maybe I’ll aloof ACTIVATE to morph into Robin Artisan vis Abode of Cards. Totally.
What did you do this weekend? Acquaint me.