Friday Things

My lovely vacation week is coming to a close.  I’ve been lucky enough to spend it with close friends and also celebrate Miles’ birthday. This is my fourth visit to the Boston area, and each time I come, I discover something new.  This visit I discovered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.  It quickly became one…

The Salty Pig

Tonight was girls’ night out with a dear friend from Chicago who’s now living in Cambridge. This lady and I both love charcuterie and were looking for a good place in either Cambridge or Boston to dine. We decided to try The Salty Pig. We were tempted by the title of the restaurant alone! The…

Doughnut Plant

I debated for about two hours trying to decide if I was going to stop in NYC for a doughnut on my way to Boston.  I knew I would have to drive through the city, but was afraid of being stuck in traffic.  As I approached Elizabeth NJ, traffic didn’t seem that bad, so I…

Thomas Sweet

Do you remember the other day when I talked about my binge-fest at The Diner? Before we even finished eating we knew we wanted a milkshake next. As we waited for our table, I saw a milkshake on a server’s tray and couldn’t get the image out of my head. At the moment, however, we…

Brunch at The Diner in Adams Morgan

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I have a friend that I “brunch” with every couple of weeks.  And I’m using the term brunch lightly.  We usually start off with brunch, but then spend the rest of the day letting out taste buds guide us and end up eating all day.  My friend has…

Kramerbooks and Afterwords

Kramerbooks is a bit of an institution here in DC. It’s a phenomenal bookstore, cafe and bar that’s open late until 4am on the weekends! It’s mostly a favorite amongst my friends as a go-to place for a late night dessert. A group of us went there after dinner the other night after my birthday…

Scarlet Oak

Another birthday celebration dining entry! It feels like it’s never ending, and there is in no way a complaint! I spent the evening with a group of close friends at the swanky, yet cozy Scarlet Oak in SW, DC. That area is really booming now with lot bars and restaurants (and a great ice cream…

Drafting Table | Logan Square

Drafting Table was another one of the many stops during my birthday week.  My friends and I decided to come here for a few drinks and a little nosh.  When we arrived it was a bit crowded but cozy. I saw a couple playing Connect Four, and another table playing Jenga because board games are cool. …

Lincoln

One of my co-workers took me to Lincoln for lunch as a birthday present. That morning, I had a temporary crown put on and was very numb, and worried that I might not be able to eat by lunch time. Luckily, the numbness wore off in time as I order my Cubano and Brussels sprouts….

Matchbox

I’ve been celebrating my birthday all week, but for my actual birthday, I spent a quiet evening with Miles at Matchbox. We practically lived here when we first moved to the city but started branching out to other places over time. We were both starving and wanted pizza (which is amazing) since it had been…

Zentan – Downtown

Now that I’m working in downtown DC, I find myself actually eating lunch.   I’m waiting for it to get a little warmer, then it’s going to be long walks over the Mall and sitting in the grass. I’ve been lucky enough in my new job to find lots of cool people who want to…

Taqueria Distrito Federal

A dear friend was feeling a little sad after hearing about the passing of Prince.  He’s been a fan since he was a little boy.  I thought I’d try to cheer him up by taking him out for tacos and ice cream since we both love tacos and have our favorite spot in Maryland.  This time,…