2014 Resolution: East Coast Bucket list

-Spend a day in Philly (eat a cheesesteak, take a picture by the LOVE sign)

-Eat seafood in Annapolis

-Enjoy a sunny day on the Alexandria waterfront

-Do something iconically DC (White House Tree Lighting, go to a political rally)

-Run an East Coast Marathon

-Hike in the Appalachians

-Experience the Jersey Shore

-Visit East Coast breweries

-Go wine tasting in Virginia

-Book a cheap flight for a weekend (Florida, Atlanta, NOLA)

-Visit colonial Williamsburg

…more to come

Koda’s first snow day!

A snowy Sunday afternoon made it feel like the holiday season.
Then a forecast of 2-5 inches of snowfall meant an official snow day…not that I had anything to gain.

Next snow day goal: attach a small sled to him

bar: civil cigar lounge
went for a fancy night out, which turned out to be really reasonable. it’s the perfect place to treat your guy, with an extensive list of alcohol and cigars.  i don’t smoke, but the waiter insisted on a full experience, so they sent over a cigar dude who talked me through the whole thing and what favors i’m supposed to taste that compliments my wine.
i didn’t taste a single fruit flavor they described to me so i took a couple puffs and stuck to the wine.

bar: civil cigar lounge

went for a fancy night out, which turned out to be really reasonable. it’s the perfect place to treat your guy, with an extensive list of alcohol and cigars.  i don’t smoke, but the waiter insisted on a full experience, so they sent over a cigar dude who talked me through the whole thing and what favors i’m supposed to taste that compliments my wine.

i didn’t taste a single fruit flavor they described to me so i took a couple puffs and stuck to the wine.

Tags: bar

east coast adventure: maine avenue fish market

mike and i had a major craving to make fish tacos (the best i’ve had lately were very subpar baja fresh fish tacos) so we took a little metro ride to check out this cheap, fresh, seafood market i had heard about.  it’s kind of random, but you go into a big parking lot and then there were these seafood vendors with their fresh catch.  fillets, shellfish, crabs of all sizes in these huge piles…i wanted it buffet style.

going back for:

-chowdah

-oyster plates

eats: bluejacket brewery

i was so happy to have mike out in dc for a piece of home and comfort during my first east coast thanksgiving.  we celebrated our 3 year anniversary this weekend and made a night at the new brewery.  they opened a stone-esque brewpub with overpriced fancy food and over 21 beers brewed in house on tap.  

likes:

-space and ambiance, nothing like it in a dc brewery yet

-service - super friendly

-head brewer is a female

-lots of variety on tap…there is something for everyone

the beer variety was really interesting, they were really all over the place, and for the most part, it was drinkable.  the selection of sours and lambics remind me of the bruery beers, which i don’t prefer, but to each his own.

tips:

-order the bar food.  it smelled and looked amazing and was from the same kitchen, just cheaper

-try the cask beers

Tags: foodie
eats: mandu
my 2nd time here but it’s right around the corner from my house I knew i’d get another chance to post about it.  the service is great and sometimes, nothing  takes the place of yummy asian food.  chae chap, kimchi fried rice, and bulgogi.  nothing will beat making it at home for cheap after a trip to zion, but try the seafood/scallion pancakes, and the fried zucchini appetizers, and enjoy family style korean food with great company.

eats: mandu

my 2nd time here but it’s right around the corner from my house I knew i’d get another chance to post about it.  the service is great and sometimes, nothing  takes the place of yummy asian food.  chae chap, kimchi fried rice, and bulgogi.  nothing will beat making it at home for cheap after a trip to zion, but try the seafood/scallion pancakes, and the fried zucchini appetizers, and enjoy family style korean food with great company.

Tags: foodie
the walk home.
trying to see in photos how my street experiences the seasons.

the walk home.

trying to see in photos how my street experiences the seasons.

eats: masa14

sunday morning brunch (remember, it’s a thing here) to continue the fun of saturday night shenanigans.  this was an all-you-can-eat and drink tapas style asian fusion brunch.  we had pork filled buns and bacon fried rice, chilaquiles, chorizo and grits and a number of flatbreads.  this was probably the most amazing deal in all of dc. $35. for endless food and drinks.  the drinks were pretty weak but they used lychee puree or mango/blood orange puree for your choice of mimosas. 

i was happily full the rest of the day and felt an asian food void was mildly satisfied.

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eats: le diplomate

sorority girls women night out, for a lovely chi o visitor in town.  pretty crazy to all be sitting at the dinner table in a city across the country and being able to gab about our glory days. one of the chi o’s made these dinner reservations months ago, and i was excited to be part of the action.  the bread basket came with many types of in-house baked breads and the french onion soup was amazing.  my entree was the moules frites.  the lemon butter bath my little guys sat in was pretty fantastic.

and I don’t think anything can be too terrible about a meal that begins with the happy clink of champagne glasses.

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We are Georgetown.
First home game of the basketball season.

We are Georgetown.

First home game of the basketball season.