This time, however, my plan was to see my friends (read: eat all the food) and do a little sight-seeing. Here are some of my favorites from my summer food-ventures:
Luckily for me, Ashwini and Nikki had a day off during my visit, so we made a mid-week stop at Union Market. I’m not sure how to describe Union Market – it has everything from specialty cheeses, knives, oils, and spices, to a variety of restaurants and a few random stalls in-between. Nikki and I had TaKorean bowls and Ashwini had shawarma. For dessert, we walked to Dolcezza Gelato Factory for this…
One thing I miss the most about summer in DC is the outdoor entertainment. We went to Yards Park for the Summer Concert Series to picnic and listen to the sweet reggae sounds of the band Sam-O. Not pictured among our smiling faces are the chocolate chip cookies; donuts, cupcakes and brownies from Sticky Fingers Bakery; grapes, cheese and crackers; and all the gummy bears and smurfs.
Farmers, Fishers, Bakers has by far – at least in my experience – the best brunch ever! In addition to your usual brunch delights, FFB also had guacamole, a variety of fresh fruit and salads, pizza and pork belly sushi. Also, dessert. Lots and lots of dessert.
We took a break from the food-ventures aka Operation Eat All The Food to go dancing…
…and exploring the National Arboretum.
My Great Manhattan Adventure also included a stop at the M&M store because I just can’t say no to those Mint M&Ms.
By this time, all the food was beginning to catch up to me, and I felt like this…
|Replace summer with carnival|
|Rosy cheeks on the High Line in NYC|
|Coffee shop scribbles|
From NYC I went back to DC by way of Richmond, Virginia. Not pictured is the Korean fried chicken from Bonchon, and the Mellow Mushroom pizza. This picture of Shakira and I was taken shortly before we demolished a bag of Kettle Corn popcorn though.
|At the outlets in Williamsburg|
I got back to DC just in time to look at USA play Ghana in the 2014 FIFA World Cup at Biergarten Haus. Here is a picture of Ashwini taking a picture of our grapefruit beer. Not in the picture: my loaded fries topped with bacon, scallions and goat cheese. #Whatsummerbody?
Until we meet again DC!
PS – I was in the gym the morning after I returned to Grenada, because Spicemas.