Weekend Snapshots June 7-9, 2013

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Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend! It was beautiful in DC this weekend after Andrea rolled out of town. On Friday night, I had the last bowl of gazpacho that I made earlier in the week. I had it every night last week! I love gazpacho and had not made it in two summers. I’ll be posting my recipe here soon – it is a winner and completely guilt free!

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Chris and I went to the new Matchbox on U St. to meet up with some friends for dinner and drinks on Friday night. Chris and I just split a small pizza – the Q Special with grilled chicken, portabella mushrooms, and roasted red pepper. It was great, but I think our pizza at Pete’s last weekend may have been a little bit better — still thinking about that amazing crust!!

I didn’t get a picture of our pizza, but I did snap a picture of the incredible drink that I had – a Spice-a-rita. It was like a margarita with jalapenos in it. The spice was a nice warm hit down your throat – awesome in my opinion! Chris loved it too.

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My parents came to spend the weekend with Chris and I on Saturday morning. They were celebrating their 38th wedding anniversary and we were celebrating Father’s Day a weekend early because Chris and I have a wedding in Richmond next weekend. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad, and happy early Father’s Day, Dad!

Before they arrived, Chris and I went to the grocery store to pick up some treats, wine, and beer. Before our grocery store trip we needed to fuel up! Iced black coffee for him and an iced latte for her! Chris and I had never tried BeanGood in Rossyln and we will definitely be back. It was super cute inside and had great coffee and much better looking food than Starbucks!

20130609-185148.jpgAfter my mom and dad arrived, the four of us headed down to Old Town Alexandria. I wanted to show my dad the office where I’m working this summer and I wanted to find a necklace to wear to the wedding next weekend. We decided to head down to the waterfront to soak in the beautiful summer day.

20130609-185154.jpgWe decided to have lunch at the Chart House, which is right on the water. Mom, Dad, and I decided to have the crabcake after the waiter’s recommendation. It did not disappoint. It was seriously one of the best crabcakes I’ve had. It was lightly fried and pure back fin lump crabmeat. The bread was awesome too, I usually end up just eating the crabcake and leaving the bread off to the side, but this bun was perfectly light and only made the sandwich better instead of taking away from the delicious delicate crabmeat.

The fries were awesome as well. Skinny and crisp and dusted with large flakes of sea salt. I didn’t leave one behind! We spent the afternoon strolling down King Street and I found the perfect necklace for the wedding – Success!

We spent the rest of the afternoon at my condo chatting and watching the Nationals game. Around 7:30 we walked down to the Georgetown Waterfront for dinner. We were planning on having dinner at Farmers, Fishers, Bakers, but I was unable to get a reservation on Friday and the wait was two hours. So we decided to turn to our old stand-by SeaCatch.

I shook things up and ordered the grilled mahi, which was fantastic!

20130609-185200.jpgOn Sunday morning we had brunch at Boulevard Woodgrill in Clarendon. I had the cornflake encrusted french toast, which is my favorite thing on the menu there. I’m not really a french toast person, but this french toast in unlike any other french toast. It is super crunchy on the outside and not overly sweet. Super crisp bacon on the side – just the way I like it!

After saying goodbye Chris and I headed to the pool with his friends who are getting married next weekend! They needed to work on their base tans for wedding pictures and before hopping on the plan to enjoy their honeymoon! Chris and I headed back upstairs around 6 for dinner and Sunday night tv.

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We had leftover lobster and steak from Sea Catch, leftover chicken from earlier in the week and some steamed veggies. A perfect dinner to round out the weekend. I’ll be back hopefully later in the week to share a new recipe!!

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