Happy Monday everyone! I had a fantastically decadent weekend! Just a warning this post is very picture heavy! This weekend my mom came over to visit and to see a play on Sunday.
On Friday, Chris and I headed out with a couple of his friends in Arlington. We had a great time playing games and socializing.
We headed to Continental in Rosslyn first, where I tried to hold my own during Buck Hunter. As you can see, I didn’t come in last!! After Continental, we went to Spider Kelly’s in Clarendon for a bit to hang out with a bigger crowd. We had a great time!
On Saturday, Chris and I got up early to get our 8 mile run in before my mom got into town. It was humid, but a little rainy, which kept us cool!
After my mom arrived, we headed out to Tyson’s Corner to celebrate my sister-in-law’s birthday a little early. We had lunch at Chef Geoff’s. I got the Tyson’s Burger again! I couldn’t resist, I was starving after our run and remembered how good it was last time!
After lunch, Chris and my brother headed to a golf store and the ladies headed to Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale! The mall was absolutely packed, but that didn’t stop us!
Around 5, my mom and I headed over to my friend Lauren’s new apartment for happy hour! Lauren and her mom made a delicious bruschetta and I brought some more feta dip! I promise to post the feta recipe here soon!
After happy hour, we headed down to the Georgetown Waterfront for dinner at Farmers Fishers Bakers. I’ve tried to take my parents here two times before without any success due to long waiting lines. I guess the third time’s a charm!
The drinks lasted us for most of our meal ;).
For dinner, I had the Rockfish topped with blue crab. The Rockfish was so fresh and had a perfectly seared crust on the outside. I ate every bite! There is definitely something to be said for the extra deliciousness of farm to table food.
The real star of the show were the Beignets. Oh my gosh you guys. These were INCREDIBLE. They were so soft and doughy in the center, I probably could have eaten the whole plate myself. They were also served with three dipping sauces: chocolate, caramel, and raspberry. We all agreed if we went back, we would just get two plates of the Beignets for dessert!
It started to pour when we got our check, so we headed to the bar to avoid getting soaked! We all had a Smuttynose Summer Ale, which I really liked! It was really light, which was good since we were all pretty stuffed from dinner!
It finally stopped raining after our drinks, so we headed home since we had a big Sunday planned!
Early Sunday, the ladies met up again for brunch! My sister-in-law also joined us since Chris and my brother were golfing! We had brunch at the Peacock Cafe, which had a really great setting and even better food!
I had the “The Ghodsi,” which was a spinach, mushroom, and black truffle quiche that was topped with grilled shrimp! This was really great, and I loved how it was a mini quiche instead of just a slice. The more delicious buttery crust, the better! It was served with an arugula salad, which was a nice compliment to the rich quiche. Peacock Cafe’s brunch was really great, everything was also really fresh. I will definitely be back!
After brunch, we did some shopping in Georgetown and soaked in an absolutely gorgeous afternoon!
After shopping we headed home to chill out for a little bit before heading back out for the evening. My mom and I watched Wanderlust on HBO with Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd. It was hilarious!!! Of course, I also think Jennifer Aniston is always fantastic :).
Around 5:30, the ladies met up for a light dinner at Bodega. I didn’t get any pictures because we were sharing, but the food was really good! We split seven different tapas. Our favorites were the bacon wrapped dates and the Gambras al Ajillo, which were shrimp sautéed in garlic and olive oil — yum!! This was the perfect pre-play meal!
Around 6:45 we headed to the Kennedy Center for our play! Click on the above picture to see it better. It’s a panorama iPhone picture of the Kennedy Center’s terrace view. Gorgeous right?
We really enjoyed the play and I was sad for the weekend to end!!! Although my waistline will probably be happy to be back on schedule :). Definitely a great weekend that I will remember for a long time! Thanks to everyone who made it so special!!
I hope you all have a fabulous week!