Saturday, April 17, 2010

Here, There, and Everywhere

Whew, were to start? First - happy weekend! I hope you are having a great one! Mine's been excellent so far and continues to look promising :)

I kicked off the weekend with a happy hour to celebrate the end of a friend's first tax season as a CPA. We went to a relatively new restaurant called Masa 14 and I can't wait to go back for brunch or dinner!  I had a strawberry lemonade (adult version) and ordered spicy edamame for the table. They were delicious with the right amount of heat.

From there I headed back downtown for dinner with my dad at Founding Farmers. He's in town for a conference tomorrow so we made plans to enjoy DC before his day of meetings. I love the fresh foods that Founding Farmers offers - a new twist on American classics, and fresh, local ingredients! I had a seltzer water (because I'm 80) while I waited for my dad to arrive.

Founding Farmers has a gluten free menu that lists the options that are gluten free or can be modified to be gluten free. This was really helpful in narrowing down my options on their expansive menu.  We started with the homemade potato chips and dips which were crisp and flavorful. I tried to save room for my dinner though.

I got the rotisserie chicken with mashed potatoes and veggie of the day: kale, carrots, and cabbage mix. Everything was flavorful and delicious but the clear winner was the kale mixture. I inhaled it all along with about half of a chicken breast and half-ish of the potatoes. Yum!

We headed back to Dupont for my dad to get some froyo and then I got to show him my apartment. We called it a night shortly thereafter and I was happy to get to bed at a reasonable hour.

This morning we met up again for brunch at Scion. I knew my dad would love their breakfast potatoes and he wasn't disappointed! So much so that he ate his and most of mine!  I had the egg white omelet with black beans, spinach, red pepper, asparagus, and jalapenos and some fresh fruit.

The food was great but this was not my best trip to Scion thus far. The server was not well-versed in the restaurant's gluten free menu / options and the comments he made regarding our inquiries for the menu were a bit "off." This disappointed me a bit despite the food being delicious so I might have to take a break from my fave brunch spot :(

Then we set off to explore! We made our way over to Georgetown and enjoyed the waterfront for a while. We could not have asked for better weather! Sunny and in the 60s - gorgeous and very comfortable!

We strolled down the shop-lined streets and were ready for a little snack. We stopped into Dolcezza for some gelato. I LOVED the Heirloom Apple and Pineapple Honey Lime. They were perfect with crisp, refreshing flavors.

Now I'm resting up before dinner while my Dad's at a meeting. We've already covered 4 miles today and there's more fun to come!

1 comment:

  1. Oooo I just got a gift certificate for Founding farmers, can't wait to try it. Looks really good. Also I meant to comment on the good news from your doctor - I can only imagine how tough it is for you right now, so at least it's getting better, even if its a slow process!