After seven years of living in D.C. overweight, I obviously accumulated quite a few favorite restaurants, and this weekend, I got to play food/drink tour guide to my friends.
Friday night, as I posted yesterday, we went to Sette Osteria for some carb-y goodness.
Saturday, after the race, we rested for quite a while before venturing back out for food. Once we finally left the hotel, we were STARVING. We started walking towards Dupont Circle without much a plan–our plan was basically to eat wherever we could find that wasn’t a sloppy St. Patrick’s Day mess.
The first place we ran into was the Front Page, site of many Thirsty Thursday nights of $10 buckets of Coronas in college. It was packed. We started walking down Connecticut, and the first place I recognized was the Big Hunt, one of my favorite dive bars…and also the site of a lot of trouble when I lived in D.C. (Sensing a theme here?) I told the girls it was fun and that we’d be able to sit on a patio, and they were sold.
I mean, a tiki bar? How could you not love it?
The prices, especially for decent craft beer, were also pretty good!
I can’t remember if I’ve ever eaten there or not, so I couldn’t really vouch for the food, but figured bar food couldn’t be too bad. Yes, I gave up French fries for Lent, but I was still seriously craving salt at this point.
I LOVE Jess’ sign! I saw her out on the course twice because of it!
I also saw Emily, and barely recognized her because she was not sweaty at the time. It’s a good thing she had a drink in hand or I might not have recognized her.
And finally met Meg! I love this smartypants’ blog because she talks about the intersection of fitness and social media, two of my favorite things. She also got an awesome PR out there–on her second half ever!
After hanging out with lots of awesome bloggers, a group of us went over to ANOTHER one of my favorite D.C. haunts, Lauriol Plaza.
THE MARGARITAS WERE GREEN!
Pro tip #1: The wait for a table is always long, but worth it. Drink margaritas; the time will go faster.
Prop tip #2: Drink your margaritas while waiting by the third-floor bar, which is always much less crowded than the first-floor bar.
Before we left yesterday, we went for brunch at Kramerbooks. It’s a little overpriced, and a little D.C.-cliche, but it was still tasty. I got the whole-grain waffles because the plate came with a little of everything I wanted–waffles, eggs and turkey sausage.
Remember when I reviewed the Technogel pillow?
Well, I have one Technogel pillow to give away to one of you! (A $150 value!)(U.S. readers only, I’m sorry.)
You can choose from:
- Anatomic (that’s what I have)
How to enter?
Just leave a comment telling me which pillow you’d pick, and what’s part of your nighttime routine to ensure a good night’s sleep.
I’m participating in a Twitter chat tonight at 9pm EST to discuss the health benefits of sleep. Follow hashtag #technogel and tweet along for more chances to win a pillow!
I will choose a winner tomorrow, March 20, after 9PM.