After a wonderful few days in NYC, it was back to DC to continue the hometown adventure. First up, a Sutton Group ladies happy hour, which ended up being 2.5 SG members and a dude friend of mine who lives near Eventide.
930 club to see Menomena with these beautiful people. Nate is 6'8" and you'd think he'd be easy to find in a crowd. Well, when you stand up on a platform directly behind him without seeing him first and you're looking for the tallest guy in the room who is now shorter than you - yeah, it took a text to find him. Doh!
afe Deluxe, which never disappoints!
alma mater. I really did have a fantastic college experience - best decision of my life so far.
Gaston. It is stunning.
I wandered down to M St for a little shopping and made a stop at the now famous Georgetown Cupcake, which didn't exist in my day. I don't watch their TV show, but apparently I didn't face nearly the line that most people do. And let me tell you - even if there was a line, I would totally wait in it. Yes, they are that good. I don't think Key Lime translates well to cake texture, but man, they pulled it off and made it sing. Wow. I've been tempted on many occasions to ship myself a dozen. I just can't justify the shipping costing as much as a dozen cupcakes.
Back across the river for Thursday night dinner at Me Jana, which turned out to be me and lots of dude friends. I blame it on the fact that I don't have any sisters and don't relate to girls as well. I like my dude friends! Even though it makes for awkward dinners when there is very little estrogen around. I feel bad for them.
Bus Boys. Finally, gentrification!
United House of Prayer for All People with an amazing cafeteria in the basement.
On the way there, we tried to cut through an alley, and ended up getting stuck in a condo's parking lot that was fenced it. I think someone pushed a button to make the gate go up, we drove in, realized it was a dead end, but then couldn't get out. No doors, to way to even walk through the fence, but finally the gate opened. I think someone watching out a window had a good laugh at our expense.
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