An American Girl in Washington

Another weekend gone

Posted in Uncategorized by AGinDC on 25 April 2011

Lots of new places this weekend, as well as a new favorite.  Here’s the list:

1.  L’Enfant Cafe in Dupont Cirle-

Amazing white truffle mac and cheese.  Delicious crepes (I had the coconut rum and toasted coconut), the burgers looked amazing, the beer is Belgian and frothy cold, the staff is friendly and adorable.  I lived around the corner from this place for six months and never went.  I’m seriously regretting that now.

2.  Zengo in Chinatown-

I had never been here before but I really liked it.  We met for drinks before Water for Elephants and I can’t wait to come back here to eat.  The sushi looked amazing, the edmame was delicious, and I was totally digging the atmosphere.  You would never expect a place this nice next to the metro and an Urban Outfitters but here it is.  Love.

3.  Water for Elephants

My book  club read this book last month so we decided to see the movie on Friday.  I wasn’t expecting much, I never understood the appeal of Vampire Guy and Reese Witherspoon looked like his mom in the previews.  Wow was I wrong.  First of all, costume designer Jacqueline West is a GENIUS.  Reese has never looked so gorgeous and Vampire Guy can rock the depression-era grubby circus guy look like nobody’s business.  I found myself thinking of ways of incorporating Reese’s look into my wardrobe (riding boots, brightly colored scarves as headbands, sleek silk dresses, nautical stripes, an elephant).  Everything about it was incredible.  In addition, the adaptation was extremely well done, the story was enthralling, and I was actually very, very impressed.  I think Vampire Guy may have a future after he finishes those abominations that are allowed to be called vampire films (I’m an Ann Rice fan, can you tell?).  I actually think I may buy this movie, I want to see Reese in those dresses again.

4.  Alero in Columbia Heights-

Went here for lunch on Saturday.  Love the outdoor seating, not mad about the food.  The salsa was bland, the beef was well-seasoned but that was the only thing.  Even the guac had nothing to it.  I really wanted to run over to Chipotle for theirs.  That being said, it’s tex-mex with outdoor seating and it’s right next door to my new place, so I’ll probably be back.  Maybe their margaritas are good…

5.  Vapiano in Chinatown-

I love this place.  I keep coming back.  The happy hour is fantastic (and is seven days a week, which I appreciate), the pizza is delicious, and the payment system allows for really fast bar service, which I love.  Plus it’s super close to the metro, so you can’t lose.

6.  Dr. Who on BBC America-

Yep, still the greatest show ever.

7.  Pizzeria Paradiso in Georgetown-

Oh how I love the Atomica.  Definitely some of the best pizza in DC.

So that was my weekend.  I had a blast, broke my diet more times than I want to think about, and absolutely adored being out in the sun.

What did you do?

AGinDC

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  1. Daniel said, on 25 April 2011 at 9:58 am

    Have you tried 2 Amys in Glover Park or Red Rocks in your ‘hood on 11th St? I think they have the best pizza in DC. No doubt.

    • AGinDC said, on 25 April 2011 at 10:00 am

      People keep telling me about Red Rocks but I’m on a diet, I’m not supposed to be eating any pizza so I only go where people force me! I refuse to try a great place in my neighborhood until after I’m allowed to eat again!!


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