While it was a wee bummah that the Nats game was rained out Friday, Sean and I redeemed the weekend by hitting up some great local happenings on Saturday. Our first stop? The Taste of Georgetown
Oh my lord, kiddos. If you didn't go this past weekend, make sure you mark your calendars for next year. Such a good time. Definitely left completely stuffed thanks to yummy eats from the likes of Filomena
, Shut Your Pie Hole and Bodega
(which left Sean mesmerized due to their giant paella pans, see above.)
I also got to see some familar folks from past reporting gigs (such as the lovely Ching Ching Wong from Ching Ching Cha Tea Hous
e -- go get her hibiscus tea NOW!) and also ran into others I want to write about in the future such as one Katie Balloons
. (And I thought my espadrilles were high!)
My buddy and former WaPo Express colleague Katie Aberbach was also on the scene. The tiny chica was one of the event's four judges. Her task? Naming the best dish out of 60! Yeesh. Should have brought her Tums.
Want more insight on what the day was like? Well let's ask our fave non-reporter what he thinks!
After heading back to our casa to digest for a few hours -- totally felt like this
-- Sean and I were back out on the scene. Artomatic
here we come!
It should come as no surprise that I find Rush Limbaugh a douchebag. As such, I chuckled at this piece made from tapes of Limbaugh show recordings.
Mommy I want one! Seriously everyone should have a dino just like this in their living room.
Props to my buddy Critchy's friend Sarah Murphy
. I'd run into her a few weeks ago while reporting my Artomatic volunteering piece
, and she'd told me about the fabric mondella she planned on making. Very cool to see the finished product.
Sean, on the otherhand, got the most excited about his chance to eat Jupiter. Apocalypse indeed.
And once again, our intrepid man on the street offers up some artistic insight.
The shenanigans didn't stop there! After riding the Arlington Loop
yesterday (and quickly realizing that I have a long way to go when it comes to getting back in shape!) some peeps and I popped by the St. Katherine's Greek Festival
. The event happens twice a year and Sean has been an attendee for well over a decade now. I can see why, the gyros are out of this world. Washing it down with a Mythos beer? Even better.
And as usual, Mr. Man About Town Sean Quinn gave us the low-down on this biannual happening.