On a Pink Typewriter

a writer with a hearty appetite & an active lifestyle

Wordless weekend

Okay, maybe a few words… ;-)

Friday

Dinner and a movie during a rainstorm = Blaire’s first Friday night in D.C.

And by rainstorm I obviously mean monsoon.

I mean our feet were sloshing in our shoes.

So, welcome!

Steamed chicken buns + a salad with peanut dressing a la Bangkok Joe’s on the Georgetown Waterfront.

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Finally!

Amazing, though not quite as amazing as the book… but close.

And dessert, obvi.

Thanks, Baked and Wired, i.e. my favorite coffee shop in D.C.

Reminds me of  living in the Village in NYC. :-)

Saturday

Ted’s Bulletin in Capitol Hill for brunch with the Brunch Squad.

We think we’re a D.C. version of Sex and the City…. ten years younger, with a ketchup addiction.

 

 

 

 

The pancakes were so-so. Sorry, Ted.

I mean, pretty good, but honestly not as fluffy as I would have liked; too much flour and/or too little butter/milk causes that.

Plus extra ketchup for the table.

I told you.

The servers, however, made up for whatever the pancakes might have lacked – they were so attentive and seriously just super friendly.

And they had homemade poptarts, so how can you not just adore this place automatically?

One more, please.

I’ll be back, Ted.

Then we strolled around Eastern Market’s farmers’ market.

And I bought some peppers, because I’m a sucker for farmers’ markets.

We’ll ignore the fact that those in D.C. are double the price for everything as compared to grocery stores (which is unlike farmers’ markets I’ve been to in other cities).

Then B and I left the Squad and headed to Georgetown near our apartment for some shopping.

I didn’t last long, especially after seeing this sad news.

My beloved breakfast restaurant in Georgetown – Furin’s – went out of business after 27 years. :-(

I’m so depressed.

In case you care too, here’s a Washington Post article on the closing.

Apparently my telling everyone I knew about the place did absolutely nothing for their sales. #Fail.

Don’t worry, I cheered myself up with some fro-yo last night.

I’m now on a quest for someplace else in D.C. to find delicious pancakes.

 

Okay, time to pull myself together and hit the gym and some other errands… my new apartment desperately needs some more attention and organizing. Happy Sunday!

How’s your weekend going?? Ever have a fav restaurant/store/bakery go out of business? Did you cry, too?

5 Comments

  1. I have been talking about visiting the Eastern Market farmer’s market for years but have never been! The Haymarket farmer’s market in Boston was great [I went weekly while I was in college]! You could get fruit and vegetables for only $5-10 that could last a small family [or a one hungry girl :P] for a week!

    Sorry about the restaurant closing, always a bummer to say bye to a good thing :/

  2. Sad! I hate when restaurants close. Or when Trader Joe’s discontinues “my” products. Really I hate situations that keep me from the food I love! haha I want to see the help!! Loved the book.

  3. Ah, I love Eastern Market. I interned in D.C. last summer (Yes, I toted the ubiquitous “red badge of courage” and liked to go there sometimes! Such a neat neighborhood. Funny you mention places going out of business though, there’s this bar at my university that’s closing next week! It’s pretty much an icon slash hang out spot during/after basketball games, but I guess the property owner decided to sell the property and just told the owners a week ago! His asking price for the property is $650,000. Completely outrageous considering this bar is located in a rundown college neighborhood. So sad! There’s a campaign on Facebook to save it!

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