Dinner In Capitol Hill.
We have had such a wonderful and relaxing weekend! Casey has actually started his new job already (working remotely for the first month), and I can already tell that we have more free time on the weekends, and life is much more relaxed.
Instead of staying in my sweatpants all day like I usually do on weekends, we decided to meet my friend Blake in his neighborhood for a little Sunday night dinner together!
We are trying to fit in as many “classic DC” activities as possible before we leave – I’d like to hit up more museums, new restaurants, parks, etc. in the next month! So tonight we headed to Capitol Hill to go to Ted’s Bulletin – a popular DC diner!
Inside I felt like I had taken a trip back in time…
There were old black and white movies playing on the wall behind us (and check out that homemade desserts menu – twinkies and poptarts!?!).
And the menus actually looked like old newspapers. Very cool!
Ted’s Bulletin is known for great burgers, so Blake ordered Ted’s Burgh’er – which was loaded with coleslaw, french fries, and a fried egg. Gigantic.
Casey got the veggie burger with avocado and other toppings. Sadly it totally fell apart and had to be eaten with a fork and knife, but I think it still tasted good.
I have discovered that I do best in restaurants when I can order SOUP – seems to be the only way I get down most of my veggies and nutrients. I ordered minestrone soup and cornbread, but what arrived was chicken noodle. So for a little while my plate looked like this…
And then finally a bowl of minestrone was delivered!
I had grilled the waiter on what was in the soup, since I seem to have some pretty strong pregnancy aversions these days. One of them is raw or whole tomatoes – I honestly can’t even stand the sight of them. Cooked tomato soup I actually really like, and things like ketchup and marinara sauce are fine. But something like salsa, or canned tomatoes – oh my god, get it away from me.
So I was a little sad when after being told it was beans, celery, onions, and carrots – it arrived swimming with giant hunks of canned tomato. Rough. It was good, but I could only eat half of it.
The company was certainly the best part! I am really sad that Blake and I only lived here together for less than a year, and I will really miss him when we move.
Now I’m off to snuggle in bed and watch my new favorite TV show – The Shark Tank. Is anyone else watching this? I am super lame!
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!