Saturday, July 25: Today I met up with Mirona, Rekha and Rich at Red Derby. I had a great Bloody Mary (and the fact that it was $3 doesn't hurt) and a Breakfast Bowl, tater tots covered with cheddar cheese tomatoes, onion, sausage, and scrambled eggs. Of course I doused mine with some Tabasco.
Sunday, July 26: I have to pat myself on the back for a delicious food Sunday Funday, or maybe Foodday? Started off the morning with Chocolate Whey Protein Pancakes topped with almonds, maple syrup and strawberries. For lunch I made this insane BBQ Chicken : I marinated the chicken in a combination of: (1) a Chipotle styled Chicken marinade we made for a cookout a month ago and froze extra of; (2) a BBQ sauce my mom brought me back from a recent trip to San Antonio; and, (3) some habanero peppers for added heat - delicious! All with a side of collard greens doused in vinegar. Finally, the day ended with a dinner of Honey Mustard Salmon, Arugula and Pear Salad, and Caramel Cookie Crunch Gelato (Talenti is freaking awesome).
Monday, July 27: Tonight I made a homemade spaghetti sauce, with ground turkey, carrots and spinach. Not to mention, I tried out gluten-free spaghetti for the first time! Yum.
Tuesday, July 28: For lunch today I had a delicious Chicken Red Curry from i-Thai Restaurant. This is sort of the de facto place where my office orders their Thai lunches. But, I gotta say it's good stuff! Then, since it was a co-workers birthday we downed some Georgetown Cupcake - I had the caramel one for the first time, um delicious!
Wednesday, July 29: Went to dinner tonight with Rabia. We decided to check out a new place, on her recommendation, Grand Truck. Situated right next to the Archives Metro Station, this place is great for casual dining or take out. We ordered a Naan Burger and Gujranwala Lamb Masala to share. Then we decided to order the Chocolate Naan...now we thought this would be a dessert naan, but what arrived was actually a naan filled with chocolate, onions and spices. So, it was actually more savory than anything else. I think the one thing I would definitely come back for here is the Naan burger...delicious!
Thursday, July 30: Sachin and I enjoyed a date night at Kora, where we downed (per usual) a Duck Confit Pizza - this has quickly become our "go to" pizza order at Kora. I mean the pizza is topped with, duck (obviously), gorgonzola, carmelized onions and walnuts. Such a unique and fantastic combination that results in a sweet/salty combination. Then, because we weren't quite full enough we shared the Penne Pasta which comes served with salmon and spinach, all in a delicious vodka tomato cream sauce.
Plus, we made friends with the wonderful bartender who made us Palomas and Margaritas, without any of that nasty sour mix I hate so much (he said he hates it too). So, all in all, a great meal!