We had a pretty busy weekend around here. On Friday night, we finally went out. We’ve been talking about going out in D.C. since we got here and just made it happen. With everything that’s been going on, Ivan and I both have just been too tired to do anything past 9pm.
We met up with some friends at KABIN in Dupont Circle at around 10:30. I found out about this fantastic deal on facebook that made it too hard to pass up. If you pre-register for their friday night party, you can get free cover and free drinks from 10-11pm. Apparently this happens every friday night, so I see many nights at KABIN in my future. They weren’t skimpy on their pours either… and from what I could tell their wasn’t any sort of per person limit. So if you ever find yourself in DC on a friday night, check it out.
The bar itself was pretty fun, it was more of a club feel. Everything was pretty dark and crowded, so we decided to check out some other neighborhood bars. We ended up at Public – which was a multi-level bar. It had a more relaxed atmosphere and we hung out on the rooftop deck for a while.
Then Saturday, we ventured down to The Tour de Fat at The Yards Park. It was a New Belgium beer festival and it was absolutely insane. I honestly don’t know how to describe it. They had all sorts of crazy events – a dance contest, a bike rodeo (with all sorts of crazy bikes), a stage show, music stage and more. One of Ivan’s frat brothers from ASU invited us and we had an absolute blast. The park itself was gorgeous; I wouldn’t mind spending a regular afternoon there. We stopped at ShakeShack on our way home. It was a first for us both and it was good. But I can’t say that I’m in LOVE with it.
Sunday was a lazy sort of day. We went down to Ivan’s new favorite barbershop (Capitol Barbers) and he got a trim, I made him tag along when I went shopping at Ross’s. We don’t have Ross at home, the first time I saw one was when we were in Arizona over christmas. I immediately fell in love with it. It’s just like TJMaxx or Marshall’s but a bit cheaper. I found these two great dresses and walked out spending about $30.
and then we stopped at SOL on the way home for a late lunch. I’m going to have a full review of SOL’s going up soon. There are two levels; a fast casual dining area on the main floor and then a sit down restaurant on the upper level. We’ve been to both now and were incredibly happy both times. Here’s a sneak peak shot of our food from the fast dining restaurant…it’s comparable to Chipotle or Qdoba.. but soo much better. And trust me, I love Chipotle. My 3 carnita tacos were $7.49 and Ivan’s brisket bowl was $7.89. Not too shabby for DC prices. PLUS on Tuesdays they have $2 tacos ;)
Books I Read:
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge