weekend adventures September 10th, 2012
We had a fantastic weekend and got into a hodgepodge of activities. On Friday night we went home for a HoCo bonfire and to say goodbye to Jill, who leaves on her epic roadtrip adventures today. There were s’mores, acoustic guitar, and lots of stars. A perfect evening and possibly the last true goodbye to Ivory Road? *sniffle*
On Saturday morning we went to the opening of the new Union Market. Can I say how excited I am to have this within walking distance? We picked up coffee and croissants for breakfast, then perused all the market stands to see what there was to offer. We came home with fresh tomatoes and okra, a basil plant, milk from the creamery, and a loaf of banana bread. It was pretty packed already, even though not all of the vendor stands were open yet. I have really high hopes for this place and can’t wait until it’s open full time in November.
On Saturday afternoon we went to a beer class at Rustico in Ballston, topic: “Hops.” The class was an anniversary gift from mom and dad, and we had a good time sampling 6 different beers and learning probably a little too much about the history of hops. It might have been a little too technical for us, but we did come away with a lot of information, so I hope I remember some of it the next time I am drinking a really hoppy beer.
On Sunday, Matt and I made gumbo and then went to watch the Redskins game at the Hoffman’s house. All the food was New Orleans themed in honor of the Skins season opener against the Saints. We ate fried-oyster po-boys and watched RG3 put up 40 points in his debut. 40 points. This is unheard of for Skins fans. Needless to say, hopes are high this season. Hope everyone had a great weekend!
tags: DC, Food, football, Union Market
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