Matt took this photo a few weekends ago on a rainy night in Adams Morgan. We had just polished off an amazing amount of sushi and a round of saki bombs at Singapore Bistro along with 4 of our friends. When we left the restaurant, it started to pour, so we hopped in a cab and went to have a drink on 18th Street. Soon after, we walked home in the rain.
empanar : to wrap or coat in bread
April 24th, 2008
Julia’s Empanadas is not a DC foodie secret — I think everyone has been there at least once, whether it was stumbling in after a night at the bars, or just for a quick cheap lunch. Read the reviews and it’s hard to find a bad word about the place. There’s a whole display case of freshly-made empanadas to choose from. Little balls of dough holding all sorts of deliciousness – Matt likes the Chilean Beef ones, and the veggie ones are scrumptious too. And then there is a whole dessert empanada sector that I haven’t even tried approaching – yet.
Funny story. Or maybe you had to be there, I can’t tell. Friend of ours walked in there with us somewhat late one night, he looked at the (already sealed-up) empanada pouches and ordered one, but “hold the onions.” The guy behind the counter, who had a tattoo on his forehead, shook his head. It’s not a made-to-order place. You get what you get. And you will love it!
Also pictured on the left, The Angry Inch, a notoriously obnoxious and overcrowded bar with a smelly upstairs and usually bad DJ.
And now, a little experiment in playing with photoshop colors! This voluptuous redhead is one of the more iconic murals on 18th St. in Adams Morgan, on the side wall of a blues bar appropriately (dyslexically?) named Madam’s Organ.
We then took part in the Caps on Tap Bar Tour. For $30, it included a ticket to the Capitals vs. Thrashers evening game and discounted beers at 7 local bars for the six hours before the game. Not a bad little deal! Made the rounds to R.F.Ds,Lucky Strike, and my personal favorite, Rocket Bar, before the game. Turns out that the nosebleed seats were not too bad, but unfortunately not so for the game, which ended in an uneventful 0-2 loss for the Caps. Not even a score from the Caps Alex Ovechkin, who was named the NHLs #1 Star of the month for January. Most disappointing to me was not being able to score a free Mr. Potato Head, which was the giveaway promotion for Kids Night at the Verizon Center – I think you had to be under 14 years old…
And on the subject of sports, I wanted to add that I was pleased about the Giants winning the Super Bowl because who doesn’t love a good ruiner.
I first heard about the Silver Beats on Elliott in the Morning on DC101. So, I decided that a trip to the 9:30 Club was necessary to see what this Japanese Beatles cover band was all about, because I just couldn’t picture it.
On stage, between songs, they introduced themselves as Japanese versions their respective Beatles: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. They each wore tight suits and had long hair, and as for the vocals, I think they were dead on with the Beatles. The show was enjoyable, a novelty more than anything really, and it got better as the crowd got more into it by singing along. Twist and Shout was probably the highlight when everyone started dancing around. If you ever have the chance to see this band, don’t miss it!
Cold, Wet DC Winter: BOSSA Project
January 11th, 2008
BOSSA Project on 18th St in Adams Morgan was a good cure for the seasonal depression that could have occured on a cold, wet, foggy night in January. If you can figure out how to get through the heavy tangle of curtains on the way in, you’ll find a cozy sofa area with lots of pillows to relax upon. And also plenty of candlelit tables. Bow. chica. bow. wow. We ate Caprese and Fried Calamari–pretty standard– and waited for the 4-piece jazz band to start playing. Overall experience = 7 stars. Potential of a full 10 stars on a more crowded night, and maybe the food will be more exciting if we venture off the appetizzzzzzer list. The rest of the photo set…
ooooo! I almost forgot. The owner of the bar played guitar for the band. And so that was cool.