Weekend in DC/Arlington
Friday night I got to celebrate my old high school friend's 30th birthday! Happy Birthday Anne! We met for dinner in Chinatown at Matchbox, a pizza place that has a pretty good beer selection. I was able to get Rogue on tap there! The tap rotates and I don't remember the name of the beer I had, but it was delicious. We had some pretty good pizza and salads with cupcakes for dessert. After dinner, we had tickets for the Arturo Sandoval jazz show at Blues Alley in Georgetown. This venue is in an actual alley, so that was pretty cool. The show was pretty good, but didn't start until 10:15 so by the end of the show, we were ready to head home. I stayed with Anne & John at their new place in Capital Hill and they gave me a ride to Arlington in the morning.
Saturday I met back up with Kevin and Eric at Selman's new
condo in Arlington. We decided to eat away our hangovers at Uncle Julio's. Kevin and I both ate Juanita's platter, full of yummy goodness including a taco, a tamale, and 2 enchiladas. The platter was way too much food though, but it was delicious! We spent the afternoon driving around Arlington in hopes of fixing Selman's shower. It didn't prove too successful so we retreated from the heat into a nice, cool movie theater to see District 9. This movie is shot like a documentary with a lot of the shaky camera angles. The movie gave me a headache and slightly nauseous. Oh well, it was entertaining. For dinner, Selman knew of a good kabob place called Ravi Kabob, also in Arlington. We ordered way too much food, but it was all very good. After dinner, we headed out to a bar for some drinks and a live band playing cover songs. Not all that exciting but they did have Widmer on tap so I was happy.
Sunday brought us for lunch at Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, made famous by Obama's visit there earlier this year. The burgers are cooked to order and huge at 10oz each! I got a burger with white cheddar and grilled onions done medium. Kevin got the Let's Get it On burger with bacon, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms and swiss. His burger is the one in the photo. I only
managed to eat half of my burger, but the boys had no trouble eating the whole thing! We'd come back to this place anytime for a good burger. It's just too bad they don't have fries! I'm sure we'll be back in Arlington and DC soon since we now have more friends that live there. More chances for us to get to know these towns as well as Baltimore!