Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Welcome to your Wednesday



Hi folks, hope you had a nice holiday weekend. Here's to hoping for another thunderstorm (via philliesfan99 for DCist). I'm finally getting back into the swing of things, which means trying to cram everything into a shorter than usual week.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems Tyson Corner's Inox did in fact close over the weekend. According to Twitter, the imminent closing was on, then off, then back on again. To remove or not remove from to-do list? Well, I tried to link to their website, which is not in operation, so that's a pretty good sign (or bad, if you are Inox).

Pinnacles reached - 100 followers on Twitter over the weekend (with @sirscoopalot, who was following and then not before I could return from Colonial Williamsburg), and 1000th hit on the blog since the counter was turned on - Yup, I'm a nerd. Also started a facebook page, if you want to become a fan.

Speaking of facebook, I wanted to add some color to the page, so I just posted some pics of the lovely guac, pineapple cilantro chutney, and corn & black bean salsa I served with chipotle shrimp skewers last week. This week's colorful culinary adventure: Bobby Flay's green burritos from Throwdown Burrito. Maybe I will find a way to work in dried limes - I'm intrigued.

And, speaking of Williamsburg, though my tweets for recommendations did not pan any results, we actually were directed to a rather lovely afternoon dining experience by one of C's clients. I did not expect much, but the Trellis turned out to be a beautiful afternoon setting.

DC can be refreshing too. Read We Love DC's post about the variety of DC neighborhoods no one knows about - great stuff. 

ArlingtonNow warns us to watch out for the nastiness who has been dubbed the Courthouse Creeper - Ewww. Watch out Courthouse girls.

Attended the launch party for the Capital Cooking Cookbook, where I discovered some of the best barbeque I had never tasted in DC. Grabbed a quick drink at Eatonville on the way in to the event. Their Georgia Peach cocktail contains whiskey, but does not taste like it. I also tried a side of the (completely vegetarian) collard greens. How is there no pork flavoring those delectable greens?

And, what else? Oh yes, only the biggest thing on Earth!!! Get your World Cup on folks. Jim Graham would like to help us drink our way through the tourney.

Ok, happy hump day everyone. I'll try to fit in posts on Northside Social (yes, another one) and NoVa restaurant geography this week. With only two days left, no promises. I'm just trying to be honest with you.

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