Wednesday, January 8, 2014

2014 Restaurants to Try

In 2014 I plan on eating a lot of food... 3 meals a day, plus snacks and deserts!

So with that in mind, I wanted to give myself kind of a DC Metro Area Restaurant Bucket List. These are the places in the area that I haven't eaten at yet, but my mouth waters every-time they're mentioned, or in some cases I just want to know what all the hype is about.

So here goes:

  1. Willow
  2. Melting Pot (I've just never been)
  3. Acadiana 
  4. Capitol Grille 
  5. Fuel
  6. G Sandwich Shop
  7. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken
  8. Medium Rare
  9. Kaz Sushi Bistro
  10. Maté
  11. A Tapas Place... Any Tapas Place... (Open to Suggestions)
  12. Fuego 
  13. Thai X-ing, though I'm a little nervous to not know what I'm going to eat.
  14. Bourbon Steak
  15. Pupatella
  16. Stoney's
  17. The Passenger
  18. Graffiato
  19. P.J. Clarke's 
  20. Lincoln
  21. Rumors for Brunch (because I want to see what Aaron's Chicken and Waffles are all about)
  22. Menomale
  23. Il Canale
  24. We the Pizza
  25. Red Rocks
  26. Rustico
  27. Del Ray Pizzeria
  28. Pizzeria Orso
  29. Ethiopian (Open to Suggestions)
  30. Osteria Marzano
  31. Water & Wall
  32. Maple Ave.
And yes there's a reason that a lot of them are all places I want to eat pizza... I friggin' LOVE PIZZA.

So that's my list! Let me know if you think there's anywhere else I should eat this year that I haven't heard of yet, because I am open to suggestions. Also! Let me know if you know of a Tapas or Ethiopian place I should eat, because I'm curious and I've never done that. 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Oh 2014 Resolutions

New Year, New Resolutions...

Last year I resolved to only drink soda/alcohol once a month through the first 6 months and then only soda once a month through the last 6 months.

What did I learn?

One... Goodbye tolerance... hello hangovers.
Two... I prefer soda to alcohol. Seriously there is something so satisfying about the smooth twang of liquid brown velvet sweeping down my tongue. When I had the choice of cheating on alcohol or soda for the month, I usually spent my one "bad for me drink" on soda.
Three... I fell off the horse there at the end I drank probably 4/5 sodas in November and December, but you know what... that's a LOT less than I could say about drinking soda pop from last year.
Four... I learned the key to moderation with beverages. This one is definitely the most valuable. Don't get me wrong I love soda pop, and I enjoy drinking margaritas, but my wallet and my waste-line probably survived better this year without me enjoying them every-time I went to a Mexican Restaurant.
Five... I will sustain this limited soda/alcohol drinking through this year... This time we're just going to let me have one alcohol beverage and one soda a week. No use is punishing myself.

SO for my New Year Resolutions.

I will exercise (UGH GAG VOM - MAKE IT STOPPPPP!!!!). I'm not talking running a mile or anything, but I will at least make the block and do some cardio. I can do that... I think.
I will write more. I need to start writing some books and scripts... my creative juices are not flowing like they used to.


Okay that was exhausting.

Happy New Years and Hope you all make some great Resolutions!