This week has not started off on the right foot for me. The headache I’ve had since mid-day Friday stuck around all weekend long. In fact, it decided that it wanted to play this morning too. I woke up quite uncomfortably. Slept in a little bit and came into work a little late. The diet coke I sipped at lunch has helped moderately, but I still feel seriously off. I can’t figure out if I feel achy or if that’s just being sore from helping friends move on Saturday.
Let’s work backwards for a minute. Thursday was a great Lobster success! Coworkers, Hubs and I were toward the front of the line, so we had our traditional lobster rolls and accoutrements in about fifteen minutes. Hubs and I split the sandwich, chips and soda and while we were satisfied, it wasn’t really enough food to properly share. I think we both got about five bites of Lobster Roll — all five bites were scrumptious though. There were some SERIOUS chunks of lobster meat — including a massive piece of claw meat. The bun they use is amazing and I would love to see it featuring grilled cheese. Wow, that would be delish. When we finished chowing down and walked back to work, the line stretched down the block and halfway onto the next. My verdict: definitely yummy, but a lunch splurge. If you want lobster, make sure you’re in line early!
Friday was my day off. I filled it with errands and a haircut. So long hobo hair! I now have neat layers and my split ends are a thing of the past. I love my hairdresser and she’s super sweet. (She also gives an excellent shampoo massage while your head is draped into the sink.) If anyone in the DC area ever needs an awesome stylist, Rae at Pentagon City can definitely help you out. After saying goodbye to my hobo hair, I went to a grad school professor’s house for a little focus group. His place has a killer view and he’s a sweetheart so a group of us were more than happy to meet up and help out.
Saturday, Hubs and I fought the rally crowds to help Kristen and Daniel move. They have a really cute new place and I’m excited for them. Moving in together is always fun and having a nice apartment to boot is even better. One of my favorite aspects of their new place is that a UGA Fan lives down the hall from them. So, now I know they live in a good place!
That evening, Hubs and I cleaned up and went to dinner at Vermilion for my (very belated) birthday dinner.
We sat in the lounge area and ordered off their wonderful lounge/bar menu. It’s a really cozy set up against exposed brick walls (love!) with throw pillows everywhere. It was romatic and nice to sit on a little couch together and share some eats. The lounge is done half small plates/appetizers and half regular eats (but still cheaper than their traditional dinner menu). We grabbed some beers (Allagash White for me and Southern Tier 2x Double IPA for him) and split two appetizers: spinach and artichoke dip & fried pickles (called frickles). Both were phenomenal! For dinner, I got mini sliders and Hubs got a flank steak. We split a basket of fries between us. Yum, yum, yum! We tottered out fat and happy.
Sunday morning we continued our good eats at Jackson 20.
We were supposed to go for dinner last Saturday, but thanks to Friday night’s shenanigans we canceled our dinner reservations. I’m almost glad we did because brunch was to die for! We opted for their restaurant week menu: each person gets an appetizer, main dish and dessert for $20.10 (not including tip and tax). We split a crabcake & fried green tomato and a platter of shrimp fritters to start. Both were delicious, but the fritters won me over. Too often fritters turn into hushpuppies basically — all batter. If I wanted hushpuppies, I would ask for those! Instead, these fritters had a light coating of batter and all the attention was on the hunks of shrimp inside. Yum! Both Hubs and I got their Chesapeake benedict (eggs over crab cakes with an old bay hollandaise). Again, delicious. For dessert, we rounded out our meal with the Pot de Creme Chocolate (hubs) and Banana Pudding (me). Holy yum! There was even a carmelized banana half waiting on my plate. I would LOVE to try Jackson 20 again for dinner. I bet their BBQ is spot on. Oh, and I love piggies so I adored the huge pig sculptures in the restraunt. The napkin “rings” were little pigs too!
So, I suppose that brings us to the here and now. I’m glad I didn’t use up anymore sick leave than I did, but I would really rather not be here. Hopefully I can get some good rest tonight and feel like new in the morning?
What’s your favorite thing to eat for Brunch? Brunch is one of my fav meals so I’ll eat almost anything! I do love french toast though and a good omelet makes me weak in the knees! Also, biscuits and grits rank in at the top of my list!