Friday, September 25, 2009

International Dining in DC

Another adventure into the DC food scene, but if you have never tried a crepe (definition) (A crêpe (English pronunciation: kreɪp/, French: [kʀɛp]; Breton: krampouezhenn) is a type of very thin pancake (usually made from wheat flour). The word is of French origin, deriving from the Latin crispa, meaning "curled." While crêpes originate from Brittany, a region in the northwest of France, their consumption is nowadays widespread in France and they are considered a national dish. In Brittany, crêpes are traditionally served with cider. Crêpes are served with a variety of fillings, from the most simple with only sugar to flambéed crêpes Suzette or elaborate savoury fillings) you must try this place. I was brought to this little hole in the wall by my best friend Eduardo, who was taken here by his friend and so on and so on you get the deal! Crepes on the GO is a laid back place and an easy on the go food or just people watch along P st. the large menu will have you staring for a while, but you will choose quick from what catches your eye! and sit outside and watch the guys make the crepes AMAZING huh!!! I give this place 5 stars

Located at 1100 p st. veranda is a quite little charming corner bistro that serves Greek & Italian dishes and some good wines. walking by this place many times on my way to Eduardo's place I finally wanted to find out what all the fuss was about, it was always crowded outside and people waiting to get a seat, So we made our way there got a nice corner spot and ordered the half roasted chicken and some hummus and wine. WOW delicious the wait staff was amazing and the owner was happy to see new comers and regulars! outside seating is a must if the weather permits but the inside has a cozy European feeling with a bar. I give Veranda 5 stars

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Plains Wine & Polo Festival sept 12-13 2009

I Recently made my way to The Plains, In the country side of Fauquier County in Virginia. The day was so nice couldn't ask for anything better, it had been raining for three days before. Beautiful landscape all around, and the vendors and people there were very nice and welcoming newcomers to a Polo event. I think iam going to take up going to more Polo events and equestrian events.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Happenings around Town

Sept 27- Latino Festival of Washington (Parade of Nations 30 folkloric groups from Latin America 1:30pm). Five stages, international food, dance & theather, childrens festival (11am - 7pm)

Sept 29- Lady GaGa DAR Constitution Hall $43.50

Oct 2-3 VelocityDC (Sidney Harman Hall) featuring the best in dance from DC and around the world! 15$ tickets

Oct 3- Crafty Bastards art & craft fair (10am-5pm) FREE Marine Reed Learning Center 18th st @ Wyoming Ave. Adams Morgan.

Oct 4- Turkish Festival (Washington DC) Penn ave. NW between 13th & 14th St.

Oct 7- The Gossip Preforms Wednesday at the 9:30 Club

Oct 8-19- Red Bull Art of the Can Exhibition: Union Station

Oct 10- Taste of Georgetown (11am-4pm Wis ave & M St.)

Oct 10/11- Old Town Alexandria Food & Wine festival

Oct 10/11- Green Festival (Washington Convention Center) 350 Exhibitors, green market, live music, kids zone, green home pavilion, Organic, Food/Beer/Wine.

Oct 17 /July 10 2010- House of Cars: Innovation and the parking garage. National Building Museum. this exhibit explores the unique relationship between parked cars and the built environment and encourages visitors to see these familiar structures in a whole new way
Oct 23- Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture garden (After Hours) 8pm-12am advance tickets only $18 NO tickets at the door. Celebrate the opening of “Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection” with the last After Hours of 2009. Stay up late, and enjoy extended museum hours, curator-led gallery tours, music from your favorite DJs, and special performances.

Art Of Life: Halo

This is a weekly party held at Halo on P. st NW across from the Whole foods. Rachel Panay (Singer/Writer/Host/Make-up artist) is the Hostesses with the mostest. Rachel wants to show case artist and at the same time have live music while viewing and mingling something not before seen in the Gay Community in Washington DC night life. Her weekly parties are a must for the artsy and the one's who want to see people and be seen. Depending on the night Mrs. Panay will sing and have music of the themed night of the week depending on the artist, for example for Bastille Day she sang lovely French songs and there were French flags on the tables, the night I show cased my paintings the DJ was spinning 80's music. Be sure to stop by Halo on Tuesday's for the artistic night and drink specials. and don't forget about Ranny's single EPIC featuring Washington DC's Rachel Panay... it's truly SICK download all the singles they are worth it.

Michael Jackson

Growing up in the 1980's and a teenager of the 1990's all I knew was Michael Jackson was the greatest dancer an awesome singer and his videos were amazing. He became my idol instantly, I remember sitting in my parents old Pontiac Grand AM and listening to MJ's Thriller, my Dad came back from a trip from Malaysia and brought back his Thriller cassette for those of you who remember cassettes, and I would listen to it nonstop. So many memories so many favorite song's. My Best friend Allyson had a Thriller jacket! Whoa I wish I had a picture of that, we all thought she was cool. watching MTV and the specials that would come on for Michael Jackson's new album or a new video showing on Prime time TV was the highlight of the evening or weekend for me, and then watching the Motown award show (Yes I do remember that clearly). sitting on my parents bed and being in awe watching him moonwalk, me and my sister looking at each other and saying "did he just really do that". I used to think Prince and MJ were brothers for some odd reason, funny now that I look back on it. I also had a stand-up photo of MJ from his BAD days man was I gay. ha-ha. Coming home from work to see the breaking news the day he passed away was really a sad moment, I had to keep watching to see if it was fake or the media just saying something else to ruin his life. but watching CNN it was true he had passed. We should all look back at his great accomplishment's and still sing and dance to his great music. R.I.P MJ