Outstanding in the Field: Vermilion

Photo courtesy of jenn larsen

Wall at Vermilion, courtesy of jenn larsen

Jenn L told us about her Vermilion experience a few days ago, and it reminded me that I had not shared this tidbit – perhaps out of bitterness.

I didn’t hear about Outstanding In The Field till it was too late to buy tickets for their turn through the DC area. A pity, since I have some enthuseasm for their primary mission: local food. When they passed through our area their guest chef was Tony Chittum of Vermilion and the location was a bit north of Alexandria at the George Washington Birthplace Monument. The OitF people blogged about it after it happened back in September and the pictures are lovely.

Just one thing: where are the shots of the food?

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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