We Love Weekends: June 14 – 16

Don: It’s my birthday and I’ll go tubing if I want to. Down Gunpowder Falls, in fact. And now that it’s our 3rd year of doing this for my birthday we find that you tube free on your birthday. This would have been useful information in the past, but hey, I’ll take it now. After that it’s all “relaxation” of the home prep type to get ready for our annual Flag Day party. Protip: if you really really hate when people bring you presents, name your shindig after a national holiday (even if it’s one that most people are unaware of) – it works better than “no gifts” on the invite. After all that “relaxation” I’m going to need some time to lay on the couch and do nothing, which is my firm plan for my first Father’s day as a father.

Max: A lot of consumption on tap for this weekend, beginning with dinner and beer on Friday night at the recently opened B Too in Logan Circle. The extremely Belgian sounding menu is curated by the apparently (Top-Chef) famous Bart Vandalae, who makes me laugh because I think of Art Vandelay. On Saturday, I’ll be playing the part of escort to a friend’s surprise birthday brunch at Crios. The $13 all you can drink component should make things interesting, and we’ll see where I wind up after the festivities continue outdoors with cornhole and such. Sunday, I’m going to hop on a boat in Annapolis and make my way to the perfect deck at Waterman’s Crab House for some shellfish smashing. Phew, a lot on tap.

Rachel: For the first time in while I have absolutely no plans for my Friday night and this excites me very much. After I catch up on sleep and get other things out of the way, that makes room for Saturday when I’m going to try my absolute hardest to make it to Jammin’ Java to see the 3MTs. Then, a few of my favorite people and I are going to go to our favorite old haunt — the Clyde’s Race Bar in Friendship Heights. And, as always, Sunday is softball day for the GPCSL so that’s where I’ll be. Quality weekend for sure.

Tom: If it’s June, it’s CSA farm season, so catch me out in the country on Saturday. I’ll start with breakfast in Leesburg at South Street Under for their Ciabatta sandwiches, and then it’s out to Great Country Farms to get our box. Lunch will be at Market Salamander in Middleburg, where we’ll pretend we live in small town America for an afternoon. Sunday we’ve got work to do at the house, but we’ll likely hit up the usual spots. Of course Sunday night without Game of Thrones is going to be a bit much to take. For our weekly dose of crazy, though, we might just hit up Rock n Roll Hotel’s Air Sex championship. Yes. You read that right.

Fedward:  Keeping with the “under contract and in escrow” theme of the past couple weekends, the Social Chair and I don’t have much of anything going on.  Friday we’ll check out the lawn games and frozen cocktails of Suburbia. Saturday we’re helping Don celebrate Flag Day. Sunday we’ll binge on Before movies, um, ‘before’ going to the AFI Silver for Before Midnight. We’ll then finish off the weekend in our usual brunch-at-Passenger style, because some things never change. Aside from all that, we’ll be packing.  Anybody have any spare moving boxes?

Joanna: Family’s in town this weekend, so we’ll be making our usual stop at Shelly’s Backroom. Plus it’s Father’s Day, which we’ll celebrate with a nice brunch outside – heck, maybe even a manly airplane picnic at Gravelly Point. Dad also likes farmer’s markets, so I’d like to take him to Arlington’s. I’m ending the weekend at Taqueria el Poblano, with some of the best fish tacos around.

Katie: Friday we’re getting outside (is it safe?) and hitting up Cantina Marina for some waterfront taco love. One of my favorite things about summer is watching the sunset over the harbor, drink in hand. Saturday, my beloved Tash is starting brunch service, and I’ll be the first one in line. Saturday night I’m headed to the Hirshorn and then we’ll hit up 14th street for dinner. Masa? El Centro? I’m in a Richard Sandoval mood. Who knows. Sunday, I want to relax at a pool, so we’re heading over to Georgetown to relax country club style at Volta Park Pool.

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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