We Love Weekends – Feb 28 – Mar 2

Fedward:  If I didn’t have a day job, I’d start my weekend early Friday with this interview with one of the inventors of the handheld cell phone. Otherwise my weekend looks like a lot of people’s weekends, with a tigelle or twelve from Nathan Anda’s new Red Apron Butcher location in Penn Quarter, and celebrating the DC Repeal of Prohibition with the DB3 cycle of Mockingbird HillEat the Rich, and Southern Efficiency. Sunday we’ll have an early brunch at the Passenger before we cross the river to the Arlington Cinema ‘n’ Drafthouse for the DC Film Society’s annual Oscar Party.

Tom: The weather for this weekend looks nothing like I’d hoped for the beginning of March, but you can catch me on Friday afternoon wiling away the hours pretending it’s baseball season as Charlie and Dave return to the airwaves at 1pm on AM 1580. Saturday it looks like all my plans are falling through, so a run to Flip-It in the cold for some fantastic diner breakfast is just what the doctor ordered. After that, a drop-in at Zeke’s Coffee to replenish my dwindling home coffee supplies, before a jog over the Boundary Stone. What’s not to love about a Ward 5 Saturday? Hailo is expanding to Alexandria this weekend and are offering a credit of $20 to new users that sign up with ALX20, so part of me wonders if I shouldn’t cab it down to the Torpedo Factory and brunch at Overwood on Lee Street.

Don: Like Tom, my thoughts for a mild Spring outing are being cruelly crushed by the cold and possibility for ice. A shame, since I’ll have my parents in from out of town and it would be nice to take the kiddo out and about. Instead we’ll have to find indoors activities, like perhaps the building museum. Or maybe over to Barracks Row and the Playseum, a neat place for little ones to ram around. Most of it is a little better for kids slightly older than That Darned Toddler but he likes some of the toys and play areas they have to offer. Mostly my weekend will be a time for me to wonder whether my Darling Wife’s trip to Florida is really work of just a warm weather getaway and look forward to Tuesday’s live Welcome to Nightvale show at the Lincoln Theater, which I have somehow never been to before.

Rebecca: I’m back in town after an extended vacay, so it’s time to paint the town red. Friday I’ll be catching classy, upscale cocktails and dinner with the ladies at Baby Wale. Afterwards we’ll head over to Flash to catch the spins of Robert Dietz, if the line isn’t too long. I’ve been waiting what seems like FOREVER to catch GEMS, a DC “dream pop” group, and finally they’re playing at U Street Music Hall on Saturday night, so I’ll be there. Sunday, I’m in desperate need of fresh, lovely produce (need to counteract that rum punch) so I’ll hit up the Palisades and Dupont Farmers markets.

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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