Sad sack lunch

I just went out in search of lunch. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s lovely and sunny outside and not at all chilly. Yet another indication of the impending weather apocalypse. In any case, I thought I’d grab a delicious seared tuna salad at the little Artizen Cafe, next to Ollie’s at 11th and E. And since I was being such a good girl and getting salad, I thought I’d also treat myself to the best hot chocolate downtown.

Or should I say, I meant to, because it turns out to be “closed until further notice.” Ugh. I have no idea why – could be any number of reasons. I’ll bemoan the loss of not only their hot chocolate, fresh salads, and decadent panini, but also the cheery modern style and the friendly service, a relief from the usual Potbelly’s Au Bon Pain’s Cosi’s in such abundance on every corner downtown (ok, I know Artizen was a chain as well but at least a different chain). Double Ugh. Where am I to get my serotonin chocolate rush now??

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

As one of the founding editors of We Love DC, Jenn’s passions are theater and cocktails. After two decades in the city, she’s loved every quirky, mundane, elegant, rude minute of her DC life. A proud advocate for DC’s talented drinks scene, she’s judged the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s ARTINI contest, the DC Rickey Month contest, the Jefferson Hotel’s Quill Cocktail competition, and is a founding member of LUPEC DC. A graduate of Catholic University’s drama program, she toured the country as a member of National Players, and has been both an actor and a costume designer before jumping the aisle to theater criticism. Writing for We Love DC restored her happiness after a life-threatening illness, and she’s grateful to you, dear readers. Send your suggestions to jenn (at) welovedc (dot) com and follow her on Twitter.

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