Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What I've Been Eating

Between dancing, a fun country concert, and an evening on the river, I also fit in a couple of delicious meals at restaurants I hadn't yet tried this weekend.

On Friday evening, my roommates and I headed to Old Town Alexandria for a tiny little sushi place that Lyn swore was amazing. She was right! MOMO served some very unique sushi rolls, including one with avocado, crab, and pineapple, as well as a deep fried roll with crab and bbq sauce on top. Oh.my.goodness was it good!


And like many places do, they served us a delicious bowl of miso soup with tiny bits of tofu. I have to be honest, I included this part just to gross my dad out.


Every time I eat sushi, I'm faced with the decision of whether or not to use chopsticks. Thanks to my Asian roommate, I went with chopsticks this time, as she is an ever-so-patient teacher, and no matter how many times she shows me, I have to re-learn it all over again.


On Sunday, I asked my guy friend TK to come to brunch. A gorgeous day for an outdoor brunch in Georgetown, we chose to eat at perhaps the most European-feeling restaurant in the whole neighborhood (at least in my experience).


The crowd at Leopold's Kafe seems strictly local and very diverse, and the food was completely divine and perfectly unique. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find our meals on the online menu, but I ordered a cheddar omelet with arugula (and oh, it tasted much better than it sounds), and TK went with blueberry buckwheat pancakes.


Since European cafes are known for their pastries, I had to order dessert, as well. I can't recall exactly what was in this deliciousness, but it did include very subtle bits of coconut, pineapple, and . . well, something else delectable!



It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.



Anne said...

I just went to Leopolds for the first time last week. Their macarons and hazelnut cake (don't remember the actual name of it) are to die for and from what I understand the watermelon salad is incredible. Yum!!

my life is brilliant said...

How cute -- and delicious!