Every week I write about some stuff I did and review a new (or new to me) restaurant.
This past week was quite a bit more eventful than usual. We got out and about a lot more than I’m used to, and also got some really big news at the end of the week.
The fun started on Wednesday, with Paint Nite with Tom’s brother Ryan and his wife Jen at Hard Times in Arlington.
I’m not at all artistic, but I love these guided painting classes, especially when they involve friends and cocktails.
Because it was almost Valentine’s Day, we painted a diptych, or two paintings that go together side by side.
Our labor of love. Can you guess which side was mine and which was Tom’s? Answer: mine is whichever one you like better.
Thursday night we had tickets to see Phox play at 9:30 Club.
It was such a good show. Monica Martin’s voice may be the best I’ve ever heard live, and she has the most adorable onstage personality. The club wasn’t overly crowded and the room just had a great vibe during the entire performance.
And then on Friday, we got big news.
On March 25th, we’re leaving for Brazil for at least THREE MONTHS!
Instead of moving to Columbia Heights, as planned, we’re going to put our stuff in storage and pack some bags and live Brazilian style.
I’m pretty excited. This will be a great opportunity for us to get outside of our comfort zones and get a change of perspective. It will also allow us to save a ton of money, and hopefully do a lot of traveling around Brazil and other parts of South America.
I still haven’t really wrapped my head around the fact that we’re leaving in just a little over five weeks. We have so much to do!
So while I try to sort out all of the feelings, how about a little restaurant review? (This post is as scrambled as my brain – apologies.)
Last week, on a nice day very unlike the weather we’re enduring this week, we walked over to Right Proper Brewing Company in Shaw.
This was my second time eating here, and I got the exact same thing as I did last time.
It’s all about the sandwiches.
Tom and I shared the Southern Fried Chick Filet and the BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich (not pictured).
We also split the pickle plate and a side of cheese grits.
Comfort food done right.
I’m actually not a big fan of the beer at Right Proper, but the food is outstanding. I love that you get great quality casual cuisine at a great price. The only downfall of the meal was the dessert.
The Vanilla Panna Cotta with pistachio “soil” lacked focus. The pistachios dominated the rest of the flavors of the dish, and the panna cotta itself was a little bit too gummy.
Next time, we’ll just order an extra chicken sandwich for dessert.
I hope you all had a good Valentine’s Day (if that’s what you’re into – we don’t really celebrate too much) and a happy President’s Day (hopefully you got the day off).
Happy Mardis Gras tomorrow, but stay safe and warm if you’re getting the frigid wind chills and snow we’ve got here in DC. I plan on partying on my couch. Laissez les bons temps rouler.