It has been a busy busy fall so far and this past week was no exception. It was a special weekend though because it was the meeting of our mothers! My Mom came east from Denver and Ben's mom came down for the weekend and it was a very good time. I will tell you later about our date night (just Ben and me) on Thursday, and right now just get to the good stuff.
On Friday night we went to dinner at Zest. Ben and I went there three or four years ago and kept meaning to go back. It is a nice neighborhood joint but all in all we were underwhelmed by the meal. That said, it was a great place for a first meal. And for the moms...
Mount Vernon for the day. Note: it is privately funded - day 12 of furlough.
Society Fair in Alexandria for sandwiches. Great spot if you are in town!
Red Rocks on H street.
Union Market and the farmer's market and went for a long walk around the neighborhood. We dropped Ben's mom off at the airport and headed up to Chevy Chase area for a date with my Mom. She wanted to buy me my belated graduation gift with me - a beautiful pair of earrings!
For Sunday night dinner, Ben went big and made Zuni Cafe's Roasted Chicken + Bread Salad. It was phenomenal. I mean really really good. Zuni Cafe is a fantastic little restaurant in SF. Ben's best friend, Matt, adores it and it also just so happens to be where Hannah and Jordan went to celebrate after getting married. We went there a couple years ago for lunch and had this dish and loved it. Ben nailed it on Sunday.
And that was it. Ben and I had a full afternoon yesterday which I will also fill you in on but as far as the mothers go, they came, they saw, and they triumphed!