It's been years since I went site-seeing in Washington D.C. Does a seventh grade field trip really count if I don't remember where I went? Since it was only 1 hour away from Columbia, MD, the weekend was reserved for the famed District of Columbia, i.e. Washington D.C. My plan was to explore the National Mall area and take photos of monuments and memorials I found through google maps. A little after 7am, I paid for 3 hours of parking on Ohio Dr SW near Franklin Roosevelt Memorial.
I hustled over to the famous Lincoln Memorial for a look at Honest Abe, our 16th US president. Since it was still early, few people were in front of the building such as a grad student taking pics with their family. You can already see some harsh morning light shining through onto the statue.
Omakase has been on my to-do list for a while and I finally had the opportunity earlier this month! TOO Sushi Project strives for the best quality seafood and other ingredients, which includes sourcing from Tsukiji Market in Tokyo or local fisheries. That morning, fresh fish was flown in from Japan so we were in for a real treat!
Traveling cross country is tiring, especially when your flight leaves bright and early at 6:30am! Work happened to bring me to the small town of Columbia Maryland. Of course, I was pondering when and where my next meal would be! After checking into the hotel, I peeked at the recommendations from the front desk.
I felt like eating healthier that evening and Cravin' Foods caught my eye. This restaurant specializes in charbroiled chicken. To be honest, I had to look up the cooking method online, but seemed like another way to say chicken on a spit! Hence this:
The newest food festival to hit town was the first annual San Diego Reader Brunch and Booze! There was no way we would miss out on this tasting, considering how much we've enjoyed their other events Tacotopia and Burgers & Beer! The festival was held at NTC Park in Liberty Station on Saturday October 19, 2019 between 12-3pm (or 11-3pm for VIP). Parking was much easier than Golden Hill from prior activities.
Did you know it's apple picking season? The family visited Volcan Valley Apple Farm in Julian, California last weekend. On the website and signs, the official start date was Friday Sept 13th but we found out they had opened two weeks earlier due to ripening Gravenstein Apples!
Summer is coasting along and I've been taking it easy these last few weeks. As the weather heats up, it is more tempting to visit the breezy Del Mar areas! We were gifted a $15 voucher from our neighbors and chose to have lunch at Beeside Balcony, followed by a visit to the Del Mar Farmer's Market.
On Saturdays, especially around summertime, Del Mar gets busy fast! We scored a parking spot in the residential area a few blocks away from the restaurant. Beeside Balcony is located on the second floor, with a covered patio facing the westward seas. I also enjoyed seeing cute succulents displayed along the walls.
A few hours of exploration was in my weekend forecast at the new North City described as "An urban, mixed-use development in the heart of North County San Diego". I was able to join several social media ladies to check out the new restaurants serving the area.
To start was Grit Coffee for some coffee and tea from the neighborhood coffee shop. Order from the barista on the left and sip nonchalantly on the barstools or tables to the right.
This weekend marks the 5 year anniversary of Common Theory Public House in Convoy. Since we are fans of this friendly local pub, we wanted to show our support again. Our last article was for their 3 year anniversary.