July 30, 2013

What's for Dinner: Ceiba Restaurant

For J and I's much anticipated two year anniversary, we decided on celebrating (and stuffing our faces) at Ceiba, one of J's favorite restaurants. Since I had only been there once before and just for drinks, I happily agreed and studied the menu in anticipation! *cough* fat kid *cough*
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Here is a look at what we got:

1. Dos Equis Beer Steamed Mussels - As the name may hint at, we ordered mussels that were steamed in Dos Equis beer. These mussels certainly stayed thirsty my friend (how could I resist?) and deliciously soaked up the flavorful, yet spicy broth. It was also served with two pieces of garlic bread that you could use to soak up even more of the Dos Equis, chorizo, pepper, and onion flavored broth.
Peruvian Ceviche "Clasico" - J is obsessed with all types of ceviche so I knew we had to test this out. It did not disappoint. It was light, refreshing, and oh so tasty. It still amazes me that the fish is completely cooked through the acidity from lemon juice. (Simple) mind blown!
2. Seared Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes - If you are anything like me (aka obsessed with all things crab), then this is the dish for you. Seriously, this was the crabbiest crab cake I have ever had. It's served along side a frisee salad, topped with almonds, and dressed with a bacon vinaigrette.
3. Trio of Causa Con Atun - This was J's dish of fresh yellow fin tuna, potato cakes, and a marinated tomato and habanero salad. Although very good, this dish paled in comparison to the other dishes we had that night.
4. Dos Equis Beer Steamed Mussels - We liked the mussels so much that we ordered it again. JUST KIDDING. But really, I WISH, because they were that just that good. Maybe next time!

Finally at the end of the meal when you get your check, they sweeten the deal with brittle! I would have taken a picture, but we ate it too fast...Whoops.

All in all, we were beyond pleased with our dinner at Ceiba and I cannot wait to go back!

July 29, 2013

Exploring DC: Union Market

This weekend, after a successful Costco run, L and I decided to tackle a whole other beast and check out Union Market, over in NE, DC. We both had heard such wonderful things about the market, but had always been too busy (and let's be honest, lazy) to make the trek out that way. But Sunday, we had no excuses! ...And it was phenomenal!!!

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Union Market, which I must say reminded me a lot of the farmer's market in San Francisco, had about 20 or so various stands of food (from sandwiches to oysters to gelato to macaroons), fresh produce and flowers, beverages, and handmade items. Plus, they had a fresh juice stand, called Goshen...where I got a mighty tasty green juice, made of kale, ginger, lemon, apple, and other goodies. L wasn't a big fan of it, but I thought it was super refreshing, definitely very filling (so much liquid), and just made me feel good drinking it! And for those of you interested, they even do a juice cleanse.

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You'll definitely be finding me here most weekends! Hopefully I'll see you there!

July 18, 2013

Drink Up: bkr bottle

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I've had the same plastic water bottle for the past year or so and as much as I love it, I couldn't help but think it was time for a change. After spotting the bkr bottle on Mackenzie Horan's blog (which I'm obsessed with), a few clicks later I made the plunge and bought it. I must say, at $28 it was a bit of an impulsive buy, but to quote my favorite movie, "She's a total Betty."

Here are some of it's perks:
1. It's BPA free.
2. I swear the water tastes fresher.
3. There are no weird odors.
4. It's super easy to wash. You can just stick it on the top rack of your dishwasher.
5. The lip is perfect for drinking on the go or while working out.
6. It goes with everything.
7. I'm convinced I've been drinking more water.
8. It comes with an extra top. It's like they know how fast I lose things!
9. It comes in the best colors!
10. If you break it, they will replace it.

Seriously, what's not to love!


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