We did celebrate his birthday finally. Though I made him dinner (and cookies!) on his actual birthday, it wasn't until Friday that I had time to make a cake, and Saturday that we were able to drive to Virginia to eat at District Taco. We also stopped at Total Wine because it is September, and September means fall beers are out. As a result, over forty beers now reside in our kitchen, but not all of them will fit in our fridge. We obviously need a bigger place.
We also ate at Taylor Gourmet yesterday. I read about it in Dwell a couple years ago (while I was still living in Savannah) and was pretty much amazed that they owners were handsome men who could cook. While we were in Bethesda yesterday we decided to stop for lunch. We definitely weren't disappointed. It's a collection of salads, sandwiches and appetizers, but the bread is fresh, the mozzarella is moist, and the turkey is roasted. They serve Pellegrino and Boylan sodas. And they have risotto balls! We weren't hungry enough to buy an appetizer, but damn were they tempting. I highly recommend it, whether you're on K Street, H Street, or Bethesda Row.
Here are some pictures!
|Friday was all Christmas, all day|
|My slanted cakes. Apparently my oven doesn't heat evenly. Oh well, once you put some frosting on top, who really cares?|
|It's officially fall!|
|Cake! Ina Garten's coconut cake and frosting, with lemon filling between the layers|
|Two J. Crew skirts picked up from a thrift store. Love it!|
|My new Colette Violet blouse. Since this picture was taken, I've added navy bias binding and elastic to the sleeves.|