Wednesday, September 8, 2010

hermit holiday

Brad and I had a great weekend keeping to ourselves. No offense to any of our friends--you know we love you. But we needed to catch our breaths.

Biergarten Haus
We slept in, read, ate yummy dinners at home, and ventured out of the house a few times. On Saturday, we ended up on a brief crawl of H Street, and frequented three places we hadn't been to. Because the weather was perfect, we decided to try the Biergarten Haus, a new German place with a killer outdoor area, for lunch. Brad loved the flatcreens mounted on the walls of the garden so he could watch college football in the crisp September sunshine. I loved the large tables and authentic decor. What we didn't know before we arrived, though, is that they only serve brunch on Saturdays, and pancakes and German sausage don't mix very well with hefty steins of beer. We were starving, so we split the three wurst platter, and then moved on to our next destination.

Star and Shamrock
We enjoyed more food and football at the Star and Shamrock, H Street's newest Irish tavern and deli. We loved this place--it's so cute and the food was really good. We will definitely go back.

Before heading home, we stopped in at The Pug for a drink and more football. The Pug is a hole-in-the-wall tavern--one of the first of the H Street revitalization efforts--and is a staple of the neighborhood.

I recently read on a blog that 14 new bars and restaurants have opened on H Street in the past year alone. Please, please, please stay in business! H Street is only one block behind our house and while increased traffic and tighter parking will be a pain for residents as the neighborhood continues to improve, we'll happily deal with it if the value of our home skyrockets.

On Sunday night, Brad and I took the long way home from church to enjoy the gorgeous evening and ended up at Ted's Bulletin on Barracks Row. A rootbeer float and a peppermint milkshake magically appeared in front of us. (I have no idea how it happened, I swear.)

Brad's treat on the left and mine on the right.

Capitol Hill Peeps: If you haven't been to Ted's Bulletin yet, go. Today. And on a side note, Capitol Hill is exploding! It's no longer the sleepy, residential neighborhood I moved into a decade ago.

We guarded our home on Monday and then threw caution to the wind and took a quick walk to Stanton Park in the afternoon. I made Brad's favorite meal for dinner on Monday night and that was our weekend. I'm ready to socialize again, but I'm already looking forward to the next weekend we have with no plans, oh, say in January.


Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend! I really really miss living on the Hill!

AMRJ said...

milkshakes at Ted's...YUM!!