Wednesday, January 4, 2012

new years weekend

New Years weekend started out with one of Scott's Christmas gifts: Caps game!

We won. I wore my Laich jersey. I'm pretty sure that's why we won. After the game we went to Asian Spice, which was not so good. We shared some shrooms.

And I got the seafood, avocado and seaweed salad with lime dressing. The seafood tasted boiled with absolutely no seasoning, while the dressing tasted like limeade. Gross.

Brunch the next morning was also unsuccessful. We went to the Diner in Adams Morgan. I don't know why people like that place. The best part about it was seeing a dad and his toddler daughter sharing breakfast. They kept toasting their OJ and it was the cutest effing thing I have ever seen.

Then, ANNAPOLIS! His other gift was New Years Eve at an historic hotel in Annapolis. After walking around downtown Nap Town for a bit we headed to O'brien's Oyster Bar for some drinks (okay, I had drinks) and appetizers. I had three oyster shooters! Which is two or three oysters with cocktail sauce in a shot glass and then beer in a shot glass also. I was unaware of the beer accompaniment and will never complain about beer even though I don't drink it (gluten). I did have a few sips of beer though.

Soo many oysters. I ended up having about 7 total, because they gave me an extra oyster shooter. And they were all gigantic! And insanely delicious. I wish I could afford to eat raw oysters every single day. Easy to digest and FULL of nutrients.

I also had their crab soup. Because I can't go to Annapolis and not have crab soup. It was delicious, so creamy and with the perfect amount of Old Bay. Oysters and crab soup is probably my favorite meal.

Then we walked around town and headed to the water. I loved the decorated boats!

How tight is this?!

A Christmas story boat!

We headed back to our hotel before dinner. It was super old and gorgeous. I absolutely prefer to stay at old inns as opposed to new and hip chain hotels with all the amenities.

Gorgeous tree.

For dinner I made reservations at Level Small Plates Lounge. I got a Moscow mule. Which is vodka and ginger and some other stuff in a copper mug that I wanted to steal.

It tasted good. Scott got brussel sprouts

and eggplant.

He made me order gouda cheese. "She wants the gouda." "No I don't." "Yes you do. Yes she does." "okay I'll have the gouda."

Raw tuna! I love raw tuna. Raw seafood is my jam!

It was actually a lot of tuna.

Scallops, cabbage and pancetta. Obviously it was delicious.

And we split the fries. Which were definitely really good fries, but I still wished they had ketchup.

We hung out at our hotel bar after dinner. It was in the basement, super old and with lovely exposed brick. And peep this old phone! How amazing. I picked it up, and to my surprise it rang directly to the front desk. "Uhh, sorry. I just wanted to see if this old phone worked."

US mail!

View of main street from our room.

View of some old MD building, I can't remember what it is, but I'm sure it's very important to MD.

We wandered around our inn, which had four floors. We opened all the doors that weren't locked. They were mostly linen closets and stuff. Boring.

The below picture is floor! In one of the rooms in the inn there was an old room, and the floor was glass to display the old and original heating system of the house. Cray!

We had breakfast at someplace I can't remember the name of. The crab soup was very similar to O'Brien's but with more crab.

Crab souffle. Wasn't that good.

We headed home and eventually got ready to go see Wale at the Fillmore.

Such a fun show. Black Cobain was also awesome.

We spent Monday shopping around some furniture stores and eating at Los Cuates in Georgetown. I got the usual shrimp fajitas, which tasted even better than normal.

So, it was an amazing weekend and I had the best time with Scott. Sooo thankful

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