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Weekend Recap: Oktoberfest and a Great Cause

This past weekend was bittersweet, as Scott left early on Saturday for a work trip in New Orleans. Though we had an awesome date on Friday night, the rest of the weekend I was left to my own devices which usually includes sleeping in and way too much guilty reality TV. Oh – and guacamole. Lots of guacamole.

On Friday night, Scott and I were beyond impressed at Rosa Mexicano in Penn Quarter. Though we’ve been before, we sampled their special 30th Anniversary celebration menu and were delighted when the experienced topped all of our other trips – by far. Look for our extended post and review early this week. but PLEASE head there ASAP as the menu ends October 12th – and it is entirely worth the trip. Stick to the 30th Anniversary Menu – trust me.

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Saturday morning brought a reluctant goodbye as I dropped Scott off at the airport before heading to Oktoberfest in Shirlington with one of my dear friends. The Capitol City Brewing Company always puts on a good show, and this time was no different. The beer was fun (I stuck mostly to cider as the beer isn’t really always my deal, though I sampled¬† few good pumpkin brews..) but what was most interesting was the abundance of dirndls and lederhosen walking around the festival. Holy Halloween – 3 weeks early.

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I spent the rest of Saturday night curled up with the pups enjoying some classic reality TV. It’s my secret single behavior, and I tend to indulge in old episodes of Newlyweds while pinning away to my heart’s content on Pinterest.¬† I suppose now I can’t tell Scott I was “too busy” to clean. The jig is up.

Sunday morning I took care of odds and ends before heading into SE DC to The Yards in celebration of Bang Salon’s opening weekend for their newest location. Though I needed a haircut desperately, it was 12 Hour Cut-a-Thon which won me over, as 100% of the proceeds went to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. My family has been touched by this personally, and it is a cause that is near and dear to my heart.

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After supporting the Cut-a-Thon, I had dinner with a friend at Thai Peppers in Del Ray, Alexandria. DELICIOUS.¬† I love Thai food and this little restaurant was an absolute jem. Can’t wait to take Scott soon, as I know he’ll love it as well.

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The rest of Sunday evening was spent doing the organizing and sorting for the week and looking forward to picking Scott up Monday night. It’s always nice to get a little alone time, but can’t wait to have him back.

What did you do this first glorious weekend in October?

-Al

 

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