Happy Saturday, friends! This week was crazy busy after work, hence the radio silence, but I have a three-day weekend thanks to MLK Day so I am excited to spend some time working on the blog. It’s my first time getting the holiday off from work, which is definitely a nice perk—especially since it’s supposed to be brutally cold here on Monday.
I wanted to pop in as I thought of a cool new mini-series called Dinner Club for the blog on my Uber ride home last night.
To back things up a bit, as many of you know, I was doing Orangetheory after work pretty consistently at my old job. One day while I was there, a girl I knew from college hopped on the treadmill next to me. I hadn’t seen her since graduation, but we chatted for a while and then walked home from class together. Our class schedules were pretty synced up, and we started heading to all the OTF happy hour and parties together. Come to find out, she lives with one of my sorority sisters! So the three of us started hanging out more, and in December, decided we’d start a dinner club that meets monthly. We had our January meeting last night and had so much fun—more on that in a bit.
Bringing the dinner club concept back to the blog—I often struggle with how to share DC content here because I usually don’t have my DSLR camera when I’m out and about and either snap a few iPhone pictures or don’t take any photos at all. I love putting together longer neighborhood guides, but those take a lot of effort and knowledge about a particular area, and sometimes, I’ve only been to a handful of places in a neighborhood. So, I thought I’d start this mini series where every time I try a new restaurant here in DC that’s worth writing about—whether or not it’s through my actual dinner club!—I’d share it with you here in a short post so that if you’re looking for somewhere new to eat in DC, you have a running list at your fingertips.
I’m by no means a food critic, but I do love trying new restaurants! So hopefully, this is helpful for those with a DC restaurant bucket list like me.
So, I thought I’d kick things off with the restaurant I went to for the inaugural dinner with my dinner club, The Smith on U Street, and I’ll pop back in later this week with details on where dinner club took us in January. We take turns picking the restaurant, which makes it a lot of fun!
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