TGIF! It’s crazy to believe that this time next week I’ll be in Minneapolis for my first time at the Men’s Final Four! It will also be my first trip to the great state of Minnesota. I’ve got great some posts lined up for you next week, but after that it may be quiet for a bit as I’ll be working and on the road. Of course, you can always keep up with me in real time over on Instagram!
This week was super fun, and I had a few things I wanted to share with y’all. On Wednesday, my friend Kate and I met up for our monthly happy hour date and we decided to try TTT (Tacos, Tortas, Tequila) in Clarendon. If you’re local, it’s in the spot where La Tasca used to be! It’s still a three-story establishment—TTT is on the first floor, Buena Vida is on the second floor, and a yet-to-be-opened restaurant is on the third floor. This family of restaurants is owned by the same team behind Ambar, and I hope it becomes as successful!
Since TTT just opened, the manager swung by our table and asked for feedback. We told him it was annoying there were no coatracks near our booth, and five minutes later, he popped back with a coat rack. They also heard we were disappointed with the size of the large guacamole, so they brought us more en gratis. They also surprised us with a free dessert and round of cocktails. It’s a really lively atmosphere and all the surprise and delights went over well with us as they were working through some minor service kinks! My favorite thing we at were the shrimp tacos—the tortillas had cheese on the bottom and we asked for a side of chipotle aioli to dress them up a bit. One thing we didn’t know going into it was that you can mix-and-match tacos since that isn’t clear on the menu! We really enjoyed TTT and I’d definitely go back—if you’re local, it’d be a great spot to check out this weekend.
The fun times kept on rolling as yesterday I went to my first baseball Opening Day to cheer on the Nationals! I went because we had a work team-building event at the ballpark, which was so much fun. We were in the PNC Diamond Club right behind home plate, so our seats were great and we were able to take advantage of all-you-can-eat food and drink, both in the clubhouse and via service directly to our seats. Though I’m not a huge baseball fan, I love going to baseball games—especially on sunny days that finally feel like spring. I can’t wait to get back to Nats Stadium again this season! Nothing beats a summer shandy at the ballpark—I swear they taste better there.
This weekend should be a fun one—tonight my dinner club is checking out Primrose, which I’ve been seeing a ton of on Instagram because of their beautiful feather chandelier! Then, tomorrow, my sister and I are heading to Morrison House in Old Town Alexandria for a one-night stay so I can highlight a cool new program they have going on. Whatever you’re up to, I hope you have a great one, and if you’re in the Mid Atlantic, enjoy the warm weather! x
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