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Chupacabra

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I made a wonderful discovery recently…. H St. DC is now home to amazing guacamole.

I know…I know…this is  BIG news!

As I was strolling down H St. the other day I noticed that the corner of 9th & H St. NE is the proud new home of a fun latin kitchen and taqueria.  Tucked just a bit up the block, I saw a square, black building with the word “CHUPACABRA” emblazoned across the front flanked by two, oddly festive, goat skulls (here’s a bit more info on the legend of the Chupacabra).  The aroma of fresh made tortilla chips wafted through the air as I was almost inexplicably drawn through the doors of the new spot.  5 minutes later I was in possession of the aforementioned guacamole and two tacos which were equally yummy!  As I sat outside on their perfectly positioned picnic tables (umbrellas coming soon… I hope!), enjoying my meal, I knew without a doubt that I’d be back.  I haven’t tried their crazy hot Ghost Scorpian sauce yet!

I would definitely recommend that you check them out!  You can find more info on their Facebook & Twitter pages.

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Salt & Sundry

This past weekend I discovered a new favorite place, Union Market.

I love the vibe.  It’s totally cool ( enough to make me feel cooler than I actually am, just by walking around). The produce is fresh.  The restaurants are fresher.Their is ice cream to die for. (try the Peanut Butter)

In the midst of this wonderland I stumbled upon a lovely little shop called “Salt & Sundry“.

Granted, I realize I may be late to this party but I’m hoping it’s fashionably late.  Just imagine me arriving with some fabulous hors deove’res hors durves… actually scratch that… just imagine me being able to spell hors d’oeuvres (thank you spell check) and arriving with glitter.  That’s probably more likely anyways. I can’t spell OR make whore durvs.

Ok… where was I?  Oh right… Salt & Sundry!  They are amazing! Such a fun store, chocked full of local yumminess, beautiful items that you can imagine were curated with much thoughtfulness and taste that again makes me feel that much cooler just by being in it’s presence.  Since I believe a picture is worth a thousand words (unless of course it’s your Senior Project paper.  Take my word for it, professors don’t always appreciate pictures and 20pt Comic Sans)  here’s a few shots I took during my recent visit.

I would definitely suggest you check it out for yourself!

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Hello Cupcake

It’s nearly impossible for me to say that without putting on my fake british accent… seriously… try saying without dropping the “h”… it’s hard….  Usually, my fake accent accompanies an alter ego named Petunia… but I think we’ll have to save the introductions for another time.

I have somehow inadverantly begun a tour of the various cupcakeries (if that’s not a word then it should be) in the DC area.   Recently I visited “Hello Cupcake”… darn it…. there goes the accent.

It was absolutely the cutest shop.  They had pink flowers painted on the wall.

And get this…. a PINK chandelier… I don’t even have to tell you… I felt immediately at home. On top of that their cupcakes were drool worthy… I won’t tell you how many made it home with me…. It was more than one.  I don’t know why I felt the need to tell everyone within ear shot that I wasn’t going to eat them all myself and for the record… I did share.

They had a glorious pink creation called the Prima Donna that made it home with me.  It was delicious and beautiful.

From start to finish my visit was very pleasant.  The staff was friendly and extremely non-judgemental… something I value from people who sell cupcakes.  Do you have a favorite cupcakery?

Happy Cupcaking!

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