Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A Week in Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia 4

Found in Old Town Alexandria's Bistrot Lafayette , the seafood was all fresh, not frozen, and excellently handled in a Chardonay and garlic sauce that left every bit well seasoned and tender. I ate the accompanying creme brulees, one lemon and one espresso, too quickly to take a snapshot of them.

A Week in Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia 3

Wayne and a Metro mural drummer

Happily, I got a chance to meet up with a medical school friend, Wayne, who is also a drummer. He's many kinds of geek, and while we may share some of them, like computer geek, here he demonstrates one I can't claim: band geek.

A Week in Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia 2

Ethiopian entrees on injera

My second, and equally satisfying, experience with Ethiopian food. The entrees ordered come on injera, a pancake-like sourdough flatbread, with more injera for one to pick up food and eat with. Here I have five vegetarian dishes around beef that was exquisitely caramelized without being too sweet. Too bad that I can't have coffee anymore; Ethiopian coffee appeared to be just as exquisite.

Wikipedia on Ethiopian Cuisine

A Week in Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia 1

Jerusalem Artichoke Flowers
Sunny's been away from Albuquerque for work quite a bit this summer, and I've had a hard time keeping the blues away. Since he's working in Arlington for a bit, I decided to come out and visit him and my extended family in Fairfax, VA, despite the fact that my vacation got moved to a week in which he was gone to Missouri for a conference for a few days. Arg. Thus far, we've been to Fairfax, Arlington, and I'm discovering old town Alexandria after having done my obligatory visit to the National Mall. Palace From Mula, Venice Unfortunately, being six months pregnant has really cut into my stamina, and I've been getting lightheaded if I walk too far, and I haven't been able to see as much as I wanted. Still, I had a most amazing seafood pasta today, and I've been able to see an old friend from medical school, as well as spend a lot of time with my favorite Monets.