Family Friends & Food
Last weekend was a fun one. It started out by meeting up with friends at Amy’s house in Alexandria. Her birthday was on Wednesday so we were celebrating that and just wanted to get out for a little bit. We began with our standard appetizers, snacks, and beer before heading out (no worries, Kelly is pregnant so she was the DD). By the time we left for dinner it was around 8. Julie also came out with us so we picked her up in Kelly’s new mini-van and cruised in style. 😉 First up was dinner at O’Connell’s in Old Town. It was busy there and had a good atmosphere; we sat upstairs. I had the spinach and strawberry salad with house wine. Very good.
Next, we headed over to Murphy’s Irish Pub where I dined on Yuenglings. It was fairly packed there as well. I didn’t notice much of the place, as we just hung out upstairs, but eventually we did head downstairs as they ushered everyone away as it got close to 2am. There was a band downstairs so we hung out there for awhile.
Walking in Old Town in boots/heels is not ideal – lots of cobblestone and brick sidewalks.
Then we mini-vanned it back to Amy’s for a ‘sleepover’. It was very late by the time we went to bed but surprisingly it didn’t feel very late to me.
Maugle Mania began on Saturday when Alan and Joyce came down for a 2-3 day visit. We first met up at Red Robin (where I haven’t been to in years) and then took them back to our house which they were seeing for the first time. Julie then got down to our house and after Abby went to bed it was time for wine and popcorn, and breaking out the classic Flight of the Conchords dvd and laughing, laughing, laughing. “Wear the eye patch Bret, wear the funky, funky eye patch.”
On Sunday we had some Crack(er) Barrel brunch. Abby kept telling the waitress that she didn’t like the curtains on the windows.
Later on that evening, Peter and I had dinner with Alan and Joyce at Castiglia’s down the street (as opposed to the main one downtown). Before I say anything about this place, I must say the Sicilian pizza was very good. However, the place was so odd and we had the strangest server. It’s hard to put into words but he was super awkward. The music they were playing there was also an eclectic mix (like Italian background music with Spanish singers). I think we’ll be going back to the downtown location from now on! After introducing Alan and Joyce to Sweet Frog, it was early to bed that night then as the next day was work and Alan and Joyce were heading up for a fun day in DC. It was good having them here for a few days!!
Posted on January 13, 2013, in Beer, Family, Food, Friends and tagged Bowie, Castiglia's, Cracker Barrel, Daniel O'Connell's, Flight of the Conchords, girls weekend, Maugles, Murphy's Grand Irish Pub, O'Connell's, Old Town Alexandria, Sweet Frog. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.