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Posted on Sep 30, 2011 in Food | 0 comments

Scion DC

I am on a happy hour roll lately. I seriously think that I’ve participated in more happy hours in the two months since starting my new job than I had in the rest of my (still relatively short) working life combined! And last night I got to continue the trend at…

Scion

Scion! I really enjoyed this new-to-me Dupont Circle restaurant, despite being constantly reminded of my brother’s car the entire time I was there (a Scion TC – doesn’t my post title seem clever now? Hahaha.)

Specials!

The happy hour specials aren’t quite as good as they were at Cafe Asia, but the beer selection was good! And the waitstaff was great — I know, because I ended up hanging out with them for the better part of an hour while waiting for the rest of the gang to arrive, haha. At least you can’t say I’m not punctual?

Beer me
Luckily, I had some good company to wait with, hehe.

And before I knew it, Tina, Gina, and Leslie were there!

Tina & Me
GinaAnd her little dog too

The three of them are in town for a ridiculously awesome DC food tour, which included a visit to the What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam? exhibit at the National Archives that I still haven’t made time for. Shame on me! We were also joined by Linsday, Katie, and Katie (heh), who I didn’t want to freak out too much, so I didn’t force them to pose for a picture.

SpringrollShrimpies
Fried Pickles

The seven us split ALL of the happy hour special appetizers. Fried food galore! I was in heaven, especially with the fried pickles. These were perfection! Light and crispy, like little amazing pickle chips. Mmmm.

Croquette

The shrimp was my second favorite, followed by these little croquettes. There may or may not have also been fries. So much for that whole back on track stuff, eh? Bahaha.

Despite my less than stellar week weight-wise, I am actually feeling pretty good going into this weekend. I don’t really have anything in particular planned yet, which can be risky since boredom eating is a definite weakness of mine. That being said, I think that a low-key, low-stress weekend is just what I, well, not need, but want. You know, to “reset” my system and cleanse myself of all this bad weigh-in karma. I have several fresh, healthy meals in mind, am planning on another trip to my beloved Farmer’s Market, and I might even attempt going out for my first post-5 miler run! (Say whaaa?)

Are you a stay-busy-weekend or be-lazy-weekend person? I usually like a good mix of both (busy Saturdays, lazy Sunday, natch.) Lately my weekends have been so jam-packed though, that I especially relish the weekend bumming. Whatever your weekend style may be, I hope you have a great one!

PS: If you have a second this weekend, pop on over to What Katie Said to wish her good luck. She’s lost SEVENTY pounds and is running her first half-marathon on Sunday! Rockstar, much?!

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