Archive for March, 2010

Pizza and Cupcakes

March 21, 2010

We are loving the Spring weather here in the DC area! I feel like we’ve just woken up from a long hibernation. It’s warm (for now) and with the time change, it feels like we have longer days. So, Friday after work, we decided to make the most of it and head to 2 Amys and Something Sweet bakery.  As expected, the wait was super long at 2 Amys so we headed to Something Sweet for cupcakes as our appetizer! Life is short, eat dessert first, right?

We had the specials of the day and they were delicious.

::Banana chocolate chip w/chocolate frosting::

::Vanilla with lemon curd and meringue frosting::

I rate these much higher than Georgetown Cupcake in case anyone was wondering. This place is also super cute with a pretty mural on the wall and benches outside to sit and eat your sweets.

Finally, after over an hour wait, we sat down to eat at 2 Amys. In case you didn’t know, they are known for their authentic Neopolitan pizza. The Italian government even granted them D.O.C. status which basically says they use the appropriate ingredients and methods for the pizza.

We indulged in the margherita pizza:

Do you see the fresh mozzarella? Soo good.

Chris had a stuffed pizza with ricotta, grana, salami, prosciutto, pancetta, and tomato.

He was not as thrilled with the stuffed pizza. Next time, he’ll definitely get a classic pizza.

After finishing dinner, we headed back home driving past my alma mater – AU! We need to check out the arts center there at some point. It was under construction when I was in school and I never made it when it opened. It looks really cool.

The rest of the weekend, we tried to stay out in the nice weather as much as possible. We got some outlet shopping done, a nice run outside, and some wine tasting while sitting outside. Hope everyone else’s weekends were as good as ours!


Sweet things

March 17, 2010

I’m long overdue for a new post, but sorry because this one is going to be super short. It’s been a challenging day complete with two (yes, two!) trips to the dentist. That brings my total to 4 in the last 3 weeks all for one tooth. If I needed any motivation to floss regularly, this will be it!

Anyway, I am not letting the day get me down.  So, here are a few “sweet things” about life right now:

– Warm weather and sunny, blue skies

– The first flower blooming in our front yard.

– The brownies I just ate too many of….it was a hard day, ok? 😉

– People all around in good spirits because it’s St. Patrick’s Day. Wish I could have taken a picture of the office staff at my dentist. They were decked out in crowns, green beads, shirts etc.

Hope there are some sweet things in your life right now as well!