Sometimes (read: all of winter) I’m like “ick, salad” and other times (most of summer) it seems like the most perfect idea.
This month – which how is it possible, that it is already half over?? – Sweetgreen, the as locally-sourced-as-possible, salad brain trust of local Georgetown grads that is taking the NE + MidAtl corridor by storm has figured it out, almost.
Their July Salad features mesclun greens, basil, peaches, slivered almonds, goat cheese and balsamic dressing. Normally, I’m a big fan of goat cheese, but on a whim (and because they were out) we swapped for white cheddar. This is a good move, I promise. The white cheddar offers an extra salt kick in an otherwise pretty close to perfect summer salad.
Get your greens – before they wilt!
Over the past few months, Mark and I have found ourselves going out of our way for tacos. Not Mexican tacos, mind you, and certainly not Taco Bell, but Korean Tacos at the newly opened Union Market in DC.
It might be one of the coolest things to happen in DC. Perhaps I’m partial, because I love small foods, lots of options and a market in general, but check out what is inside:
We haven’t had out of town visitors in a while, but this would be a perfect place to bring them, or to visit with a group. It’s an affordable option that allows everyone to get their own “favorite” snack.
My favorites: Goshen Juice Bar, TaKorean – three steaks for Mark, 1 chicken, 1 steak for me, Salt and Sundry – an adorable store with the trinkets and gifts you didn’t know existed or that you needed, Peregrine Espresso to go for Mark.