Sunday, March 15, 2015

Suddenly It's Spring

And suddenly, it's Spring here in D.C./Arlington.  The front flowering trees have been trimmed back and I can see the Washington monument clearly from the front bay windows. The Potomac is beckoning and there is a kayak out there with my name on it waiting for a day out.
   Things I've enjoyed lately:

restaurant in Alexandria River Bend
River Bend Bistro

   The River Bend Bistro where I can always go and get a "snack" consisting of their cheese plate and a glass of champagne or wine.  They actually have decent champagne by the glass.  The cheese plate always comes with something delicious like a plum chutney (alas, they haven't had that for months) or a quince paste (yummy!).  The staff is attentive and in the background. I love this place!

7966 Fort Hunt Road | Alexandria, VA 22308

Close to home: Pasha's, my neighborhood "bistro" that is in a strip mall close to a 7-11, but the surrounding belie the delicious food that can be found there.  My favorite is the grilled salmon salad with mango chutney and I like it so much that it's hard for me not to order it every time I go there.  The limoncello cake and the tiramisu cake are desserts to die for!
  You can also take out.
3911 N. Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207

   I'm looking forward to a winery visit soon.