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Overdue Brunch

First thing IS first. Hello * emoji waving hand * I hate to act like the reoccurring – pop-up out the blue after four months EX playing with your emotions like that but I guess I am hitting you with the “hey, miss you” post. * female shoulder shrug emoji *               My apologies. I’ll keep it short on the life update: I’m still good. Can’t believe Summer is coming to an end. But as someone who once struggled with transitions, I actually embrace the changing of seasons.  Even though I didn’t post that much this Summer, I continued with my usual  stuff – buying hair and skin products that look cool, practicing my new creative outlet – photography, mentoring some kids and trying to maintain balance. Speaking of balance – balance is brunch as far as this post goes. Especially since I call myself being on a budget for the last three months [ hey, listen. I had to.] Sooooo that sadly means I had to carefully think …

Bon Chonnnnnnnnn

Ok, so first of all, Bon Chon is all of that (and a bag a chips). Yes, I used the old school sayin’ – but I gotta say, this experience was not all that and a bag of chips 😦 It was just three sliders And I did it to myself. I got sliders at Bon Chon. Whoooo does that?! Don’t do that. Ever. Everyone and their mama knows that you go there for the wings or tenders.  It’s just what you do. But nooooo, I had to try something different. Like, yeah let me try the sliders. Smh. Epic fail. And, don’t get me wrong, they were cool but I found myself looking [stalking] at the pile of wings at the table next to me because, like I said, that’s why you go. They put my lil sliders to shame.  So, yes, please, go to Bon Chon. With a group or dolo. But just get some soy garlic or spicy wings or drums or tenders. That’s it.  That is all.  Snapped some pics  per …

Toro Toro DC 

This is a special post for BloomFoodieChronicles.  It’s my first #masterdate of 2017!! Annnddd it marks two years almost to date that I started this whole masterdate thing, thanks to my mom flaking on me and my amazing Bobby Van’s $50 for $100 Groupon. *queue the orchestra* First, for those new to my blog. I adopted the masterdate concept from this picture: Ok. So. Once or 3 times a week. I am in the DC streets. At happy hour. Back to Toro Toro. Toro Toro has been on my list for a few months now. I heard about the truffle fries. I love some truffle fries. Though I masterdate year round, today bc it was disrespectfully cold, I was just going straight home.  I mean, I was. Anyway *side eye* I decided today was thee day I stopped in and experienced Toro Toro for myself. All I can say is: it’s.a.DC.must. Instant fav. All dat. Yes. Yasssss. #thatpart Happy hour. From 4Pm- 8PM. Yes, 8 PM! 🙂 Friendly bartenders. Good menu overall. Good drink options. …

2017 Winter Restaurant Week!

Listen: When Restaurant Week comes to DC, you go. Having participated in DC Restaurant Week for the last seven years now, I’ve developed a strategy: I prefer restaurants that allow you to pick from the full menu for the most part, and I go for the unique restaurants that give you a, well, unique, cool experience. This year my two choices came down to Acadiana or NOPA. Strictly due to availability, NOPA won. And I have to say: it.was.delicious. *queue the orchestra music* Ambiance was amazing. Staff was great. Vibe was chill but nice. What I ordered: Grilled Spanish Octopus Bistro Filet Steak “Frites” Chocolate Cheesecake Wine (not pictured) was Yorkville 2014 Malbec Per usual, I was “that” friend snappin’ pictures at the table. Until next time, eat good food 🙂 #bloomfoodischronicles