Happy Monday everyone! Hope your weekend was a good one.
One of my weekend highlights was a “ladies night” on Saturday night. Three gal pals and I met each other in Adam’s Morgan for some drinks, food, laughter, and good conversation in that order! I had reached out to several of my girlfriends last month seeing who would be interested in partaking in dinner and drinks with me sans Ava and Tommy. While several people couldn’t make it out because of previous commitments it was a ball. And no worries, I will be doing another one of these in the near future!
The friends that were able to join me were Julie, Carolyn, and Clare (who has since moved from DC to Houston. She just happened to be in town). Before dinner we met up at Jug and Table for a round of vino. I have no shame in admitting this, but it has been AWHILE since I’ve been out on a Saturday night in Adams Morgan – which is exactly why I had planned to have ladies night out in this area. I had never heard of this wine bar, but was told by Julie and Carolyn that it’s been around for a couple of years. While cozy, it was the perfect locale for all of us to kick off our Saturday night. Julie and I had a glass of Rose, Clare had an Oregonian Pinot Noir, and I’m not sure what Carolyn ordered – I was too into my #roseallday. 😉
An hour or so later we were at Tail Up Goat for dinner, a newish Mediterranean restaurant that has recently won accolades with both Tom Siestsema and Bon Appetit Magazine, and is thus hard to get a reservation at, which is why we had an 8:45pm reservation. Since yours truly has been out of the Adams Morgan loop, when asked where we should dine it was highly recommended we try to eat here.
The food quality and presentation didn’t disappoint, which isn’t surprising since this restaurant was born from the talents of Komi and Little Serrow – both amazing restaurants in their own right.
Upon arrival, we were given a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage , a Shrub. While it took others to take a liking to the drink, I loved it. I thought whatever combination the said Shrub was, it tasted interesting and refreshing. We all had never even heard of a Shrub so it was nice to learn something new. It was so noteworthy Julie “snapchatted” about it.
The entire menu looked delicious so it was hard for me to decide what to order. While we all contemplated our choices we ordered a bottle of red wine for the table which the Sommelier helped us pick out.
Julie and I decided to split a starter, a cucumber + melon dish with potato, smoked trout roe, pepitas, and dill. Carolyn and Clare ended up doing the same thing unbeknownst to us until our waiter brought out both dishes.
This was so, so, so good. It was the perfect blend of sweet, salty, and sour. We gobbled it up.
For my main course I order the lasagna with goat, kale, anchovy, and salsa verde.
I ate the entire thing and I loved the plate the lasagna was served on.
For dessert we each ordered a small cannoli with lemon curd, pistachios, and blueberry lambrusco jam. Perfection.
I would love to come back to Tail Up Goat. I thought the food and service were wonderful. While the restaurant decor was simple (and not very memorable) it offered a pleasant adult (read: I wouldn’t bring Ava here) dining experience.
After dinner we headed over to Julie’s condo for a bit before heading to 14th Street for some more drinks. We made a brief stop at Black Jack, but since it was PACKED, we decided to see how 2 Birds 1 Stone looked – while still crowded it was more our scene. I had only been here for happy hour with my friend Katie so I was interested to see what the late-night scene was like here. We were lucky enough to find a booth which was a good thing because we stayed here for the next couple of hours. 🙂
I found myself back at home around 2am or so —something else I hadn’t done in awhile!
Thanks again ladies for a wonderful night out!
I want to give Julie a little shout out – she wrote an article in the Washington Post’s Sunday “Travel” Section on her recent trip to Vegas to see the one and only Britney Spears! Read it here.