You know those days that are just filled with good food? Maybe they're planned, maybe they're not. But either way, you find yourself progressing from one thing to the next with a good drink in hand, a great plate of something in front of you and surrounded by good people. That's the kind of Saturday I had this past weekend.
Starting off with a Bar Basics I class at The Passenger with the inimitable Derek Brown. I learned there's no shame in measuring out the ingredients of a drink, as well as some of the interesting history behind the cocktail.
Moving onto a Havana sandwich from Sundevich with roasted pork, dijonnaise, pickles and gruyere. Before stopping by Ted's Bulletin to watch their pastry chef Rebecca Albright show me how to make a Montgomery pie.
Back to Union Market for a dozen oysters and a tall, cold and creamy Oyster Stout. If you haven't been to the market, take some time to leisurely walk around, get a hot and crispy Thai'd Up shrimp empanada from DC Empanadas. On a cold day, don't pass up Rappahannock River Oysters' chowder or the lambs and clams. Their scallops and crabcake also knock it out of the park.