And the hungry monster was tamed.

This is Restaurant Week in D.C., which is basically my favorite week ever. Three course meals at super expensive restaurants priced at $20.10 for lunch or $35.10 for dinner? Yes, please.

So when a fellow D.C. blogger, Jacquie, suggested that we meet up last night for a fun dinner out, clearly I was on board :) Jacquie emailed me a couple months ago with a question about my blog and we’ve been chatting ever since, so it was fun to finally meet her in person!


We went to Cafe Bonaparte in Georgetown, which is an awesome French place I’ve been to a couple times before. They actually had good lighting so we had a blogger photo fest ;)

I started with the calamari, which was sautéed with tomatoes and garlic, tossed in a lemon chickpea vinaigrette, and served over lightly steamed baby spinach.



It was delicious!


For my main course, I decided on the steak! I’m not a huge red meat person, but every once in awhile when I’m in the mood it’s divine.


The steak came with fries, which I swapped out for salad instead to save room for dessert ;) I also skipped the hollandaise sauce it was supposed to come with — not a fan!


Mmmm… the steak was nice and tender with a peppery crust. Just the way I like it!

And now… are you ready for the finale?!

Check this out:


DROOL!!!!!!!!!!! Cafe Bonaparte has awesome crepes. I’ve only had their savory ones before, so when I saw that a sweet crepe was one of their dessert options, I knew I had to make it happen.


This was called the “Last Tango Crepe” and came stuffed with nutella and strawberries and topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of berry sauce.

SO GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!! I heart nutella. :)

Anyway, suffice to say that my bottomless pit monster stomach was finally tamed ;) Thanks for a fun night, Jacquie!


I’m actually going to ANOTHER restaurant week dinner tonight with a bunch of my girlfriends! And I may have gone to one on Tuesday too ;) You only live once, friends! Just gotta keep it balanced.

With that in mind… I ran a VERY hilly 3.5 miles this morning in my neighborhood :) I feel like 3.5 super hilly miles totally = 5 flat miles. Thoughts? Plus, it was basically an unplanned boot-camp style obstacle course since I kept having to leap over huge piles of snow. ;)

When I came back, I got some errands and grad school research done, caught up on some emails, and did some freestyle yoga and pilates for toning and stretching.

Now I’m off to the office for the rest of the day — have a good one!


  1. 1

    Mmmm I LOVE Restaurant Week! Too bad I’m not in DC anymore. BUT if and when I move back, I’m so going again! Glad you had fun and the food looks yummy!

  2. 2

    That crepe looks…well, fANNEtastic :)

    Heh… well said ;) -Anne

  3. 3

    Calamari is one of my favorite dishes! OMG love it. And I just discovered crepes. Just made them for first time. I made some ice cream ones…good gosh were they good!

  4. 4

    Restaurant week in Philly is next week too! And I already have two meals scheduled. I wonder though, why does D.C. tack on an extra 10 cents?

    D.C. tries to be witty… $20.10 for lunch… get it?? It’s based on the year :) Last year it was $20.09! -Anne

  5. 5

    That looks awesome! Unfortunatel, I think this is August in Boston :-( I wish it were now

  6. 6

    LOVE DC restaurant week! So fun that you and Jacquie got to meet up! :)

  7. 7

    restaurant weeks are the best! it’s so cool you got to have fun with a fellow blogger :) I’m going to try to recreate the calamari recipe!

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    I was in Georgetown last night too – at Paper Source!

    Tonight it’s China Town for Restaurant Week! Woo!

    No way! How was that place?? We totally need to play sometime soon :) -Anne

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    I rarely EVER eat red eat, but OMG that looks soooo good!

  10. 10

    Oooh! I’m so jealous…surprisingly there is no “restaurant week” in Altoona, Pennsylvania where I live. The choices would be slim pickings :-)

  11. 11

    Just started reading your blog and I think its fabulous! That crepe looks amazing :)

    P.S. I had to try your yogurt/cottage cheese/everything else combo from the other day and it was such a great snack! I added a crumbled (homemade) graham cracker as well. Thanks for the great idea and for such a fun blog to read.

    Aw thanks :) And I’m glad you liked my creation from the other day!! I’m obsessed :) -Anne

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    I LOVE restaurant week! I just went to Mie N Yu in Georgetown, but there are so so so many great options. I wish I could afford going again!

    Mmm I LOVE Mie N Yu. I actually almost went there tonight with the girls but it was booked! -Anne

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    That looks great! It looks like I will be in DC for Easter weekend! I’ll be staying with my aunt and new baby cousins. …sooo we gotta try some of those restaurants! See you in April :)

    YAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to see you :) xoxo A

  14. 14

    oh lawdy. That crepe looks UN REAL.

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    LOVE restaurant week – and YES 3.5 hilly miles = 5.0 regular miles!

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    Yum… that calamari looks so good! And the crepe… oh no words.. i’m jealous!!

    Yes, you only live once. Enjoy it. And i’ll enjoy your pictures and drool over them :)

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    Blue Skies says:

    Looks awesome! Great pictures — and great run, too, apparently!

  18. 18

    I live in DC and LOVVVVEEEE RW!! I am going tomorrow night.

    PS- love reading your blog!

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    All I can say is YUM!

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    Calamari and chickpeas???!!! Sounds like my perfect appetizer. Now I want to re create it!!


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