1. Filomena Ristorante
The District has been raving about Filomena for years and it’s time you do too. Dubbed as the best Italian restaurant in all of DC, this restaurant HAS to be worth your time. I have a reservation for Saturday night, so I will report back to OJBG with my personal findings and photographs, but until then, book your reservation and head on over to Georgetown to share in the Italian feast. Bring your bib and be sure to wear elastic pants.
*Tip: This place books up super fast. Log onto OpenTable.com to find available tables for your desired date and time.
2. Pie Sisters
I was seriously craving a piece of pie earlier this week and by the grace of some divine being, Pie Sisters fell into my life. It is one of the newest additions to Georgetown and the trio of sisters is giving M Street veteran, Georgetown Cupcakes, a serious run for its money. Head on over! These Pie Sisters and their pinwheels mean serious business.
*Tip: You don’t have to buy a whole pie. Pie Sisters sells individual “cuppies,” which are mini pies sized for one person that still come in all of the different pie flavors. Totally genius idea.
I am absolutely hopeless in the kitchen. My mother is straight off the boat from Italy, has made the most delicious meals I have ever tasted, and I can barely make a grilled cheese without burning something. With that said, I have been trying to find a solution to my embarrassing lack of dexterity in the kitchen and, in the process, have discovered a very cool new place: CulinAerie. CulinAerie is a culinary school in Washington, D.C., easily accessible by metro, well-reviewed and one of the cheaper schools I have found in the District. If you’re bored with your usual post-work or weekend activities, give this a try! Invite your friends, family, or co-workers and spend a night learning, laughing, and EATING. It sure sounds tasty.
*Tip: Visit their website to browse their class offerings and to enroll in one.
4. Potomac Overlook
Talk about awesome views and equally awesome heights. OJBG has shot here, lovers have snuggled here, artists have used it as their canvas, and thousands of people pass it every day. The next sunny day that pops up, walk on over to the Potomac Overlook for some stunning views of the Potomac or if you just need to feel a little bit taller.
*Tip: Try a paddleboat ride in the Potomac. C’mon- be adventurous.