OJBG’s Weekend Walk-In’s

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By: Samantha

My personal photo of the most incredible dessert I have ever eaten.

1. The Chart House (Old Alexandria)

This past weekend, I adventured to Old Alexandria, Virginia for dinner at The Charthouse. The food at this fine establishment was incredible and the service was absolutely impeccable. The prices were on the higher end, but the experience was well worth it. I really cannot compliment this restaurant enough. Make a reservation, bring your family, friends, or special someone and enjoy a great meal and  beautiful views of the Potomac.

*Tip: The Chocolate Lava Cake is MORE delicious than it sounds.

The Chart House

A chandelier I fell in love with in a shop window in Old Alexandria.

2. Old Alexandria

Old Alexandria reminds me of cozy village, a picturesque getaway from the hustle and bustle of DC. The streets are lined with adorable shops and restaurants that can keep you busy for hours. For traveling convenience, boats leave from Georgetown sporadically to take visitors to and from Old Alexandria. In 30 minutes, you can be there. A swell adventure awaits you.

The pork rack chop, documented by yours truly. It was delicious.

3. District Commons (Foggy Bottom)

The best of Americana on a plate. Seriously. I didn’t really know what to expect when I walked into District Commons, this brand new, swanky restaurant RIGHT next to the Foggy Bottom Metro Stop. However, I must say I was pleasantly surprised by the hip atmosphere and the tasty entrees. The menu seemed a bit foreign to me considering I’m used to Domino’s at 3 am and cold spaghetti. Nevertheless, everything I ate was right on point. Hop on over to District Commons, grab a seat at the rockin’ bar, and get yourself a nice drink at the end of a hectic day. You’ll be glad you did.

*Tip: The Boston Cream Pie is DELISH.

District Commons

4. Movie of the Week: Clueless

Koldcast’s article comparing Orange Juice in Bishop’s Garden to Clueless (Haven’t read it yet? Read it here!) made me miss the classic 90s teenage saga so much that I came home from work one day and rented it off of iTunes. It was just as good as it was when I was 11. Chill out Saturday afternoon and revisit the girl that made us fall in love with mini-skirts, makeovers, and the phrase, “As if.”

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