fashion friday

fashion friday

prints.make.me.happy.

i mean who doesn’t love a splash of bright colors here and there?!

i mean don’t get me wrong, i love a classic LBD (little black dress) but something just says HI, I’M HAPPY about a bright print.

and when it’s “tropical”, it’s even more “i’d rather be at the beach but i’ll adjust with this for now” feeling.

now that i think about it, my choice you’ll see that i made for lunch sort of goes with the “tropical” theme.. totally un-intentional!

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but clearly i was in the mood for a little get-away!

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public service announcement: gladiators do look good on EVERYONE. they help elongate the leg and if you rock a nude one, it’s a double win. because who doesn’t like the look of long lean legs?!

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a lot of shorter people think they do the opposite by “chopping their legs off”, but if you stick with a camel or nude, not black, it’ll do the opposite! so ladies, go grab yourself a pair of these. they’re fun, sexy yet SO incredibly comfortable!

fashion fridaydress: obsessed with this one  sandals: mine are last season’s Stuart Weitzman’s, but here is an almost exact pair sunglasses: here

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dress: obsessed with this one  sandals: mine are last season’s Stuart Weitzman’s, but here is an almost exact pair sunglasses: here

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pairing them with a tight fitting dress, fresh hair, and a smile – your confidence will be on the same level as the kickass look that they give.

ok ok, let’s get to the best part of this post: the FOOD.

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it was my first time going to Virtue Feed & Grain.  while the wait was slightly frustrating (45 minutes, even though i made a reservation well in advance), the food and great service made up for it.

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little miss emily got to pick the appetizer, which as a southern maryland resident, their “old town crab dip” was her quick choice.  those Marylander’s love their crab meat!

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i on the other hand was eyeing their “U-Street Mac & Cheese”. because: prosciutto lardons, smoked gouda, havarti and ritz crumble.

i mean. lets be real.

next time, Virtue Feed & Grain… next time.

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but no worries, i loved the crab dip.  paired with blue chips with just the right amount of salt sprinkled on them, was a win in my book.

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margaritas can be very good or very bad. no inbetween.  this, by all means, was on the very good level.  no added sugar, syrups or any other unnecessary tastes. just a good ‘ol classic margarita.

the start of my first-time VFG was already… spot.on. 

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now with my lunch pick, you see what i mean by the “theme” i was subconsciously going with?   margaritas, street tacos and a tropical dress. clearly the sunshine and warm weather was on my mind!

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emily went with the (what my usual go-to is, but decided to be “different”) Wagyu Burger. topped with smoked provolone and tomato confit relish.

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but let’s get back to my street tacos.
because. tacos.


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slightly messy and the fact that it didn’t come with a side plate or a plate even under it, just the slate. was well, a bummer because when i would bite into it the insides would come falling out then get lost onto the slate under, but the ridges within the slate don’t really allow for easy “pick up”. so lost food. and you know how i feel about leaving food behind…


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but the ancho braised pork belly, smothered in pineapple-bacon jam, jalapeno slaw and picked avocado puree was insanely delicious.

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each bite packed a punch of sweet, savory and plenty of texture.
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as a self-titled french fry connoisseur… these were damn good.

hot. crispy on the outside. warm and soft on the inside. the perfect amount of salt and crunch in each bite.

touché VFG, touché..

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ended the late lunch with a perfectly chilled glass of sauvignon blanc…

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a smile and a full stomach.

thank you Virtue Feed & Grain for becoming one of my new favorite lunch spots. looking forward to giving your dinner menu a try next.

..i’m thinking the creekstone farms skirt steak has my name written all over it.

 

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