The GU Farmer’s Market Rocks

fairview-farmers-market-tomato-strawberryWhat says “happy hump day” like an hour spent wandering through Red Square blowing all your money? I give you: The GU Farmer’s Market. Here’s a rundown of what’s there, what’s good and what you should totally get.

District Donuts
This is a new addition to the market. The DD tent offers 4-6 flavors each week; the donuts will cost you $3 for 1 or $5 for 2 (yes, the deal did motivate me to go ahead and buy 2). The milk chocolate was fantastic and the “brown butter” is sent straight from heaven.

Chicken and Rice
There is a tent usually to the right of the large colorful caravan that offers paella. This little tent has the best chicken and rice in D.C. at $8 for a pretty good portion. Definitely drown your chicken in the three sauces they have on the side (orange is the best). They also offer empanada-like pastries for $3-5 each; the spinach and feta swirl is amazing.

Crepes
This crepe place rocks. They have a ton of interesting options like Greek chicken and Nutella with banana. My favorite is the “Gorgonzola and Pear” crepe: pear, dates, dried cranberries, pears, spinach and gorgonzola.

Scones
The awesome little white tent near District Donuts has great empanadas and amazing scones. The best scone is dark chocolate and oreo; other options include wild berry, chocolate coffee bean and orange. All the empanadas are also great.

Indian Food
This is a new addition this year! They have this cool thing called “Kati Roll” that’s shaped like a burrito but way cooler. You can choose chicken or vegetables, three different types of bread and a couple of different sauces. I had one with chicken on naan bread and it was life changing. If you’re looking to skip bread, you can get the chicken and toppings served over rice instead.

“Wanna taste my sausage?”
The huge tent lined up alongside Copley offers a number of variations of handmade sausages. They’ve got bratwurst, spicy sausage, smoked sausage, sausages on buns, sausages with peppers, basically any sausage you could ever hope or dream for. They also have a little sample station set up, so you can taste all of the day’s options before choosing your favorite. They have killer lemonade. Like, it must have cocaine or something in it because that stuff is addicting and delicious. Try the mint limeade.

Farm Stand
Since this is a Farmer’s Market, I guess it makes sense that it offers fresh produce. They have really great peaches (yellow or white flesh, to suit your fancy). They also have apples and some other stuff, too.

Bread
The cutest bread tent on earth is tucked away into the corner near the doors of ICC. They have regular bread, biscuits, rolls and dessert bread. My favorite: pumpkin bread.

Waffles
Forget Belgium – Georgetown’s Farmer’s Market has the best waffle in the world. I had a sample last week and cried so much I fainted.

Dumplings
You can get dumplings at the Farmer’s Market. Basically it’s like Mai Tai came to Georgetown, but better.

Wood-fired Pizza
These personal pies look awesome.

Paella
The huge colorful cart has a bunch of different options for paella. Though I haven’t tried it, the line is always long so it must be good.

In short, the Farmer’s Market rocks. Save all your money, fast for three days and come check out all the awesome this Wednesday.

Photo: wedesign.la

Hump Day Chomp: Cava Mezze

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Are you looking for a trendy reasonably priced restaurant that gets you out of the Georgetown bubble? Are you a tapas enthusiast? Do you have an appreciation for the finer things?

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If you answered yes to all of these, then I have the perfect place for you. Located along 8th St. in Capitol Hill, just a few doors down from the beloved Ted’s Bulletin, Cava Mezze is the new place to be. Serving tapas sized portions of fresh and authentic Greek food, Cava Mezze gives you a high end dining experience without having to break the bank. The portions are enough to share between two or three friends, which is perfect if you’re looking to try several things off the menu.

When I decided to make the easy journey to Capitol Hill with two other friends, we decided to order 6 dishes, which was more than enough. Our favorite dishes were the lamb meatballs, the cauliflower baked in Greek yogurt and truffled parsley crumbs and the mini gyros pita. Cava Mezze incorporates locally grown produce and simple flavors into their well presented dishes that leave one feeling satisfied and healthy.

This restaurant has received numerous outstanding reviews and is now one of my favorite restaurants in DC. Unfortunately, many people are catching on to this restaurant’s amazing food, so a reservation is highly recommended.

Enjoy the eats!

Photo/Gif: wp.com

Wednesday Fixat10ns: Our Blunger Games Party Edition

Wednesday FixationsHi, y’all. Happy Wednesday. I hope your Hump Day is passing along smoothly, and I hope your first full week of classes is going splendidly. I’d also like to strongly urge you to apply to The Hoya and, more specifically, to 4E. When you do, you’ll get to write fun posts like this one and go to parties with us. *shameless self-promotion*

Speaking of, 4E is actually having a little party this weekend. It’s going to be Hunger Games-themed and we’re calling it the Blunger Games (Get it? Blog + Hunger Games?). It’s probably going to look like this:

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P.S. You aren’t invited.

But even though you can’t join us for the endless amounts of fun and shenanigans that we will engage in this fin de semana, we didn’t want you to leave here empty-handed. That’s why we made this playlist for you. Usually we do this on Fridays, but that’s when we’re having our party. Sorry, not sorry.

We’re going to use this at our Blunger Games rager. You can use it whenever you’d like:

1. The Hanging Tree (DIA Plattenpussys Edit) — Jennifer Lawrence We’re going to start the night with this one because it’s from the Mockingjay soundtrack and the remix will get us hyped for battle. Also, who knew Jennifer Lawrence was such a phenomenal singer?

2. Hungry Like The Wolf — Duran Duran Obviously at the Hunger Games, people are hungry. At the Blunger Games, we are Hungry Like The Wolf.

3. Tainted Love — Soft Cell This song really seems to hit at the heart of the whole Peeta-Katniss relationship drama. So I added it.

4. I Knew You Were Trouble — Taylor Swift Yup. President Snow, this one’s for you.

5. Boss A** B**** — Nicki Minaj featuring PTAF This is how Katniss must feel every time she hits somebody with a flaming arrow.

6. Here In Your Arms — Hellogoodbye Here’s another one for Katniss and Peeta. Or do I mean Katniss and Gale? (The world will never know.) Also, I never got over my angsty phase in middle school.

7. I Will Survive — Gloria Gaynor Number one objective at the Blunger Games: Survival.

8. ***Flawless (featuring Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche) — Beyoncé Remember that part where Katniss is on the TV show and she spins around and her dress lights on fire like she’s some volcano? Good, because I’m sure she had this song in her head while it was happening.

9. Coco — Gnash (O.T. Genasis Cover) This one goes out to our Deputy Editor, Courtney “Coco” Klein. It will also provide us with a nice respite from all the violence of the Games.

10. All I Do Is Win — DJ Khaled featuring Ludacris, Rick Ross, T-Pain and Snoop Dogg In the Blunger Games, as in life, there are losers. But not my Blunger Games team. We are going to win.

Yep, that’s about it. Happy Wednesday.

Just to reiterate: You’re not invited to our party this weekend, but maybe you will be next time if you join us! So do it. May the odds be ever in your favor.

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