July 27, 2012

Chinatown Express

Location: 746 6th St NW (Gallery Place Metro)
Cost: $10
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DC is the first city I've ever been to where Chinatown a) is in a nice part of town, b) has more white people walking around than Asians, and c) doesn't smell like hot garbage.  Add in a major Metro hub and a gigantic basketball arena right next door, and somehow Chinatown is a major destination.  Well, after spending the weekend hanging out with my parents and moving into my new apartment, I took my parents to go get food they actually want to eat.  We passed by Chinatown Express, saw the fobby chefs making hand-drawn noodles in the window, and decided to give it a try.

July 15, 2012


Location: 1940 9th St NW (Shaw Metro)
Cost: $15
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Ugh, working nights totally sucks.  It's a complete shock to the system; I walked around in a half-awake daze all week long.  Little to no sleep at night, then even less sleep at home during the day because it's so bright out.  Most importantly, however, it gave me no time to think about the blog.  Thankfully, I've transitioned off nights now, and eager to get back to posting!  We'll start back where I left off a few weeks ago, fresh off my first week of work, and looking forward to happy hour to unwind and catch up with my co-interns.  We headed to DC9, a U Street bar with a nice roof deck, for drinks and some food.

July 6, 2012

Sticky Rice

Location: 1224 H St NE (X2, X9 buses)
Cost: $15-$20
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It's been 6 days since the record-breaking storm hit DC, and thousands of people are still without power.  I feel so bad for anyone (some of my coworkers among them) who still doesn't have power, because it was over 100 degrees today.  To beat the heat (and lack of electricity) over the weekend, my uncle and aunt stayed over at my apartment, so along with my parents, we had 5 people in a 1 bedroom place.  Just before everyone went their separate ways, we sat down for dinner together at Sticky Rice in the H Street District.

July 4, 2012

Local 16

Location: 1602 U St NW (U Street Metro)
Cost: $15 (Happy Hour)
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You don't get a lot of free time as an intern, so when you do have some time off, it's important to spend it being productive.  And by productive, of course, I mean making the most of happy hour.  So, last week, after a particularly rough day on the wards, I showed up, scrubs and all, to Local 16 to grab a bite and a couple drinks with my coworkers.

July 1, 2012

The Queen Vic

Location: 1206 H St NE (X2, X9 buses)
Cost: $20
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What a weekend.  On my first days off since starting work, there was 1) the hottest June day in DC history, 2) an insane rainstorm that's left hundreds of thousands of residents without power, and 3) my first time trying "authentic" fish & chips.  For the latter, I went with several of my coworkers to The Queen Vic, a British pub in the middle of the hip, new H Street / Atlas District.