March 10, 2014
Weekend Wrap Up: Hot Pot Edition
I spent my Saturday morning like I usually do, taking my favorite yoga class at the Y & then doing some strength training. Friend & fellow Pancake, Chatty, was hosting a post-Tom King, Mardi Gras brunch, so I filled up on red beans & rice & king cake with all my friends who ran the Tom King Half.
Even though I own three pairs of glasses from Warby Parker, I've yet to visit their showroom at Imogene + Willie. That changed on Saturday when I went with my friend Lana to pick out a pair of glasses. It's an impressive set-up & the I+W staff is great at helping you & suggesting frames. Highly suggest a trip to 12th Ave S if you're interested in Warby Parker glasses.
Saturday night, we met friends for dinner at Lucky Bamboo. John's really been dying to try that hot pot. I don't like paying to cook my own food, so I ordered the cumin spare ribs again (still delicious). But I was finished eating before the hot pot even got going, so it was weird....
Okay, so the hot pot kind of ruled. This is the 4-person, ying yang hot pot with beef, pork, bok choy, mushrooms & all other kinds of vegetables. It's a confusing process at first, but then it starts to make sense. If you go, I suggest getting the hot pot with szechuan soup & beef. The four of us agreed that the beef wins the prize. It is so tender & delicious.
P.S. The service is getting better. It's worth going. But get the hot pot. And the cumin spare ribs.
Early Sunday morning, I met my lady gang to run the 10-mile, Bongo to Bongo route. This route is cursed for me. Every time I run it, something happens to me, usually knee-related. Not this time! Smell you later, curse! I ran the 10 miles without incident & then Melanie & I drove to Maryland Farms & did a 30-minute pool swim. Sunday, winning.
I didn't do anything else yesterday. When you spend the first 4 hours of your Sunday working out, you get to do nothing for the remainder of the day. Pro tip.