Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Itzy on the Road: DC Area

Hi guys! How are you? I'm doing pretty welll....very tired and sick :( I sort of knew after being near two sick people all weekend at training that a cold was on its way! It struck late last night- I am pushing through it.

I left this am and flew up to DC for work. I really wanted to do a DC dinner with all the awesome bloggers, but it was a last minute trip and I didn't have time to organize :( Def next time guys- whose in???

I had a longggg day at work and was planning initially on just grabbing something quick in the hotel but ended up going out to a really lovely dinner with my awesome friend Ally. We went to the Dogfish Head Alehouse in Falls Church, VA. It was so wonderful to catch up with Ally and the food was great. I ordered the Alehouse salad and the Mediterranean hummus platter:



Yum! Quick shout out to Amy over at Coffee Talk and her awesome contraptionize video! Such a creative idea! Check it out!
Are you guys watching American Idol or are you over it?? I totally still watch it :)

44 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Delish hummus platter!!

Love Amy's video!! :-D

carolinebee said...

OH no, start taking shots of airborne or emergency- swear it works :D I'm pretty over AI...between Biggest Loser, Real OC Housewives, Top Chef, and Bachelor (!fave!) ha I can't handle any more!!

ksgoodeats said...

Noooo!! Don't get sick! I'm am 100% convinced that you can never go wrong with hummus :)

Laura said...

I may watch American Idol later in the season. I'm pretty much over it though.

Next time you're in the area, I'd love to meet you! :) At least you came while we're having gorgeous weather.

redheadedjournal said...

That hummus plate looks so good. I don't really get all that into American Idol. I find it hard to watch TV that much, lol :)

Hope you feel better!!!

jenngirl said...

I occasionally catch American Idol, but I was never die hard...and I look forward to Scrubs on Tuesday nights!

Hope you get some rest!

emilydh211 said...

aw girl, im sorry your not feelin so hot...i hope you get to feeling better SOON! hope your having a good night <3

just me said...

i've actually never watched an episode of american idol since it started...hahaha.

feel better!

dailygoods said...

oooh, im only 20 minutes from dc! i would definitely meet up!!!! come back sooooooon!! lovin the hummus platter, it looks amazing. i start watching american idol when it gets down to less people and all the singers are good :) im a big fan of the biggest loser, and i gotta watch that !

I Run for Fun said...

Sorry you are feeling sick! Get well soon.

The hummus platter looks delish!

Nutritious is Delicious said...

I watch it when I have the time! lol! :)

Love pitas and hummus....cant go wrong!

glidingcalm said...

hummus is a great pick to get while traveling! pretty hard to mess up, dontcha think?! i've never really had "BAD" hummus!

glidingcalm said...

p.s. feel better!!!!!

Sharon said...

Hope you feel better!!!
And I haven't watched American idol in ages!!

bHealthier said...

hope you feel better asap! i have tried airborne before too but i needed dose after dose of the whole bottle of fizzies. it can do the trick ( literally the ingredients do help with your immune system but nothing cures a cold!)

is that hummus and naan?

hooray for dc- my sis lives there so maybe next time I will travel to meet bloggies too!

over american idol- but totally see why people still like it.

Heather said...

AH! you were right near me!! I literally live like, 2 miles from Dogfish.

I'm definitely in next time you come up here. And I love their hummus.

Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) said...

Mmm love Dogfish Head!

Hope you can get some rest and feel better!

lilveggiepatch said...

Have a good trip! You've been all over the place lately... your energy is pretty inspiring.

Hope you're not getting sick...

I've never seen American Idol once! Not that I wouldn't watch it if it were on, though.

ChickPea said...

Yum! You can't go wrong with a hummus platter. That pita looks so pillowy and delicious!

Esi said...

Hope you feel better soon! I take Emergen C whenever I feel a sickness coming on. It's awesome! Your dinner looks amazing. I am not an Idol watcher. Gave up after season 3.

eatingbender said...

Oh no! I hope you feel better soon, lady!

Your meal looks amazing, though. Hummus platter? I'm all over that!

I SHOULD be watching AI. I used to be obsessed with it but didn't watch last year. How's it shaping up this year?

Pearl said...

this is funny - i've just started to watch it (after so many seasons have passed already). LOL

amy. said...

omg thank you so much...you are too sweet! and get well soon--being sick is not fun. love ya fellow nittany lion :)

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

I'm in for your next trip to DC! Can't wait to meet you and ask all those questions that I'd ask to a fitness instructor :D

lesley said...

Hope you're feelin', better!

And, yeah, I still can't help but get hooked into AI but I really haven't watched it this season ... I like it in the top 12 the best.

Get better, girl!!

Becca said...

Aaw I hope you feel better!

I would have totally driven down to DC for a blogger meet-up. Make it down there again before I leave for school!

Holly said...

Ugh, sorry you are sick! Colds are so annoying, aren't they? Not enough to where I feel like I can take off work, but just enough to complain. :-)

I feel like I'm the ONLY one not watching AI! I might tune in when it gets closer to the end, though.

Made your Black Bean soup again last night (creature of habit, right here). Yummmm!

greendogwine said...

Sorry you don't feel so hot dear! :(

That med. dish looks FABULOUS!

Take care of yourself!!!

Maria said...

I love the hummus platter! Have fun on your trip!!

lauren said...

would totally meet up next time you are in DC!

Danielle said...

Hope you feel better soon! Love the eats you got!
I haven't watched AI in a couple of seasons but I did always enjoy it.

Rose said...

I'd definitely meet up with you in DC - if I can. I work in Baltimore but live in DC...so I could do a dinner in the future!

Jenn said...

That hummus looks sooo good! And I totally watch AI! Yay baby!

Krista said...

Hope that cold doesn't last too long!!

Diana said...

I SOOOO have a weakness for mediterranean hummus platters like that!!!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

I don't! I only watched one season - the one with Clay Aikin. Ha!
I hope you don't get super sick Erica! Josh and Frank need you!

Sarah W. said...

GRRRRRRRRRR! I totally could have come and met you in Falls Church!!! I WORK in McLean and that restaurant is NOT far from my work. I live a little further out in Centreville but seriously NEXT TIME!! I've been wanting to go to dogfish head again - its goooooood.. that platter looks delish!

Aggie said...

Yum, looks great! I love American Idol...I was over it last year, but this year I have a few favorites. Like those 2 guys who are best friends? I love them!

Jennifer said...

You dinner looks so healthy! Nice pick!

I am a total fan of American Idol, I never miss a show.

What about Tatiana?!? I thought for sure she wasn't going through. I am already picking a winner. I like the guy who's wife just passed away (I don't know his name). He's so good!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

I'm so sorry you're feeling bad Erica. Man, sounds like everyone is getting sick these days. Take easy and get plenty of rest...lots of vitamin C too.

That hummus/pita plate looks so good. Love warm fluffy pita bread!

Apples and Butter said...

So healthy and good to yourself even when you're on the road AND not feeling well. I'm so impressed!

thecleanveggie said...

i hate to say it, but im over american idol....simon makes me so mad!

delicous looking dinner!!

Sara said...

More hummus! You know I can't get enough of it :)

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