Part 2 of 2.
There was some late afternoon rain on Saturday, which cleared up quite beautifully. I even saw a rainbow on the way to meet one of the coolest people at SAIS (and a fellow Spring starter), Shahin. Our mission was to get noodles from the beforementioned Toki Underground. We got there around 7, only to find out that there would be a 2 and 1/2 hour wait before we could get seated and the line for dinner on the weekends starts at 5. As if this place wasn’t already so hyped up, it did not help that everyone looked so smug and satisfied and that the restaurant smelled amazing. Oh Toki Underground, why so hard to get?
We weren’t discouraged though, we were surrounded by restaurants afterall. So we decided to see what else H Street had to offer. All we got was 45 to 50 minute waits. We decided to get some flavored ice and custard to hold us over. Now, I don’t exactly recommend Rita’s. It’s not good and it’s not bad, but you deserve more than the medicore, so forget I even mentioned it. (In fact, the only reason I do, is because I like how the picture turned out.) It seemed good at the time, but I assure you, this city has more to offer in the frozen dessert arena. The rest of the night was filled with mostly wandering, which I think is appropriately French for Bastille Day, jokes and laughs. We ended up an Indian restaurant close to Eastern Market, after finding another place we wanted to go to, a great pizza joint, was closed for renovation, quel tragédie! And this is why you do not go out to eat on a Saturday night.
Monday night came and it was time for Screen on the Green! I was especially excited, because their first film was Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, a Western featuring Robert Redford and Paul Newman, need I really say more? If you’re planning on attending Screen on the Green, be sure to bring lots of water, a blanket and even a pillow or something you can lean on.