Arlington weekend for the win. Never fails.  it there.

Whitlow’s on Wilson

Great cover band playing all sorts of fun classics.

Plus, I mean…

Right?  Ha. Hey… when in Rome.

Much needed morning coffee.

Needed to errrr warm up somehow… 😉


Brrrr it got coldddd!!!

And snowy?

Bayou Bakery.

Grilled Pimento Cheese. 

You had me at hello!

With a side of seasonal mushroom rosemary soup.

Oh my goodness this soup! 


It wasn’t super creamy, but instead almost frothy and whipped along with great mushroom flavor.

AND croutons. Loved it.

The Vow.

Channing Tatum.

Enough said.  Go see this one ladies. Trust me on it 😉

Cava Mezze Clarendon.

The BEST MEAL I’ve had this year. 

And most definitely in the top 5 meals I’ve had ever…

Bold statement. I know.

It was pretty dimly lit inside, making it a super fun atmosphere. Albeit not that great for pics 😉

My new spicy food love:  harissa.

Served with warm, fresh, doughy pita triangles. And olives.

Good thing they sell their products at Whole Foods. For real. I’m on it.

The rest of the meal included what is now one of my FAVORITE DISHES I’ve had. Like, ever: 

Zucchini Fritters w/ Dodonis feta / herbs / tzatziki.

Wow. No words. And no pictures. It was intense y’all 😛

Also around the table went Ratatouille, Chicken souvlaki, Cava fries w/ feta, Mini gyros pita and Spicy lamb sliders.


The ratatouille with a touch of harissa spread atop warm pita was out of this world!!!

I think we spoke all of 4 words to each other during this meal, it was just that good. 

If you’re in the DC area.  Go to this place. Seriously.

And order some Greek white wine or a raspberry mojito while you’re waiting for your table, both were phenomenal!

If you’re feelin’ crazy, maybe try out their Saganaki (flaming cheese!) too – what a fun dish to watch come out. Next time 😀

Brooklyn Bagel Bakery.

Multigrain bagel w/ veggie cream cheese.

Lots of great veggie pieces you can actually taste in this spread. Love.

Good thing I have all this lovely Chobani waiting for me in my fridge…

Because this girl really needs to get to the grocery store 😉

We’ll see what makes it into the Fanatic kitchen this week… plans are still up in the air!  Hey, sometimes it just has to be “one of those weeks” right?

Greek yogurt anyone? 😛


What’s the best meal that you’ve had so far this year?