Friday, April 23, 2010

Eating Out - Brazilian

Excited about two kinds of beans? or just drunk?

Grill from Ipanema (Brazilian)

Kathryn loves caipirinhas (a drink made from Brazilian booze, limes, and lots of sugar), so we decided to head to a bar/restaurant known for serving up the best. Grill from Ipanema in Adam's Morgan also has to be one of the all time top five cheesiest names for a restaurant. It was the perfect evening to sit outside and people watch. That is, until it started to rain on our walk to the restaurant. We decided to quickly adjust our plans, grab a taxi, and sit inside.

  • This was our first experience with Brazilian (or should I say Brasilian?) food. The food was pretty good, but the drinks.... the drinks were ridiculous. Kathryn had a caipirinha and a caipirisima. I had two maracujinhas. It's a passion fruit cocktail with sugar and cachaca. It was the girliest thing on the menu, so of course, I had to have it.
  • We started the meal off with Brazilian croquettes with spicy sauce. Big fan!
  • The item I was most interested was the feijao tropeiro - a mix of red beans, yuca flour, bacon, egg, onion, parsley, and scallions. Awesome right? Well, if you like the taste of a half way prepared box of Zatarain's.
  • The rest of the food was generally OK but forgettable. We both liked the beans and rice, but I'm not sure it's enough to bring us back.

I didn't take many pictures, but Saturday night was our first United home game of the season. (We were in NYC during the season opener.) We ended up losing 2-0 to the Chicago Fire, and it was absolutely freezing.

But the pregame festivities did include a pretty sweet free show in the parking lot. One of my old high school favorites... DC's own.... THE PIETASTERS!

Kathryn wouldn't let me skank.

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