Where We’ve Been

It's been a while since we have been out and about, but now the team at TheListAreYouOnIt.Com is vaxxed and back AND Out And About. Find us popping into the latest restaurants, checking out new menus, venues and making you jealous with our latest travels, both near and far.

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Confessions from Snallygaster, DC's Beastliest Beer Festival
Gemma Menges I’m not going to lie…I don’t usually reach for a beer, and I definitely wouldn’t consider myself a beer-drinker. So, when Snallygaster festivalgoers began pouring in with printed, sorted, AND highlighted beer lists, I was seriously questioning what I had gotten myself into. However, I was very pleasantly surprised! There were 450+ brews from 200+ international brewers (including some very familiar DC names) which incorporated flavors for every palate featuring seasonal brews, special imports, exotic ales, and so much more. My personal favorites were Angry Chair’s “Strawberry Electric Chair” – a fruited sour ale with strawberry and lemon – and Drekker’s PLOP: Oops! All Berries – a hard seltzer smoothie with mixed berries. Don’t even get me started on the food trucks. Grilled cheese, lobster rolls, empanadas, poutine; you name it, they had it. All this excitement was accompanied by a live music from two different stages whose genres ranged anywhere from Go-Go to House. The best part is that Snallygaster additionally operates as the largest fundraiser for a DC non-profit, Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, who are committed to creating a more stable food system for all DC residents.  Even though the festival is named after a mythical creature that terrified DC residents in the 18th century, luckily there were no Snallygaster sightings that day (although I’m not sure I would have stayed if there was a massive reptile-bird hybrid with sharp metal teeth flying around), the festival truly lived up to its name as a beastly salute to craft beer.
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Crowd Pleasing Brunch at The Pembroke
Anna- Alexandra Rojo Wildman This spring, we spent an afternoon in Dupont, and stopped by the Dupont Circle Hotel for the then-newly launched brunch at The Pembroke. It did not disappoint. Bright, airy, full of plants and marble and gold touches, it felt like a little European cafe off of New Hampshire Avenue.  Not just a pretty face, the menu from executive chef Taylor Burlingame offered something for everyone - you know, not just "Eggs. Six Ways." (Don't get me wrong, I love eggs. But when your mamma doesn't do eggs, it makes it hard to find a brunch spot to go to. Makes one appreciate the extra thought that goes in to a more extensive brunch menu.)   Don't worry - there are egg dishes, too! There are plenty of classic brunch sips, including the build-your-own mimosas with Taittinger Brut and bloody Mary for the table with Kettel One. My bloody Mary was single-serve, but the presentation was adorable all the same...and as an absolute wimp, I can attest that it was peppery and tasty, but not crazy spicy, so, perfect for this girl here.
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Cool Down at Deck 11
Gemma Menges Looking for a refreshing swim AND drink? Deck 11 has you covered. Inside DC’s new YOTEL, Deck 11 is a rooftop bar featuring an 800-square-foot pool and lined with lounge chairs perfect for relaxing (or sipping on a specialty cocktail). Speaking of, the Watermelon Frosé was my personal favorite. The drink is light and sweet, and it is garnished with a slice of lime. Other ‘must try’ drinks include the Piña Colada and the Amalfi Spritz. The venue features some fire pits that are surrounded by comfortable couches and chairs for those who want a Deck 11 experience without necessarily donning a bathing suit. It also houses large, cushioned cabanas with curtains that can be closed to provide some privacy during your pool day. Complimentary to guests, the fun atmosphere of Deck 11 is a hidden DC gem. However, the best part of the night was the spectacular sunset view from the rooftop which offers the perfect place to watch the sun go down over the city.
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Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain
Annie Shigo  Anyone who is an Anthony Bourdain fan knows how great of a storyteller he was. In each place he visited, he brought his audiences along with him and told stories beyond just food. But this time, we brought ourselves to him. Sitting in a theater surrounded by Bourdain fans was an experience, unlike any other movie I have seen. With each witty joke or funny story, the theater erupted in laughter. As a fan, you only ever get to see Anthony in front of the camera. But Roadrunner takes you further into his world by showing you the good and bad throughout Anthony's extraordinary life. While many articles detail the recent controversy over the use of technology to have Anthony “speak” words he wrote in emails, I could not tell while viewing the film, and it did not take away from the experience. This film truly captured his presence, and will definitely stick with you after watching it. You can watch Roadrunner in a theater near you. 
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Giving for Change at Ella's
​​​​5/13/20 https://givingforchange.com/campaign/ellas-fundraising-campaign/
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Cook Up Fish Like Hank's
5/12/20 https://hanksoysterbar.com/
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Forget Sourdough, It's Time for Challah
5/11/20 https://direct.chownow.com/order/9508/locations/12972 https://foodonthestove.org/
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Pasta Possibilities in Your Own Home
5/11/20 https://www.stellinapizzeria.com/online-ordering/washington-stellina-pizzeria/menu
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Make It A Catered Affair At Home
5/8/20 https://www.ridgewells.com/