Following on from my quick solo jaunt to Austin (the once where I cozied up in bed eating raw carob mousse pie and watching Friends reruns as the rain tippity-tapped on the window beside me), I flew to Washington, D.C. for a few days of meeting friends, brownie huntin’ and, unexpectedly, mosquito-luring. Golly, those mosquitos really loved me.
On one sunny bright-shining afternoon, I met up with my fabulous friend Lauren for an expedition to Truckeroo, a monthly food festival showcasing over 20 food trucks. (I’ve posted about Lauren once before, back in January 2010, when she took our friend Lincoln and me to Washington, D.C.’s Eastern Market).
Lauren is an utter gem, and it was a treat to catch up with her in person again. Travel tales, career hopes, and life adventures were all discussed in a flurry of words as we scanned the food trucks and ate our lunch, ending with a sweet (so sweet!) concoction of strawberry ice with vanilla frozen custard.
Knowing my love of well-crafted coffee, Lauren took me to Dolcezza, where I tried a few samples of gelato (pumpkin gelato rules ok!) while waiting for my iced Americano with soymilk. Utter perfection. Thank you for the lovely afternoon, Lauren!
Not only did Victoria take me to this Cocova mecca of chocolate wonderment, she even managed to take a sneaky ninja photo of me as I pored over each and every chocolate bar in the store (and tried almost as many samples. Oh the samples!).
It was fantastic to finally meet Victoria, and I was chuffed when, upon leaving with our respective hauls, she handed me one of her current favourite chocolates as a present. It was the Virginia-made Potomac Chocolate Upala 82% cacao bar, as seen below with my other Cocova goodies. Thank you, Victoria!
I definitely ate all of these before I even left D.C. It was good, good times indeed.
P.S. Victoria posted about our gallivant here.