Tuesday night you could find me on the top floor ofMaketto collaborating with friends about current projects. I can’t get enough of this place. The staff is mad friendly; there’s have plenty of space to just chill. I usually head up there after my 9-5 to work on my “creative” projects. Today I wrote a piece for Stereo Champions. Grabbed dinner with a few friends downstairs and we chatted about music, fashion and living. The kitchen is ran by Eric Bruner-Yang aka Head Chef of Toki Underground right across the street. The food is fire.
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Headed straight to Maketto again after work. I began plotting my next photo shoot, then edited shots from my last. I grabbed a croissant, while not flaky enough, still had the buttery goodness I craved. Sipped on and cleansed my palette with a shot of sparkling water. Met up with people from my “turnt” college days and reminisced about the times we spent at Cornerstone. This night, Chef Erik blessed us with a tasting of his Kampo Pork Belly with Cold Noodles. We shared the Pork Steamed Bao, Scallion Pancake, American Wagyu Tartare & the Taiwanese Fried Chicken. We left in awe of how amazing the food tasted, and with a bag of leftovers.
Thursday is always a good day to grab a drink with a friend you haven’t seen in awhile. One of my good friend was in town so we decided to stop at Soussi in Adams Morgan for Shisha, food and a few drinks. We got lit just because it was Thursday. Luckily it was happy hour, half off drinks. We ended up having several rounds of the “sidecar” (Hennessy based) on the rocks, guaranteed to have you faded. Rounded up my boys, grabbed some coronas, headed to that one with the biggest television and premium cable to watch game two of the Western conference finals. Rockets vs. Warriors in Oakland. James Harden couldn’t come through in the clutch, looking forward to the rest of the series.
If you’re still in town this weekend, head to Dodge City or Velvet Lounge. Drinks & music are on point. They both get pretty crowded, but that’s U Street for ya. Hit up &pizza or Black&Orange for post turn up grub.
Be a tourist in your city and head down to the mall. Check out all the memorials to pay homage for having the day off from work. Check out the National Memorial Day Parade on Constitution Avenue. End/ start your week on a chill note.