Ceci Bruschetta

Ceci BruschettaAfter posting about my all too tasty meal at Babbo, I can’t help but reminisce about each and every dish.  I’m pretty sure I can recreate half of the items I consumed that night, but there was one dish that I was pretty sure I could re-create at home.  That dish was our amuse-bouche, the Ceci Bruschetta.

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SoulCycle: Bethesda

Soul Cycle BethesdaI’ve allllwwaayyss wanted to try SoulCycle.  So when it finally decide to move into the DC region, I couldn’t wait to try it out.  In celebration of their grand opening in DC {2301 M Street NW, Washington DC 20037} back in August 2014, SoulCycle teamed up with Georgetown Cupcakes to offer special SoulCycle cupcakes that came with a free class with purchase!  So I snagged one of those up.  The coupon was due to expire at year-end and I’ve been so lazy to metro down to DC.  As luck would have it, the Bethesda location {4931 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD 20814} opened yesterday and it’s right down the street from my apartment!  So they graciously accepted my voucher!  So for any of you still left with these vouchers, looks like the Bethesda location is honoring them too!  

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DC’s 50 on Fire

Zengo 50 on Fire

{Photo Credit: DC’s 50 on Fire | Zengo Cycle}



A big Congratulations to Zengo Cycle for winning at DC’s 50 on Fire!  Ever year, In the Capital recognizes individuals and companies in DC’s top industries.  Everything from design, dining & retail, education to architecture, healthcare and medicine and of course Sports & Fitness!

After featuring Zengo in a recent blog post, I’m so excited that one of their star instructors, Teryn {rocking the pink tank top up above} agreed to do a Q&A to offer some insight into her workout routine and tell us what makes Zengo such a great place to spin!

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Italy Eats: Vini E Vecchi Sapori

Vini E Vecchi Sapori FlorenceVini E Vecchi Sapori

Via dei Magazzini, 3, Firenze, Italy

+39 055 293045

Firenze, I love you. Why do you have so much good food?  Out of Rome, Florence, and Venice, Florence had the best food (with the exception of cappuccinos) and the best shopping ;). The Food in Florence was unforgettable and it also was home to my favorite meal in Italy… Vini E Vecchi Sapori.

From the moment I stepped in the restaurant, I knew it was going to be good. No reservations? Good luck getting in. Before the restaurant opened, they already posted a sign that they were completely full for the night. And it’s a relatively small restaurant with less than 10 tables, so if you’re a party of two, you might have to split the table with another party of two.

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New York Eats: Babbo

Still living off my amazing trip to Italy, I still dream of the wonderful meals I had there.  Although Italy offered great gelatos and drool worth cappuccinos, I have to say it did leave me wanting one of my favorite Italian establishments in New York, Babbo.  This place is just top notch, especially when it comes to pasta. It really sets the bar of what fresh, delicious pasta should taste like.  I haven’t been to Babbo in a long time, but the hubs and I wanted to go back our favorite place for pasta.  

Babbo Pasta Tasting MenuBabbo Ristorante e Enoteca

110 Waverly Place
New York, NY 10011

Tuesday through Saturday 11:30AM – 1:30PM
Monday through Saturday 5:30PM – 11:15PM
Sunday 5:00PM – 10:45PM

Our fully licensed wine bar opens at 5:00PM, Monday through Saturday and on Sunday at 4:30PM.

The restaurant is open everyday, less Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  Information current as of December 2014 – check website for current info.

The Pasta Tasting Menu at Babbo will set you back $75/per person and does require participation of the whole table.  The only exception is if someone in your party wants to experience the Truffle Tasting menu.  Otherwise, everyone will have to partake.  Although some of the dishes may look small, trust me, the seven courses is more than enough to fill you up.  And it’s a great introduction of the various types of pasta the restaurant offers.  

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