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July 31, 2011: Jazz brunch at Acadiana. Three courses for $32 plus $1 bloody mary’s and mimosas. Need I say more? I started with the charbroiled oysters which were prepared with garlic butter and Parmesan cheese AND came with warm french bread to dip in the garlic butter. So . . . hard . . . to resist. For my second course, I chose the crawfish etouffee, which was flavorful (hello butter!) and spicy. Very nice. Finally, because I hadn’t undone any buttons on my pants yet and because the brunch comes with three courses, I ended with beignets. They came with a chickory coffee cinnamon creme anglaise that I kinda wanted to drink because it was so good. Thank goodness for naps.

Jack Rose


July 6, 2011: Drinks at Jack Rose (on 18th St. near U St. NW) with one of my best friends. We had drinks and snacks up on the rooftop deck. I tried the veggie sandwich this time based on another friend’s recommendation. It was quite tasty. The veggies are grilled and topped with goat cheese. For a meatless sandwich, it’s quite hearty and satisfying. By the way, since my initial review, Jack Rose has opened up its first floor. For now, it’s only open Fridays and Saturdays and I haven’t had a chance to check it out yet. I’ll report back when I do.