Oh,wait, did I say with your pancakes? I meant IN your pancakes.
I was going to order the pancakes, I really was…but after eating about 18 spoonfuls of cinnamon raisin peanut butter before I even got out the door, I decided I needed eggs* instead. BUT, my brave friend Jen took the plunge and ordered the pancakes, and she was kind enough to let me try a bite. Well, friends, what can I say about Buckwheat Banana Beer Pancakes? They tasted like buckwheat…and beer…and bananas…and pancakes…and did I say beer? Lots and lots of beer. No false advertising on that menu! And you know what? Once I came to terms with the fact that I was eating beer for breakfast, I decided that they were actually quite tasty. As for my dish? It was perfect to the last bite. The home fries were among the best I’ve ever had and I licked the plate clean. If you’re in the DC metro area (more specifically, Shirlington Village), I definitely suggest checking out Copperwood Tavern!
eating our faces off we finished brunch, Jen and I stuck to the beer theme and headed to a Novemberfest hosted by Rustico in Alexandria. What is a Novemberfest, you ask? Well, basically, it’s an Octoberfest…but in November. Get it? Got it. Good.
There were so many options and I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to drink. Eventually, after sampling a pumpkin lambic and a beer made with yams (yes, yams), I ended up with magic in a cup.
Did you read that? I know. I died a little, too.
Once we finished our drinks, we wandered across the street to Buzz Bakery where I took approximately 436 pictures of cupcakes and inhaled this pear walnut muffin in record time.
I also ordered a cup of lavender earl grey tea. All together now.
Now, meet my friend Jen and stare at her carrot cake cupcake.
We won’t talk about how my muffin disappeared before Jen even sat down with her cupcake. (how rude!)
I absolutely adored Buzz Bakery and didn’t realize it was the same place I used to drool over on Emily’s blog until I stepped in the door.
I could have pitched a tent and stayed there until next year, but since that wasn’t an option, there was no way I was leaving without at least
one three cupcakes.
Life Guarantee: when you put cupcakes on a windowsill to take pictures, crumbs WILL go everywhere.
Don’t eat your computer.
And just when I thought my Saturday couldn’t get any better, I received a package in the mail from my lovely friend Katie.
I literally SCREAMED when I opened it. I overreact a little.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you probably already know how ridiculously in love I am with Uncommon Grounds. If you’re new to my blog, all you need to know is that UG was my second home in college and it’s just a tad bit crazy how much I miss it. I mean it’s just a coffee shop, right. Wrong.
I was equally obsessed with Saratoga Peanut Butter Company, and I’d be lying if I told you this jar isn’t already halfway gone. No shame.
Big thanks to Katie for making me miss upstate New York more than ever, but allowing me to have a little piece of it all the way down in Virginia.
OK- now that I’ve flooded your face with pictures, I need to know a few things:
How do you feel about beer pancakes? About Buckwheat Banana Beer Pancakes?
If you could order any cupcake from Buzz Bakery, which one would you choose? (By the way, the ones you’ve been staring at in this post are the Cookie Monster and Buzz Signature cupcakes)
Where did /do you live in college? And I’m not talking your actual residence.
*In case you’re wondering, the egg dish from Copperwood Tavern is a Florentine Benedict with spinach and mushrooms with chive hollandaise on the side. I don’t like hollandaise. Don’t kill me.