From Alejandra Owens. You can find her on Twitter at @frijolita or on her own food and cooking blog One Bite At A Time.
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I am a sucker for Mexican corn on the cob. So when I got to Standard, plopped down on the aluminum stools by a shallow bar overlooking the umbrella’d patio and saw grilled Mexican corn on the cob I figured the place couldn’t be bad.
My friend, an enthusiastic eater whose appetite surpasses even mine, and I dove right in, ordering a bratwurst, pulled pork sandwich, hush puppies, Mexican corn on the cob, a hot pretzel, birch beer and ginger ale (my favorite brand by the way, Blenheim). Not 20 minutes later our aluminum tray was a scattered graveyard of empty red and white checkered paper picnic baskets littered with hush puppy crumbs and stray bits of coleslaw and sauerkraut. Um. I think we liked the food.
First, stop whatever you are currently doing and see if there are still tickets available for the June 9 Mumford & Sons concert at the Merriweather Post Pavillion. Yes, I know that’s far off and far away but 9:30 Club just announced that ticket pre-sales begin this Thursday, April 7, with the full sale opening to the public at 10 am on Friday, April 8. Tickets and more information are available here. I guarantee that this will sell out quickly and be one of the most fun shows of the summer. Crossing my fingers that I can get a ticket…
International Film Festival
Now that we have that business out of the way, let’s talk weekend. Spring? For real this time? Because I am a skeptic, I plan to spend a portion of the weekend inside decidedly NOT enjoying any nice weather that we may have, but enjoying Filmfest DC instead, Washington’s International Film Festival that kicks off this Thursday, April 7 and runs through Sunday the 17th.