I am a twenty-something international affairs who uses every day, to strive to find balance without losing out on fun or good taste in my fashion, food, & exercise.
H street. It is the new sexy, hipster, happening part of DC. People who visit this part of town are usually tired of the same old DC spots and want to go somewhere new. If you are that person, I have a spot for you, Toki Underground (TU)! TU is located at the heart of the H Street district right above the Pug at 1234 H St, NE.
I went there recently night with a group of friends beating the dinner crowd. We were seated quickly, which I hear is very rare because of the TU’s popularity and limited seating. I was grateful because I came hungry!
I wanted to get the full TU experience so I ordered steamed chicken dumplings (6 for $5.00) and a bowl of steaming hot Masumi Vegetarian Ramen ($10.00) with two freshly cracked eggs.
I am a connoisseur of dumplings so I came to eat and critique! I didn’t believe the hype, but I finished my delicious dumplings in 5 minutes flat! The dumplings were bursting with flavor, weren’t dry, and were perfectly steamed!
Next I had a bowl of steaming hot Masumi Vegetarian Ramen.
This ramen was out of this world! I have had ramen in a lot of countries, but this ramen tops the list. The flavors were complex, each ingredient had a distinct flavor that came together so perfectly. Then when the waitress cracked the two eggs in the flavorful soup it really sent the flavor over the edge.
You can see their menus and website here.
My verdict: If I had to wait the typical wait (45 minutes to an hour) I don’t know if I would have waited. While the food was great, the space is very small and not good to take large groups of people who want to talk or sit together. If you are looking for a non-typical DC experience I suggest you head out to Toki!
1234 H Street, NE (above The Pug)
Washington, DC 20002
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T (202) 388-3086
F (202) 388-3085
S,M,T,W: Food 5p-10p / Bar: 5p-2a
TH,F,S: Food 5p-12a / Bar: 5p-3a
This past weekend I attended the National Black Accountants Annual Holiday party with my boyfriend. Weird, we kind of look alike in this picture. I guess 3 years and the same haircut will do that to you. The party was amazing because it was on a yacht. I’ve never been on a winter yacht ride so I enjoyed my experience.
This picture was taken a year ago. Because I have increased my weight lifting routine I’ve trimmed inches from my frame but maintained my same weight!
What I Wore:
Earrings: Aunt’s Shop in Ghana
Dress: Vintage. Gifted to me from my mom
Shoes: Not Shown. BCBG
I found the perfect music to bump on my trip to Cali tomorrow.
Am I the only one who finds this picture to be absolutely hilarious?! Oh well, enjoy the track.
Ever since I attended my first Raheem DeVaughn concert a couple of years ago, I was hooked. His music represents one of my favorite cities in America, Washington, DC. On top of that his voice is sensual without being overbearing. He is like The Roots, still maintaining that underground feeling while still cranking out popular music. I would have blogged about his most recent complation, “Heemy Taught Me”, however he released it during Lent.
Click here for a free and legal download!
The tracks I have on repeat: Believe, B.O.B., Desire… I mean I love the whole mixtape but those songs always lull me into a good mood. Happy Friday.
Bishme Cromartie, is a 17-year old self-taught designer from Baltimore, Maryland. His newest women wear line is dedicated to spring. The line is entitled, The Color War Collection. In his line he boldly uses and pushes the boundaries of textures, shapes, dimension and color. Keep an eye on this budding designer!
by Leta Shy Luckily, there are ways to keep your social time relatively healthy, whether it’s alternating alcoholic drinks with water, choosing a lower calorie drink, or eating smart off the happy hour menu. Here are some suggestions of common appetizers that aren’t loaded with calories. What’s your happy hour food plan?
by Leta Shy
Luckily, there are ways to keep your social time relatively healthy, whether it’s alternating alcoholic drinks with water, choosing a lower calorie drink, or eating smart off the happy hour menu. Here are some suggestions of common appetizers that aren’t loaded with calories.
What’s your happy hour food plan?I love this list! Whenever I am living in DC, it always the happy hours that get me. DC is such a happy hour city! I will remember these tips next happy hour I go to.