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Food trucks go inside – UncurbedDC

Baseball On The Barn goers may remember the scrumptious food provided by BBQBusDC barn-side earlier this summer. Not only is their food the most mouth-watering BBQ around, the guys behind the “Bus” are two of the nicest you’ll ever meet. They’re bold, witty and always so kind-hearted! I loved their enthusiastic YouTube videos of initial attempts to pick up the Bus, believing it ready to hit the curbs of DC. What could have been disappointment was instead met with humor. Did I mention their food? Yum! A friendship was born. So I was thrilled when they invited me to the opening night of “UnCurbedDC featuring BBQBusDC” in Georgetown tonight.

Uncurbed is a traveling restaurant that brings the enjoyment of the food truck experience off the curb and into various vacant spaces.

No more sidewalk lines. No more looking for places to sit.

Always different. Always delicious.

Yep, that about sums it up perfectly! For this week (Dec. 13-17), BBQBusDC will be inhabiting a second floor apartment above Furins on M St NW in Georgetown at 28th St. serving those hungry who want to try something a little more interesting and adventurous than your usual restaurant night out. The steps are a little crooked and the building is a little old (not that there’s anything wrong with that!), giving the dining experience a whole new flavor of unique ambience. I highly suggest grabbing some friends and checking it out this week.

The apartment/restaurant is sparsely furnished to give a feel of home with some of the Bus owners’ furniture, including books and photographs. There are three dining areas – the front living room area decked out with a local artist’s works, a small intimate den area dining room and then a holiday-filled room in the back complete with stockings with Tadd and Che’s names on them.

But this was by far my favorite feature:

Once you arrive, go upstairs. A friendly person will be waiting to take your order and they even have beer and wine! Try to get that curbside! You’re given a number to stick in the stand on a table of your choice in any of the 3 dining areas, just like a diner. Your order is run out to the truck curbside (yep, it’s still prepared and served from there) and a friendly person will run it up to you. BBQ sauces are provided on the tables as well as plasticware and plenty of napkins. You don’t even have to clear your own place when you’re done!

So please please go check it out if you can this week! And like I said, bring friends. Due to family schedules, I sat by myself and felt like a dork (but I still enjoyed my food!). I think a local journalist even took a picture of it. I’ll be looking for that next since I was so busy devouring, I didn’t stop to take a photo of the food…. If you go, say ‘hi’! Oh, did I mention the food? Yum!

Pardon the Dust

I’m doing a little home improvement project around here. Some of the photoset posts don’t work properly at the moment, but there is a spiffy new slideshow on the main page, so that’s cool, right? I don’t really have a development site, so I get to play live. Sorry about that! It may change a little over the weekend while I sort everything out. Thanks!!

These Stats Give Me Joy

Hat tip to Lookout Landing, this video has been amazing Tweeps nationwide since yesterday, particularly Nats fans still disgruntled with former Nats GM Jim Bowden. I finally got around to watching it this morning. Stay tuned to the very end. I literally yelled, “Oh my gawd!”

The lusty, “Chicks dig sabermetrics” bit by Bowden’s fiance was embarrassing enough for girls like me who try to be taken (mostly) seriously, but then…!! I’m uh, speechless.

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-US&#038;brand=foxsports&#038;from=sp&#038;vid=25789e2d-f44b-452b-a90d-86baa273c81e" target="_new" title="GM's Corner: Week 3">Video: GM&#8217;s Corner: Week 3</a>

Remembering those lost on September 11th

My two days of R&R in order to rejuvenate and relax me after working overnight twice in the last month have left me even more sleep deprived and exhausted. What was I thinking? My poor kids! (who had to go to school after getting on a train at 3 AM last night). So I’m going to be a little slower than usual getting the game photos and story of our trip up. The two baseball games were supposed to be the primary focus of the trip, but actually ended up taking a back seat as we explored. So today enjoy some photos from yesterday, which seem fitting to post today. We spent the day being tourists and taking the ferry out to Liberty Island and Ellis Island to see the Statue of Liberty since neither I nor the kids had been there before, and along the way stumbled upon a flag tribute set up in Battery Park to honor those who served and lost their lives in the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th. Very moving. I don’t do well with speaking eloquently of painful events, so I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. [Photoset]

I may get the rest of the post and game photos up tonight. We had an absolutely wonderful time in “hostile” territory where we actually found Mets fans to be quite pleasant (once they verified we had no affection for the Phillies) and great baseball conversationalists.