Saturday in the park (and at the theater)!

Saturday was a big date night for z and I, so we decided to take the pup out to his park for a play!

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It was gorgeous out!

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We took a nap after the park and then got ready to go to dinner and a show! This was part of z’s Christmas present and I was super excited about it!

We had dinner at Station 4 which is only a couple blocks from Arena Stage in DC’s Southwest Waterfront neighborhood.

It was a really nice looking restaurant with a promising menu. Our server was a little strange and a little intrusive which was kind of odd. We ordered the Tuna Tartare as an appetizer which came with Sushi-grade tuna, cucumber, avocado, apples, yuzu-wasabi mayo, crispy wonton. Without the sauce it was a tad bit bland, but it was definitely fresh and tasted good.

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z ordered the Osso Bucco with risotto which was a chef special of the night. It was a gigantic portion but I know he enjoyed it!

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I ordered the Jumbo Blue Crab Cakes with roasted pepper with mango ceviche, corn purée and asparagus foam. The crab cakes were amazing. I couldn’t see any breading or filler and the flavors were great. I was a little sad that they didn’t come with any sides, but I left satisfied.

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I had a little headache after dinner so we stopped by CVS for advil and ice cream! We ate the ice cream in the car to stay warm and then we walked to Arena Stage.

The show of the night: RED

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According to the Arena Stage website:

A visceral, “superbly taut” (Chicago Tribune) battle of wills, Red drops you squarely inside the world of painter Mark Rothko and sets your heart pounding. At the height of his career, Rothko struggles with a series of grand-scale paintings for NY’s elite Four Seasons restaurant. When his new assistant challenges his artistic integrity, Rothko must confront his own demons or be crushed by the ever-changing art world he helped create.

We both thoroughly enjoyed the show. The two actors were superb and had such great chemistry. We laughed and I cried. It was intellectually stimulating with the right balance of wit and humor. It was really great!

Now I kind of want a Rothko in my house… ;)

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