You know how everyone has those friends who you totally love (I mean seriously LOVE), but you don't get to see each other as often as you'd like? Well, Andy Bowen is one of those friends. Ladies and gents, trust me, this dude is awesome. I was a history major well before him and I met, but his serious, dedicated passion for the subject definitely pushed me to be enthusiastic about my own love of it. If it weren't for his encouragement, I never would have decided to write a history thesis and really dive into my interests. Consequently, new resolution for 2010: see Andy more frequently!
I had the pleasure of having dinner with Andy a couple weeks ago at Cafe Olé a mediterranean mezze restaurant in the Tenleytown neighborhood of DC. I heard about Cafe Olé years ago when a professor told me they had the best calamari he had ever had. I'm a calamari lover, so I never forgot that comment and have had Cafe Olé in the back of my mind since then. I really enjoyed our dinner there! I thought the food was reasonably priced and everything was fresh and flavorful. I'd definitely like to go back because there were so many other things on the menu I want to try, and as usual, I'll keep you posted!
Eggplant Napoleon: layers of mozzarella, tomato, grilled eggplant, and basil pesto
THE infamous calamari, tender and deliciously grilled on tabbouleh salad
4000 Wisconsin Ave NW