Jim's Polka

The life of a former software engineer, now a law student

Monday, July 12, 2004

Food and Fun

On Friday night, D announced that she had a craving for dim sum. We're a little short on time when it comes to DC stuff, so I immediately got to it. I called some friends to see if they were free for lunch on Sunday. Happily (and slightly surprisingly) they were free on short notice.

So, yesterday, we went to A & J Restaurant in Annandale. It was excellent. A & J is northern Chinese, so they don't have the roaming carts of food, but they also don't have many shrimp dishes, which is good, because D is allergic to shrimp. Instead of the carts, you just circle what you want on the menu and they bring it to you. It's hard not to get carried away when the food is so good and the prices are so cheap. Four of us ate our fill for $32, which came to $40 when we had the bubble tea for dessert.

Then, yesterday evening, we went to see The Producers at the Kennedy Center. It was hilarious! Brilliant, even. And very offensive. The central number, "Springtime for Hitler", was priceless. I'm a sucker for a good dance number and the Busby Berkeley-style swastika was the perfect ending. And, one of the stars was Alan Ruck, who you may remember from Ferris Bueller's Day Off (one of my favorite movies).