Celebrations at Range DC

I’m not going to lie, yesterDAY stunk! Sunday night I set my cell phone alarms for 6AM and 6:10AM as I had an 8AM appointment with my chiropractor in DC. At 7AM I was startled awake by Neal’s alarm, completely unaware as to whether or not my alarms had actually gone off.

Panicked by the time and the fact that I had to be downtown in less than an hour, I threw my work clothes into a bag, put on some workout clothes, and hopped into my car.

Now I hardly ever drive into work because DC traffic can be so hit or miss. Well yesterday was a miss. As soon as I hit the highway I was stuck in bumper to bumper traffic. Thankfully I had a hot cup of coffee to sip on and some great tunes to jam out to.  The rest of the day was blah but thankfully I had a birthday celebration to attend after work, which totally turned the day around!

After work, I headed down to Friendship Heights for Becky’s birthday dinner at Volt Range.

Range Restaurant DC

We kicked the celebration off with a bottle of Riesling.  Sweet and refreshing all at the same time!

Range Restaurant DC

Range Restaurant DC

To start, we ordered the bakers basket because uh, could you have decided between all of these breads??  I will say though, the cheddar-jalapeno biscuits with the bacon marmalade was amazing!! I highly recommend those two.

Range Restaurant DC

Range Restaurant DC

Range Restaurant DC

For dinner, the 4 of us ordered 5 small plates.  The waiter recommended 3 small plates per person (12 in our case), but because the bread was so filling and we had planned on dessert, we figured we’d start with 5 plates and go from there.

We ordered the asparagus pizza…

Range Restaurant DC

Kimchi linguini…

Range Restaurant DC

Ricotta ravioli…

Range Restaurant DC

Loaded mashed potatoes…

Range Restaurant DC

and the rib eye.

Range Restaurant DC

For dessert, we shared the deconstructed apple crisp…

Range Restaurant DC

and the chocolate and banana bread pudding.

Range Restaurant DC

A glass of sparkling wine was the perfect way to close out a perfect celebration of Becky’s birthday!  I highly recommend Volt Range, especially for a special occasion.  The prices are extremely reasonable and the service is exceptional!  We had a blast!

Range Restaurant DC

Becky is an absolutely dear friend of mine and I loved celebrating with her!  Becky and I met while training for the Country Music Marathon back in 2010 through Team in Training.  We have been friends ever since and I am beyond grateful for her!

Range Restaurant DC

Though the day started off rough, celebrating with Becky and our friends made it an incredibly sweet day.  I always appreciate days that turn around like that!

What’s your favorite way to celebrate your birthday?

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Comments

  1. Jen @nutcaseinpoint says

    I only require that my mom makes her famous homemade cake. Now that I live 3000 miles from home it’s just not the same (although my birthday is the day after my wedding this summer- which just so happens to be near my parents hometown!- so I am predicting CAKE!! :)

  2. says

    That food looks amazing!!! I love tasting lots of different foods with a meal! I like to refer to my birthday as the “Festivus of Jen” because it usually lasts several days and includes dinner with my husband and kids, dinner with friends, and dinner with my mom (who shares a birthday with me – can we say best birthday gift EVER?!?).

  3. Tara says

    My family never really celebrated bdays, just a family dinner and a cake at home. So that is all I ever want-for my family to get together for a nice home made meal.

  4. says

    Sounds like a great night out with great people! I am totally intrigued by the ricotta dish. Looks delicious… well okay, everything looks delicious!

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