These days tart fro-yo places are as ubiquitous as Starbucks, and the D.C. metro area is no exception. My favorite of these places, though, is Red Mango, which opened a location in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington. Their yogurt has the exact right amount of tartness, and their toppings are tasty and fresh. All of their flavors are great, but their regular is so sublime I almost never get anything else. It works particularly well with mochi and any fruit that is both a little tart and a little sweet, like strawberries, kiwi, or mango. Bonus points for the great service.
Before I became a mother everyone told me that one day I would like the inane children’s movies put out by the dozen by Pixar, Disney and their compatriots. They liked. I still don’t like that drivel. But I do love a good, live children’s show. Azita has been to several at our favorite music joint in Vienna, Jammin’ Java, from Elizabeth Mitchell to Farmer Jason (also known as Jason from Jason and the Scorchers). And, of course, there was Yo Gabba Gabba Live, which was just plain awesome. But one of our most favorite shows was Gustafer Yellowgold, and he’s coming back to town on November 21st. If you live in the D.C. Metro area and have kids, I highly recommend attending this show which not only includes the lyrically beautiful music, but also the most whimsical videos to accompany the tunes.
I just love a good street festival. Walking around in the hustle and bustle, people watching, street food, music. And this is the season. Now that the weather is cooling down just a bit, festivals are everywhere to be found. Last weekend we went to Clarendon Day in Arlington and this coming weekend we’ll be heading out to Bethesda, Maryland to the Children of Persia Walk for Children which features follow-up festivities, including yummy Persian food, vendor tables, music. And it’s for a good cause — helping needy children in Iran.