Ah, home ownership in The District, the dream of everyone who seeks to establish their home base in Francis Underwood’s playground. From the 22 year old skinny jean wearing 10th Street hipster, to the 28 year old Congressional Legislative Director, we all want to solidify our DC cred by paying way too much money for way too little square footage.
We recently saw CQ Roll Call reporter Abby Livingston‘s article on the upcoming Women’s Congressional Baseball game public roster and reached out to her. When she replied, her pure joy that Congressional Softball was back prompted us to ask her to write a guest post. But before we get to the best things about the game, there are a few things you should know about Abby:
- She is co-captain of the press team (hardcore), AKA “The Bad News Babe.” In real life she’s a political reporter at CQ Roll Call
- They play for charity, the Young Survivtal Coalition, which supports women under the age of 40 who have breast cancer
- Both teams practice twice a week at 7am (did we mention hardcore?)
- Get your tickets to the Fifth Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game here or visit their main website
- She’ll be crushing it at the game on June 26th (True story, we had to postpone this article for batting practice. Again, hardcore.)
Top Ten Things That Make Congressional Softball Great
10. Lynn Sweet’s garden gloves. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Malet)
9. Former Rep. Laura Richardson leaving her ethics hearing so she’d be on time to the game last year.
8. Every other league I’ve ever played in made me remove my pearls and other jewelry before the game. This is how the Congressional Women’s Softball Game rolls.
Feasting Famously with Beth Kanter
Author of Washington DC Chef’s Table Cookbook dishes about the book and more
Beth Kanter is a DC-based author who knows her way around the restaurant scene – from K Street to Bethesda, cookbooks to Michelin guide books; Beth knows the area’s culinary scene very well. Which is why I was surprised at how quickly she responded when I asked about doing this interview.
The Italian-born Chef at Al Tiramisu chats about his passion for fresh ingredients & love of cooking
You’ve walked past it a million times, or at least something like it. A busy row of restaurants, a grocery store, a sandwich shop, a liquor store, an awning with a jester on it, a pizza place; a seemingly endless row of options and choices. Yet this particular awning with a jester on it nestled on P Street NW right off Dupont Circle, is home to an eccentric bald Italian with a red scarf around his neck and bow tie pasta fabric shaped buttons on his Chef’s coat, who is doing incredibly simple yet amazing things with impeccably fresh product. His name is Luigi, and his restaurant is Al Tiramisu.
Even though there still may be a few flakes in the air, we can’t help but get excited for the warm weather and all the great things to do in DC that are just around the corner. With that, we decided to ask some of our FamousDC readers what their favorite thing is to do during spring in DC. Here’s what they had to say:
All you can eat crawfish boils with Abita beer at @PearlDiveDC. -Kate Bennett
Golf. -David Popp
Best thing to do in DC in spring is harder to do every year – get a cheap ticket to a Nationals game and then spend the whole time in the centerfield bar. -Rick Klein
Nats opening day! -Mindy Finn