Tuesday, June 14, 2011
This rather hazy phone-cam shot is of Frrrozen Hot Chocolate from Serendipity 3 in Georgetown. If you've never had it, imagine rich, icy chocolate milk. The cafe's namesake is a landmark eatery in NYC, not far from the perhaps even more famous restaurant Le Cirque. For a while, after the release of a cheesy, formulaic movie of the same name, Serendipity became a fashionable hangout, making frequent appearances in magazines trying to convince you that you're no different from celebrities. You both eat hot dogs! Ah, but Serendipity's hot dogs run around $14. The Georgetown location has been rumored for years, before I even moved to DC, and it finally opened on Memorial Day weekend. The food is delicious, though overpriced. And the interior really is gorgeous--I'm contemplating getting lighted signs for my walls. And, though it's not someplace I'll go to often, it's a nice place to spend a great afternoon gossiping with friends and contemplating why John Cusack's movies always suck.