Today’s snowstorm felt like déjà vu, since it seemed like yesterday the first Snowmaggedon struck DC. I remember trudging through Tenleytown to Whole Foods with my roommate, and cooking up a storm in our tiny kitchen. I remember watching an epic snowball fight in Dupont Circle. And I remember blogging about it all right here.
In reality, of course, it’s been four years since the last Snowmaggedon. My life is very different now from what it was then. For starters, I am no longer an unpaid intern or law student. I graduated from law school last year, and moved away from Philly–my adopted city for the last three years–back to DC. I now work as a lawyer and have gradually been adjusting to the big-law life. I feel like a different person and much more adult than when the last Snowmaggedon hit, and when I first started this blog.
Yet there are some things that are still the same. I am back where it all started, in DC, and am excited to find a dynamic and vibrant restaurant scene that, like me, has grown a lot over the past few years. I still have an insatiable appetite and deep love for food. And even though I’m now a salaried employee, I’m still the Unpaid Gourmet at heart–and will still be on the lookout for unique and affordable eats and “not-so-cheap but worth it” meals.
I hope to continue sharing my dining adventures and experiences with you, readers, on this blog. It may have taken Snowmageddon to bring me out of hibernation, but I promise there are lots of good things–both old and new–to come this year on the Unpaid Gourmet. Stay tuned, and stay warm!