My roommates and I were getting a little stir-crazy this past week so we decided that we needed a Saturday outing. Lucky for us, there was a craft fair being held in the northeast quadrant called “Crafty Bastards”. So Mackenzie, Abby, and I took the train all the way out to the NOMA-Gallaudet metro stop so that we could walk to the fair, which was located in front of Union Market.
|Now that's a beautiful wrist.|
Overall, the craft fair wasn’t our thing; we were expecting grandmas with embroidered pillowcases. (Which was dumb, the fair was called Crafty Bastards… whose grandma hosts a craft fair called Crafty Bastards?) Instead, we found the hipster apocalypse, complete with ridiculously overpriced knickknacks.
However, the outing wasn’t a complete waste because we discovered two new eateries. First we checked out Union Market, which is essentially a mall of mini restaurants and grocery stores. The place smelled amazing and we definitely plan to go again!
Then…then we found the holy grail!
Just East of Union Market sits a collection of ethnic food markets. Among these markets is the most amazing little Mexican market that doesn’t have a name. At this market, we bought a pineapple, a mango, 1 large bag of rice, tortillas, baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, 4 large tomatoes, 2 plantains, 10 jalapeños, 8 yellow onions, a bunch of fresh corn, 1 bunch of cilantro, 1 head of purple cabbage, and beets, ALL FOR UNDER $15!!!!!!!!!!
I literally squealed when the cashier rang up the total price.
|The Magical Market!|
|Look how festive!|
In order to celebrate this new grocery store find we had our friend Jessica over for dinner and we made fried fish tacos with pineapple mango salsa, Spanish rice, and black beans. It was the best meal that we have had in weeks!
|The last supper...|
Lesson of the day: Don’t let failed outings get you down. Just remember, most Bastards aren’t even Crafty enough to find cheap produce!