Hey friends! It’s been a minute since I last posted a chapter of Quarantine Adventures – really excited to catch you guys up though. I’ll be discussing everything from Field of Screams to Artechouse’s latest exhibit so definitely make sure to stick with me until the very end. So without further ado, let’s get to it!
Halloween Fun at Field of Screams
As much as I love scary movies, haunted houses/attractions terrify me. I don’t usually do much on Halloween, but this year I decided to check out Field of Screams with my manfriend because why not? COVID’s kept me home pretty much 24/7 so I figured it’d be nice to get some fresh air.
Located in Olney, MD, this year’s Field of Screams combined the Haunted trail and Trail of Terror. It took about 50 minutes from start to finish, and I high key regretted wearing heeled boots. If you guys go next year, definitely make sure you wear sneakers because there’s quite a bit of walking involved.
So, was it scary? Yeah, not gonna lie, it was pretty terrifying. I was really impressed with the entire production, and the actors scared me shitless. At one point, I felt like I was gonna have a heart attack so I had to do some deep breathing exercises, lmao. I think the scariest part was not knowing where and when they’d jump out and scream at you.
I also got chased by not one, but TWO doodz with chainsaws. I know it’s not rational, but I took off SPRINTING, leaving my poor man friend behind! It’s funny how one’s head works, like I knew they were actors, and I knew they wouldn’t hurt me, but I was still horrified nonetheless. And they sought me out like heat seeking missiles. I don’t think a single actor even tried to scare my manfriend – they all came STRAIGHT for me! I guess that makes sense though…since I was cowering next to him.
If you’re looking for something fun to do next Halloween, you know what to do. Pricing’s probably going to be different next year so make sure you guys check out their website before purchasing tix. Also, they sell yum snacks there so treat yourself while you wait! We got deep fried oreos, a funnel cake, a caramel apple, and cider to share while sitting in front of a bonfire. And don’t worry about calories because you’ll burn them all off screaming.
Your Only Friend’s New Thanksgiving Sub
Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday because turkey, stuffing, pecan pie and [insert all the foods]. Suffice it to say, I was thrilled when Paul Taylor invited me to try his new T-giving sammie at Your Only Friend. Made with smoked turkey, herbed poultry mayo, fancy jellied cranberry, classic stuffing and arugula on a soft roll.
Words can’t even begin to explain how tasty it was. It was the epitome of comfort, packaged up all nice and neat in sammie form. Really though, easily one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had. If you haven’t been to this joint yet, you’re seriously missing out so head on over ASAP.
Other must-tries include their Hot Nugget, their Mort & Mootz, their Chicky Pep, and their Spicy Panes Con Pavo. We also hear that they have a NEW sammie coming so keep an eye out for their sub-a-letta, Paul’s take on the muffuletta, a classic Italian sandwich that originated in New Orleans. Spoiler alert, it’s delicious.
Bomb Indian Food at Indigo Noma
Located at 243 K Street NE, this family owned establishment is everything and then some. As the co-founder of Nomtastic Foods, I’ve had the privilege to try a lot of different restaurants in the DMV area, and INDIGO takeout really impressed me. I got the following items to go, and everything was scrumptious. I highly recommend their spicy butter chicken, veggie samosas, spicy pumpkin and roasted eggplant curries.
Before becoming a brick and mortar, they made their name at Union Station as a pop up. They were apparently known for their Indirolls, a roti wrap filled with your choice of veggies or meat, sizzled on a hot plate with cilantro spinach and onions. I haven’t had a chance to try this yet, but it’s definitely on my list now.
Anywho, I’ve had a lot of great nom experiences as of late. Your Only Friend and INDIGO were top notch, and I honestly couldn’t recommend them enough. Both have outdoor seating so if you want to enjoy your food on the spot, that’s always an option. Curious to hear how you guys feel about eating out though. Do you feel comfortable doing so or not yet? Let me know by leaving a comment below!
Artechouse’s New Exhibit: Crystalline
Thrilled that I got to see another amazing exhibit at Artechouse. Inspired by Pantone’s color of the year, Crystalline “explores the [classic blue] color’s connection with earth and crystals through a journey that is both an adventure and a contemplation – an exploration through an illusory, blue hued-castle.
From each to water to air, each location presents a distinct, elemental experience related to the unique qualities of the color. Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, classic blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit.”
For those of you interested, this exhibit’s running until January 3rd. Book your tix stat to enjoy – it’s great for adults and kids alike so definitely make sure to mark your calendars. As mentioned previously, they’re great with safety protocols so my manfriend and I felt super comfortable browsing.
Alright friends, I hope you enjoyed reading my latest adventures recap. What have y’all been up to? Anything fun and exciting? Let me know by leaving a comment below, and make sure you follow me on instagram to stay tuned. I promise I have a ton of fun stuffs planned so come say hello!