I had such a good plan for the day.
Optometry appointment at 11 near Union Station, which meant I could get to Gallery Place for lunch by a little after noon, then on to a nearby screening of either The Skeleton Twins at 1:15 or Pride at 1:30, depending on how long my meal took. I complimented myself on my efficient scheduling, thinking about what a clever animal I am, but I had overlooked one small detail: That appointment w/the optometrist had included a routine pupil dilation, which left me looking like one of those Margaret Keane big-eyed-children paintings.
Dilated pupils and movies are not a good combination, unless the movie is 2001: A Space Odyssey, in which case dilated pupils are de rigueur, at least for the final 20 minutes. Since neither of the films on my agenda included intense psychedelic light shows, I decided to just have lunch and go home,
I went to Wok n Roll, in Washington’s tiny Chinatown. As the restaurant’s name suggests, it offers both Chinese and Japanese dishes. I stuck w/the Chinese part of the menu. It was a good meal, at an excellent price.
Wok n Roll
Hot and Sour Soup
I’ll admit that starting w/hot and sour soup and spring rolls was about as unadventurous as you can get.
Crispy Chicken Spring Rolls
Shrimp and Scallops in Hot Garlic Sauce
This was excellent, but I had to have most of this boxed to go, because the serving size was so huge. I do have the excuse that, thanks to Dr Lakhani, at that point my eyes were bigger than my stomach.