Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Hello. Sorry for the interruption. We're going salsa dancing again with free lessons first along with a delicious fun Latin happy hour. (If & when it's possible to do so safely & it's available again with this pandemic) You may come to both or one. On Wednesday, October 13 (once it's safe to salsa & be indoors together), we're going to a Latin American bistro known for salsa and happy hours and we'll experience both at Cafe Citron in Dupont Circle (1343 Connecticut Ave, N.W.), right on the Red Line. Come when you can. I'll be there by 5:45 to try to save us seats at the bar, where we'll enjoy happy hour with reduced drinks and food prices. Happy hour goes from 4 to 8 p.m. Beers, house wine, and cocktails are discounted at happy hour, meaning $3 for a Sagres beer from Portugal or $5 for a mango mojito. "Happy-hour tasters" include a Bolivian potato cake stuffed with beef, cheese, and spices, and $4 fried plantains, bolitas decangrias (mini crab balls with veggies), chicken tenders, Caribbean spicy wings, chips and salsa, calamari, quesadillas, etc. Wednesday night is also ladies' night, so you get your second drink for free. According to the Washington Post (which gave it an editor's pick), some of the best mojitos in Washington are poured here, including variations like the sweet, fruity mango mojito. Pitchers of frozen margaritas are popular with groups. Cafe Citron, according to the Washington Post, is also known for its happy hours and salsa. After happy hour, free salsa lessons go from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. So you can come for happy hour and/or salsa or both. It should be a lot of fun!! "Latin bistro Cafe Citron is one of the few examples of an urban oasis that is able to transport visitors to an exotic destination without shoving relaxation down their throats. It manages to capture the feeling of being on holiday without serving drinks in plastic coconuts or employing overly festive menu descriptions such as “a party in your mouth!” or 'vacation on a plate!' The R&R offered here is hip, understated, and, often, in liquid form. Although mojitos and caipirinhas are no longer of-the-moment drinks, Citron’s versions are well-crafted enough to entice even without cachet. (Particularly good is the mojito, stuffed with lime sections and tons of mint mashed by the bartender’s own hand—and never overly sweet.) In order to counteract the dizzying effect of the gourmet cocktails and loud music, it’s smart to take advantage of the absorptive capacity of the many fine starchy items on the menu: maybe the lomo saltado, a dish of grilled beef that also boasts fried potatoes and rice. Tasty and economical, plantains are also an excellent choice: The fruit can be had plain or, for those in search of a special treat, served whole and adorned with garlic and cheese for the indulgent plátano gratinado."
Thus, this gives us another great chance to bond, have good conversations, laugh and get to know each other better over happy hour and then learn to salsa together; plus, who minds feeling relaxed and like they have been transported to an exotic destination. Cafe Citron is pretty convenient along the red line. I hope you can join us- come for the happy hour and/or salsa dancing lessons. I'd love and can really use any of your valuable input- on books you would like us to read & discuss together.- and you can do that when you answer the questions after rsvping. So do rsvp if you can make it-- no need to rsvp no, if you can't. We hope you can join us for more good times on October 13th please rsvp and join us- and hope you are having a wonderful week. Looking forward to more good times with the booklovers!!!!
Cheers, Robbie Susan