Domestic First Class on United (A319 and Boeing 737-700)

I was in domestic first class on United twice recently. On October 31, I flew from IAH to DCA in seat 2A on an A319, and on November 2 I was in seat 2A on a Boeing 737-700 for the return from DCA to IAH. Both planes had wifi which was $5.99 for the duration of the trip, although I also had the option of paying something like 810 United miles. The big advantage of the Boeing was that there was a personal screen at each seat with Direct TV, which is free in first class. It is also available gate to gate unless someone is making an announcement at the time. Sadly, the news channels featured the same depressing content that they do on the ground and there wasn’t an interesting game on at the time. C’est la vie, or something like that. Continue reading “Domestic First Class on United (A319 and Boeing 737-700)”

Fantastic Pork and Bourbon at The Pig

I have eaten at The Pig in Washington, D.C. three times now. The most recent of these was on October 31- Monday of this week. That meal was with a work colleague, the one before that was by myself at the bar, and the one before that was a social occasion with a friend. All three meals have been fantastic. There is really only one problem: You pretty much have to be willing to eat pork to dine there. Happily, this wasn’t Lent and thus no obstacle for me. Continue reading “Fantastic Pork and Bourbon at The Pig”