My Mother’s Day this year begins in Bloomington, Indiana as my daughter’s graduation weekend draws to a close. It is surreal that she is finished with college. How can it be over so quickly? I can’t find the words to comfort her as she mourns the loss of the friends, the campus, and the experiences that she is leaving behind. At the same time there is an excitement about the travels, the job, and relocation to the DC area that lie ahead.
Enough about that. The important thing to know is that the circumstances of the day present some challenges in terms of dining. My husband and I are flying home, while my son accompanies his sister on the 10 1/2 hour drive home. I honestly haven’t thought about dinner. But our plane lands at 4:30 pm while the kids won’t be home for hours. It suddenly dawns on me that we can still eat out. I’m starting to feel better on a Mother’s Day that’s filled with mixed emotions.
It takes me no time at all to decide on Indian food, which then leads me to think about Spice Xing. I’ve been a few times and I like both the food and atmosphere. The location is close enough to home and this is a factor as well. Plus, Spice Xing has garnered some great reviews, including inclusion in Washingtonian‘s 100 Very Best Restaurants 2011.
Zagat rating: 20