Monthly Archives: March 2011

Afghan Grill, Woodley Park

After reading largely positive comments about Afghan Grill, I decided to give it a try for carryout. As I was driving, a friend called in for the order which we cobbled together in the car via cell phone, then turned … Continue reading

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Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue, Richmond, VA

(Sorry for the personal nature of this entry, but to frame it as a “Review” would be absurd.) As many times as I’ve raved about the barbecue at Buz & Ned’s (it isn’t often that I laugh at my own … Continue reading

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Edo’s Squid, The Fan, Richmond, VA

Driving down to Richmond for the weekend, we were finally going to meet Buz Grossberg (of Buz & Ned’s Real Barbecue) on Saturday for dinner at his famed barbecue hut. On Friday, however, I was clueless about where to eat … Continue reading

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Restaurant Eve, Alexandria, VA

(See the December 21, 2010 Review here.) It was Saint Patrick’s Day, and I hadn’t eaten a thing all day. Certain that the bar at Restaurant Eve would be packed, I was stunned to walk in and find it nearly … Continue reading

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Potenza, Downtown

I know it’s neither green nor Irish, but on Saint Patrick’s Day I stopped into the bakery at Potenza for a Large Coffee ($1.95). This, after getting my hair cut at Paul Ramadan’s wonderful Nantucket Hair Salon (ask for Paul or … Continue reading

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Brabo Tasting Room, Alexandria, VA

I’ve now been to Brabo Tasting Room several times, and have always left happy. One possible reason? Only twenty things on the entire menu, making it easier to do them well. This casual eatery seems expensive on paper, but the … Continue reading

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Clare and Don’s Beach Shack, Falls Church, VA

I hadn’t been to Clare and Don’s Beach Shack in a couple years, and I remember the last time I went, I ordered the exact same thing. It was “Grouper Tuesday,” and a Blackened Grouper Sandwich ($7.50) is on special … Continue reading

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Fujiya House, Fredericksburg, VA

It was a perfect day for a drive – Fujiya House, located in the massive Central Park complex in the new part of Fredericksburg, had run a Groupon that day, we had just played tennis, and my young dining companion … Continue reading

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Hook, Georgetown

After counting 173 lemmings standing out in line to get into Georgetown Cupcake at 8 PM on a Saturday night, I walked down M Street and ducked into Hook. I started mild, food-wise, and went with a Longboard Island Lager … Continue reading

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Palena Cafe, Cleveland Park

(See the January 30th, 2011 Review here.) As many dozens (yes) of times as I’ve been to Palena, I don’t think I’ve ever gone just for dessert – until Friday night. Actually, it was for an after-dinner drink too – … Continue reading

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