Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Pint Room, Dublin, Ohio

Unlike the Summer of 2014 when I went to the German Village location of Harvest Pizza, the Summer of 2015 when I spent the night in Columbus (as a resting point on a trip to Indiana), I let a price … Continue reading

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Sweetbites Cafe and Bakery, McLean

(See the Jun 4, 2015 Review here.) On my way out of town to drop Matt off at college, I needed to stop and run a quick errand at 9AM Monday morning, Aug 17. Afterwards, I stopped in for an … Continue reading

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London Curry House, Alexandria

I’ve had the food from London Curry House on many occasions in a delivery setting, but I’d never been in before, and was a little taken back to see that it’s in the former Food Matters location. It was weird … Continue reading

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Baby Wale, Convention Center

(For the Dec 12, 2013 Review, click here.) My most recent visit to Baby Wale was during Happy Hour, and I took advantage of Happy Hour pricing throughout the meal, assembling more food than I was able to finish for … Continue reading

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Garrison, Barracks Row

I stopped into Garrison for a very early dinner, and came away thinking that the food coming from this kitchen is upper-upper-ItalicĀ in quality, even though the restaurant isn’t necessarily shooting for anything higher than that (i.e., the dreaded “B” word), … Continue reading

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Urban Thai, Crystal City

In Crystal City… My waitress from a different restaurant was Issan and told me Urban Thai has Issan menu (like Little Serow’s style). She says it’s excellent. Funny, she hasn’t heard of Little Serow and when looking at Yelp pictures … Continue reading

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The Riggsby, East Dupont Circle

I got the last seat at the bar at a crowded Riggsby, and immediately got an odd impression about the bartender. This was going to be an unusual evening – I felt it. He handed me the cocktail list, full … Continue reading

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2 Amys, Cathedral Heights

(For the Apr 25, 2011 Review, click here.) There are three people in the DC area whose lack of James Beard Awards show what a travesty the entire process is. One of them is Cathal Armstrong, whose time may now … Continue reading

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El Rancho, South Arlington

First, let me say that there are two El Rancho restaurants in Northern Virginia: One in Backlick Plaza in Springfield, and a second on Columbia Pike in South Arlington. They used to be under the same umbrella, but as you … Continue reading

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Barrel and Crow, Bethesda

Fried chicken & waffles The fried chicken was the dish of the night. Truly great. Try this dish. After a long afternoon at Walter Reed, visiting a friend of Matt’s, I took some time off and went to dinner – … Continue reading

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