Category Archives: MD

Smokin’ Jarhead – Former Marine Ron Johnson’s Smoked Meats for Catering, Parties, and General Delivery in the DMV

Ron Johnson, aka “Smokin’ Jarhead” is a former marine, now offering some of the best barbecue I’ve ever eaten, and absolutely some of the very best barbecue you can find in the Washington, DC area. A couple months ago, I bought … Continue reading

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Grapeseed Bistro & Wine Bar, Bethesda

On Friday evening, I *finally* got out to one of Grapeseed’s Friday-night Dinners, a multi-course menu that, in this case, coincided with their 16th anniversary – it was a “Best Of,” four-course, prix-fixe menu for $45 ($11.25 per course). Chef-owner-star-athlete … 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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Bangkok Golden: Two Separate Companies With Two Separate Websites

I’ve changed the name of this thread from “Tong Thai” to “Bangkok Golden,” despite the possibilities of conflating these two restaurants (which are in Fort Washington, MD and in University Mall, near George Mason University, in Fairfax) with the Seven … Continue reading

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Walrus Oyster and Ale House, National Harbor

Ketchup was replaced by Walrus Oyster and Ale House, a project which Bob Kinkead is nominally associated with – his other project was Ancora (do you even know what Ancora is called now? Have a click to find out) – Bob was a … Continue reading

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Trapezaria, Rockville

I ordered the Mount Olympus cocktail (House Infused Cucumber Vodka, Fresh Lime Juice & Ginger, Infused Simple Syrup) which was tasty but sweeter than I would prefer. We started with the Trio of Dips opting for the Melitzanosalte (Puree of … Continue reading

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Blaze Pizza, Bethesda

I had lunch at the Westfield Montgomery (formerly Montgomery Mall) Blaze Pizza today at around 11:45 (they opened at 11, and I was ticket #9). If you’re standing outside, facing the Cheesecake Factory, go into the entrance on your left (do this despite the daunting … Continue reading

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Bethesda Curry Kitchen, Bethesda

If anyone finds out where Anil Kumar landed, can they let us know? Anil Kumar is now at Bethesda Curry Kitchen, right across the street from Grapeseed, which opened on Tuesday, February 11th. On this very cold evening, the nearly … Continue reading

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Gringos & Mariachis, Bethesda

Yesterday was supposed to be the first day for Gringos & Mariachis (see List of Restaurant Openings – 2014)), and although they still had their soft opening signs up, it was pretty well full, and I was fortunate to find a single bar … Continue reading

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China Cafe, College Park

I called in a carryout order to China Cafe the other day a good thirty minutes in advance, and when I got there, was told it wasn’t ready yet. Okay, so I waited, and during that time I went back … Continue reading

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