Category Archives: Restaurants

$30 Bar Dinner at Corduroy, Convention Center, Washington, DC

A last-minute Christmas dinner at Corduroy. They weren’t offering the typical, $30, 3-course bar menu on Christmas, but they were serving at the bar, and everyone in the restaurant had only one menu from which to choose: A $65, 3-course … Continue reading

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Shrimp Nam-Pla at The Shrimp Lover, Sterling – On the Way to Dulles Airport

It’s amazing we don’t have a thread on The Shrimp Lover (website) a Thai-owned quasi-seafood shack, located in a strip mall just off Route 28, very convenient for Washingtonians traveling to Dulles Airport. I went for lunch today, had wonderful service at the … Continue reading

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Breads at Junction Bakery, Del Ray

Junction Bakery served me well towards the close of 2019: A dear friend dropped by for a visit on Dec 28 (and was forced to suffer through the LSU-Oklahoma game), and we purchased two Junction Bakery Baguettes at Arrowine (Lee Heights … Continue reading

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Thames Street Oyster House, Fells Point, Baltimore

It’s probably not a bright idea to walk into Thames Street Oyster House at 7:30 on a Saturday night, thinking you’re going to get a table, or belly up to the bar. If you’re going during prime hours, *do* make … Continue reading

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Virginia Peanut and Chestnut Soup at The Mount Vernon Inn, Mount Vernon

Tourist season is approaching, and even at 3:30 PM on a hot, sunny Tuesday, Mount Vernon had its share of crowds – although there was plenty of parking, and you could simply walk up and purchase a ticket ($20 for … Continue reading

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Fried Anchovy Bones at 2 Amys, Cathedral Heights

2 Amys is a diner’s best friend – the most important restaurant in the history of Washington, DC remains one of its very best, serving such diverse customers as families with infants in strollers, older couples out on date night, … Continue reading

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Del Mar, The Wharf

On a Sunday evening – early, just before 6 PM – the impressive and cavernous Del Mar was packed, with no tables available, and so we took our chances, walked in, and found room at the bar, where we were offered … Continue reading

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Little Serow, East Dupont Circle

I’ve been meaning to write this for quite awhile now, as Little Serow remains one of my very favorite restaurants in the area – remarkably, it has remained just as consistent and value-driven as it was when it first opened, … Continue reading

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Chloe, Navy Yard

We had a reservation at Chloe, and were cordially greeted, and given the option of sitting at a table, or the Food Bar – the tables seemed a bit close together, so we opted for the latter, mostly to optimize … Continue reading

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Bistro L’Hermitage, Occoquan

Bistro L’Hermitage should be compared to L’Auberge Chez François in Great Falls, because in some ways, it’s just as good, and in some ways, it’s better – both of these restaurants exude charm, and are worth the drive from Washington, … Continue reading

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