Category Archives: Restaurants

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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Bistro 1521, Ballston

On 8/14/2017 at 1:55 PM, DaRiv18 said: We ate there over the weekend, it is worth a visit.  The bar program is biggest strength.  We found the menu, even as it has expanded from the previous iteration, was waaay too pork and chicken-centric, … Continue reading

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Milktooth, Indianapolis, IN

A new, and now by far the best, breakfast/brunch spot in Indianapolis: “Milktooth Chef Named among America’s Best New Chefs” by Liz Biro on indystar.com There were two semifinalists from Indianapolis for the 2017 James Beard Best Chef: Great Lakes award … Continue reading

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Bluebeard, Indianapolis, IN

On 7/2/2012 at 1:30 PM, And said: New additions to Indianapolis restaurant scene: Bluebeard In the southeast cultural district of Indy, Fountain Square, contemporary Italian-inspired cuisine featuring the best in local produce. The building also houses a wholesale bakery, Amelia’s. … Continue reading

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Ray’s Hell-Burger, City Vista

(Click here for the May 21, 2011 Review.) I went to the City Vista (and only remaining) location of Ray’s Hell-Burger last night. We each got a large The Funky President ($10), one order of French Fries ($3.50, enough for two), and a Diet Cheerwine ($3). It … Continue reading

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One Block West, Winchester, VA

Along with The Inn at Little Washington and The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, I know of no restaurant in Northwestern Virginia equal to Ed Matthews’ One Block West, which is sadly closing on Aug 5, 2017. When I heard that One Block West … Continue reading

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Sushi Bar at Sushi Ogawa, North Dupont

Let me start by saying I’ve never been to Japan, and I’ve never been to Masa. That said, for my personal preference, Japan is second only to France for my favorite cuisine, and I am very much of a sushi … Continue reading

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German Restaurants

This is posted out in front of German Gourmet in Bailey’s Crossroads: German Gourmet is an absolutely fantastic German enclave – the best German market in the area (that I’m aware of), and terrific prepared foods. Yesterday, it was Bratwurst with sauerkraut … Continue reading

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Little Sheep, Eden Center, Falls Church

So, how big is Little Sheep Hot Pot? Big. In fact, *really* big. It was really big five years ago. Based in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China, Little Sheep Group posted 2 percent of all Chinese dining-out expenses in 2010. Think … Continue reading

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Ad Hoc, Yountville, CA

I can’t believe that as many times as I’ve visited Napa, I haven’t been to Ad Hoc. This is Thomas Keller’s “take what we serve,” family-style restaurant in Yountville, just down the Street from The French Laundry (pssst, that link will … Continue reading

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