Category Archives: Restaurants

Bawadi Mediterranean Grill & Sweets Cafe, Bailey’s Crossroads

I’ve driven past Bawadi (formerly Samedi Sweets Cafe) many, many times in the past, but have never been in, so I thought it was high time I scoped out the scene. When I opened the door, I was greeted by an … Continue reading

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Rice Paper, Eden Center

I arrived at Rice Paper at 12 noon, meeting a friend for lunch at 12:15, and noticing there was only one table, a two-top, left in the restaurant. I didn’t want to chance being shut out (this time next month, … Continue reading

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Et Voila!, Palisades

(For the Jan 22, 2012 Minibite, click here.) Out of the many times I’ve visited Et Voila! in the past, two things really stuck out on my most recent visit: 1) Claudio Pirollo is not merely Belgian; he’s also half Italian – … Continue reading

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Olivia’s Diner, Downtown

You have two people to thank for this review: cheezepowder, who fastidiously included Olivia’s Diner on her List of Restaurant Openings – 2015 thread, and jasonc, whose post written to me got me all teary-eyed and inspired to keep going. Olivia’s … Continue reading

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Brine, Merrifield, VA

I’ll write a review of my meal at Brine, but I don’t feel like writing tonight, and I want to at least issue a brief warning (which I will delete) to people thinking of dining there this weekend: Go *now*. … Continue reading

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Full Kee, Bailey’s Crossroads

Full Kee in Bailey’s Crossroads is completely unrelated to the Full Kee in Chinatown and the Full Key in Wheaton. It is an independent restaurant that’s open until 2 AM, 7 days a week (!), and does not get enough … Continue reading

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Pho Deluxe, Fairfax

For those who haven’t clicked on the links, Pho Deluxe is a local chain that also has locations in Fairfax and Tysons Corner. JSnake, on 02 Jul 2015 – 4:45 PM, said: Any good? No. I felt badly that I hadn’t been when … Continue reading

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Pizzaiolo Cafe on Fern, Fairlington

goodeats, on 29 Jun 2015 – 10:28 PM, said: I was very sad to discover that the Shirlington location served cardboard cheese pizza now. Maybe it was because it was delivery, but I was rather disappointed with their cheese pizza … Continue reading

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Bob & Edith’s Diner, South Arlington

I’ve been up at the crack of dawn numerous times of late, and since I basically refuse to eat fast-food, that leaves me with precious few options for breakfast. However, I have had three different breakfast sandwiches, multiple times each, … Continue reading

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The Dairy Godmother, Del Ray

(Read the Mar 5, 2012 Minibite here.) I was having a relatively rare hell-bent sweets craving the other evening, and had dinner (yes, dinner) at The Dairy Godmother, which was absolutely packed, with a line inside extending all the way … Continue reading

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