Category Archives: Restaurants

Takumi, Falls Church

(Click here for the Dec 17, 2015 Review) I sat at the bar for lunch a week ago and, in effect, had an omakase: ¬†We told Chef Yu two or three things we wanted, and asked him to supplement with … Continue reading

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Drift on 7th, Shaw

You folks may have noticed that I’ve taken a bit of time off from writing reviews – I have a lot of personal items on my plate (details forthcoming at some point), and writing reviews takes quite a bit out … Continue reading

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ABC Canteen, Fairfax

(For the Dec 4, 2015 Review, click here.) Having had such wonderful tamales on my previous visit to ABC Canteen, I made a return visit for lunch to explore in more depth. At the very top of their menu is … Continue reading

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Rye Bar, Capella Hotel, Georgetown

On an absolutely *frigid* Monday evening, I drove to Georgetown, only to find K Street blocked off, and I was diverted onto the Whitehurst Freeway, where I was spit out near the Key Bridge. Turning right on M Street, I … Continue reading

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The Grill Room, Capella Hotel, Georgetown

(For the Jan 4, 2016 Review, click here.) “Oh, my *God*!” Earlier in the day, I had told my young dining companion that I wanted to take him to a super-deluxe, special meal to celebrate his first semester in college. … Continue reading

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The Grill Room, Capella Hotel, Georgetown

Chestnuts and Oyster Mushrooms DonRocks, on 11 Oct 2015 – 2:46 PM, said: Elli Benchimnol is doing the wine program. — Pool Boy, on 11 Oct 2015 – 7:45 PM, said: Has Keith already departed? — DonRocks, on 11 Oct … Continue reading

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Simply Fresh, McLean

This is an interesting situation for me as moderator, and if we had an existing thread for Boss Hogs (we don’t), I’d probably mark that as closed and give Simply Fresh a clean slate. Chef Rana (Rana is her first … Continue reading

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Hula Girl, Shirlington

The exact opposite of what usually happens to me, happened to me tonight when I walked into Hula Girl. Usually, I may have a bias (a bias, not a prejudice) before I go to a restaurant, but as soon as … Continue reading

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Wiseguy NY Pizza, Rosslyn

I ordered a whole pizza from the Rosslyn location of Wiseguy NY Pizza, and it seemed to confirm a trend I’ve noticed (which will undoubtedly raise the hackles on Nuri, but I’d be negligent if I didn’t at least mention … Continue reading

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Chaia, Georgetown

“This is it,” I thought to myself. “This is the best taco I’ve ever eaten in my life.” I had read about the lines at farmer’s markets for Suzanne Simon and Bettina Stern’s taco stand, but didn’t really know much … Continue reading

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