Category Archives: Restaurants

The Happy Tart, Del Ray

clayrae, on 20 Mar 2014 – 5:01 PM, said: Hello fellow DonRockwellers! The Happy Tart is going strong in Del Ray, we celebrated our two year anniversary in January! Here is a sneak peak of what we having coming up … Continue reading

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Del Ray Pizzeria, Del Ray

One thing I believe to be true about Del Ray Pizzeria … May we please pause for a moment, and each pay our own silent tribute to Claudia Gomez? One thing I believe to be true about Del Ray Pizzeria is … Continue reading

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Palena Cafe, Cleveland Park

(See the March 8, 2014 Review here.) The following course was oven roasted sea bass with coriander and lime that was the best piece of fish I’ve eaten in years. A crispy buttery salty crust atop a moist, perfectly done … Continue reading

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Lupo Verde, 14UP

You could have knocked me over with a feather. After an excellent meal at Ghibellina, I was strongly swayed that there may be a new king of the 14th Street Shuffle (the Dining Guide Shuffle, that is). Further proof that DC’s Italian … Continue reading

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Ghibellina, 14UP

(See the July 26, 2013, Review here.) Ghibellina seems to always be crowded, and justifiably so. The other evening, I was able to get the last bar seat, and had a fantastic dinner. This is not at all specific to … Continue reading

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Sweet Rice, Falls Church

Kudos to Sweet Rice for delivering last week right after we got pounded with 6-8 inches of snow. They not only delivered, they delivered ahead of schedule, and the food was hot and *good*. Wild Pork ($10.95) and Gang Gai ($10.95) were both as good … Continue reading

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The Liberty Tavern, Clarendon

This is the first full meal I’ve had at The Liberty Tavern since Chef de Cuisine Miljohn Dimaano replaced Liam LaCivita (Matt Hill, who recently left Range, has assumed the Executive Chef role for this restaurant group – which includes … Continue reading

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Palena Cafe, Cleveland Park

(See the September 5, 2011, Minibite here (yes, it was a play on Dalí) and the March 13, 2011, Review here.) As things seem to be shifting eastward, from Cleveland Park towards 14UP, Palena and Palena Cafe become ever-more valuable to the … Continue reading

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Cowboy Cafe, Arlington

(See the May 10, 2011, Review here.) I was on my way to Arrowine, and the allure of Cowboy Cafe’s sign called out to me: “Hot food, cold beer,” it said. There was an open parking spot right there, I … Continue reading

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Sur La Place, Palisades

The other evening, I’d driven to Et Voila, only to encounter a full restaurant with no space at the bar. Not wanting to drive any more, I simply walked across the street to a moderately empty Sur La Place. I’d … Continue reading

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