Category Archives: Restaurants

The Demise of Clarendon (A Scary Halloween Story)

I wanted to copy this amazing tribute by Josh Radigan on the Tallula thread – one of the most “Liked” posts in the history of donrockwell.com – here for posterity. Perhaps more than any area in the past five years (there are possible … Continue reading

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Baked & Wired, Georgetown

(See the September 7, 2013 Review here.) Note that Baked & Wired will be opening a second, bread-oriented, location at the Lyric 440K apartment complex in Mount Vernon Triangle in early 2015. This new location sounds more like a boulangerie and a sandwich shop, and I’m … Continue reading

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Kabob Place, Great Falls

I’ve been driving down Georgetown Pike for twenty years or so, and don’t ever remember Kabob House not being in downtown Great Falls, although it has changed ownership fairly recently. It’s now operated, I believe, by the Ternisky family (if … Continue reading

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Foti’s, Culpeper

It had been over two years since I’d been to Foti’s, and on a Sunday afternoon, I felt like going for a drive – Foti’s opened at 5:30, and I timed it so I’d get there right when they opened. It … Continue reading

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Penn Station East Coast Subs, Reston

I stopped into the Reston Penn Station East Coast Subs, a franchising operation that was founded in 1985 in Ohio, and now has at least 275 “units” nationwide. Today, area franchises are in Fairfax (convergence of 236, 29, and 50), Reston … Continue reading

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Boss Shepherd’s, Federal Triangle

The Northeast corner of 13th and E Street has been several things over recent decades. I first remember it being developed as our city’s second Dean & DeLuca, although instead of being a store, it was just a high-quality, quick-serve … Continue reading

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Ghibellina, 14UP

(See the July 20, 2014, Review here.) What’s interesting if that I have some very knowledgeable diners agreeing with me about the pizza, and others basically saying that I’m crazy – that it’s okay, but not even close to being … Continue reading

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Ravi Kabob I, Arlington

(See the December 29, 2010 Ravi Kabob I review here.) I stopped into Ravi Kabob at around 10 PM on a recent evening, and there was still pretty much of a full house, and a line of 2-3 people in … Continue reading

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Dulce Bakery and Empanada Shop, Fairfax

After picking up Matt from hanging out with his friends, he said he was hungry (it was around 4 PM), so I asked him if he wanted dinner, or a snack – he waffled, so I pulled into a parking … Continue reading

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Trapezaria, Rockville

I ordered the Mount Olympus cocktail (House Infused Cucumber Vodka, Fresh Lime Juice & Ginger, Infused Simple Syrup) which was tasty but sweeter than I would prefer. We started with the Trio of Dips opting for the Melitzanosalte (Puree of … Continue reading

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