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Cork Wine Bar, 14UP

I hope our city’s young 14th Street dwellers remember the time when Cork was one of the few good dining options on 14th Street; now, these pioneers have been “joined” by a good dozen other medium-high-end restaurants within walking distance. What used … Continue reading

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Blaze Pizza, Bethesda

I had lunch at the Westfield Montgomery (formerly Montgomery Mall) Blaze Pizza today at around 11:45 (they opened at 11, and I was ticket #9). If you’re standing outside, facing the Cheesecake Factory, go into the entrance on your left (do this despite the daunting … Continue reading

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Shake Shack, Tysons Corner

The Tysons Corner Shake Shack is, for the moment, extremely difficult to find if you’re inside the mall (if you’re outside the mall, don’t even bother). The best instruction (also for the moment) I can give you is this: Head … Continue reading

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Brookland Pint, Brookland

I walked into Brookland Pint – the sibling restaurant to John Andrade’s Meridian Pint and Smoke and Barrel - last night, not realizing just how much publicity it had gotten pre-opening. Well, it’s safe to say, “The word got out.” The … Continue reading

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Restaurant Week Summer 2014: Pizzeria Orso and Willow Rocked It

During this past week, I went to Pizzeria Orso and Willow two times apiece. On one visit, I got the three-course Restaurant Week menus for $35.14, and on the other visit, I ordered a few small plates a la carte … Continue reading

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Spacebar, Falls Church, VA

I stopped by Spacebar last night and had a #11, House Tuna Salad ($8.50) with Provolone and Swiss on Rye, and it was good – they grill the tuna salad on the flattop before doing anything else, so it’s a variation on … Continue reading

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Pupatella, Arlington, VA

(See the June 21, 2011 Review here.) Confession time. A few years ago, I had called Pupatella the new king of pizza in the DC area, having wrested that (unofficial, but correct) award away from Comet Ping Pong, which had … Continue reading

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Ghibellina, 14UP

(See the March 12, 2014, Review here.) I had a friend in town, and went to Ghibellina to try their world-beating pizza, perhaps the best in all of Washington, DC right now. After waiting for awhile, she had a San … Continue reading

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Fuego Cocina y Tequileria, Clarendon

After a painful visit to the Apple Store, I stopped in for a light meal at Fuego. It was hot out, so I wanted something light and quenching, ordering a La Constancia Suprema, a 4.5% ABV American-styled lager from El … Continue reading

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B Too, 14UP

I had driven nearly 1,500 miles in the past week, and had just rolled in from Morgantown, dropping off my two teenage companions in Fairfax. I was exhausted, my back was hurting, and I needed to tinkle. It was nearly … Continue reading

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