Category Archives: Restaurants

Tupelo Honey Cafe, Courthouse

First the good news.  These people know how to fry chicken.  Crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside.  No hint of grease. Now the bad news.  They need to hire decent management and train their employees. This … Continue reading

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Rappahannock Coffee & Roasting, South Arlington

My expectations of Rapphannock Coffee & Roasting were so low that it wouldn’t have taken much to exceed them. However, despite its flaws, Rappahannock is one coffee house that South Arlington or North Alexandria residents should be aware of. I … Continue reading

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Sweetbites Cafe and Bakery, McLean

I walked into Sweetbites for the first time today, and the first thing I noticed was the grab-n-go cooler on the left, which had been plundered of everything savory, save for a couple of kale salads which tempted me, but … Continue reading

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Bar Civita, Woodley Park

It had been too long since my young dining companion and I went off on one of our adventures in DC, so I wanted to go somewhere neither of us had been before. Bar Civita just got something of a … Continue reading

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Bangkok Golden: Two Separate Companies With Two Separate Websites

I’ve changed the name of this thread from “Tong Thai” to “Bangkok Golden,” despite the possibilities of conflating these two restaurants (which are in Fort Washington, MD and in University Mall, near George Mason University, in Fairfax) with the Seven … Continue reading

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Walrus Oyster and Ale House, National Harbor

Ketchup was replaced by Walrus Oyster and Ale House, a project which Bob Kinkead is nominally associated with – his other project was Ancora (do you even know what Ancora is called now? Have a click to find out) – Bob was a … Continue reading

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Peter Chang Cafe, Williamsburg, and Graffiato, Richmond

I was in Newport News this weekend, and took the opportunity to try a couple of DC-area favorites, a long way from where their Executive Chefs are: Peter Chang Cafe in Williamsburg, and Graffiato in Richmond. I’d never been to … Continue reading

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Pizza Vinoteca, Ballston

I’m upgrading Pizza Vinoteca to Italic. I didn’t feel like venturing out to lunch today, so I ordered delivery through GrubHub, ordering a House Pizza (a bargain at $8) with tomato, fontina, mozzarella, and basil and a Tarte Flambée ($12) … Continue reading

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Oki Bowl and Sake Bar, Downtown

Porcupine, on 20 Nov 2014 – 8:16 AM, said: I had an excellent miso ramen, with flavorful broth, springy noodles, awesomely porky and not too fatty chashu [I think that’s the spelling they used].  Definitely one of the better ramens I’ve … Continue reading

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Soi 38, Downtown

If you read all the reviews in our Soi 38 thread, you’ll notice that they’re 100% positive. There’s a reason for that. On a Sunday evening, I sallied up to the bar in a relatively empty Soi 38, only to … Continue reading

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