Category Archives: Restaurants

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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Yona, Ballston

Eight years ago, 2 Amys had become entrenched with a reputation as Best Pizza in DC, and I went out on a limb in saying that Comet Ping Pong had surpassed it (inspired by JeffC and Waitman) – Carole Greenwood was making extraordinary … Continue reading

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Virtue Feed & Grain, Alexandria

(See the Mar 20, 2014 Review here.) I’m not much into listicles, but I counted on this one during Christmas Day; at 4:55 PM, with the Golden State – Cleveland game five minutes away from tip-off, I found myself standing … Continue reading

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Corduroy, Convention Center

(See the Jan 22, 2012 Minibite here, and the Jan 22, 2011 Review here.) We had our Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve, and stayed with the tried-and-true: Corduroy. They were full, of course, but I knew that Matt and I … Continue reading

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Nielsen’s Frozen Custard, Vienna

After stuffing ourselves silly at Chase The Submarine, my young dining companion and I stopped into Nielsen’s Frozen Custard. It was the day before it was closing at this location permanently, reportedly in order to relocate, so I wanted to … Continue reading

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