Category Archives: Restaurants

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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Chutneys Vegetarian, Herndon

I was driving in unfamiliar territory today, and decided I’d go random ethnic. It’s too bad I did, because there’s apparently this website called donrockwell.com that has favorably reviewed a restaurant called Hyderabadi Biryani Corner which I literally walked right by, looked … Continue reading

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Phở Ngọc Hưng, Bailey’s Crossroads

There’s a part of Bailey’s Crossroads that’s so far west on Columbia Pike that it’s almost in Lake Barcroft – the “Welcome to Bailey’s Crossroads” sign is further east on Columbia Pike – but there’s an interesting little pocket of ethnic … Continue reading

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Chase the Submarine, Vienna

Fri-Sat text message exchange between Dad and Matt: “Go to ‘Chase The Submarine’ in Vienna for sandwiches when you’re here. It’s owned by Tim Ma (Maple Ave Restaurant) and is a terrific sub shop on Church Street near Pure Pasty … Continue reading

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Dumpling Queen, Chantilly

I’m not much of a writer – and Tyler Cowen has already briefly covered this place – but I would urge everyone to visit Dumpling Queen and order the xinjiang ribs from the chef’s specialty portion of the menu here. … Continue reading

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Takumi, Falls Church

Having gone to Kaz Sushi Bistro countless times over the years, I was interested in seeing what Sushi Chef Jay Yu, who spend 13 years working alongside Kaz at the sushi bar, would be up to in his brand new restaurant … Continue reading

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Plum Market Wine Bar and Café, Featuring Products from Zingerman’s – Detroit (Detroit Metro Airport – DTW)

With a brief layover in Detroit Metro Airport, I wanted to grab something quick and healthy, as I hadn’t eaten all day. As it turns out, the enormous McNamara Terminal (map of restaurants provided with link) is so long that there’s … Continue reading

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Afghan Kabob House, Courthouse

Although I don’t remember ever being inside of Afghan Kabob House, this has become my go-to GrubHub delivery restaurant, supplanting London Curry House for the time being (which has gotten a considerable amount of my business in the past). There’s … Continue reading

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Convivial, Shaw

I had arrived at Convivial early – way early – thinking that I’d be able to nab a seat at the bar at 5 PM, and have a drink while waiting for the restaurant to open at 5:30. Bad assumption: … Continue reading

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