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Chloe, Navy Yard

We had a reservation at Chloe, and were cordially greeted, and given the option of sitting at a table, or the Food Bar – the tables seemed a bit close together, so we opted for the latter, mostly to optimize … Continue reading

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Milktooth, Indianapolis, IN

A new, and now by far the best, breakfast/brunch spot in Indianapolis: “Milktooth Chef Named among America’s Best New Chefs” by Liz Biro on indystar.com There were two semifinalists from Indianapolis for the 2017 James Beard Best Chef: Great Lakes award … Continue reading

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Bluebeard, Indianapolis, IN

On 7/2/2012 at 1:30 PM, And said: New additions to Indianapolis restaurant scene: Bluebeard In the southeast cultural district of Indy, Fountain Square, contemporary Italian-inspired cuisine featuring the best in local produce. The building also houses a wholesale bakery, Amelia’s. … Continue reading

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Little Sheep, Eden Center, Falls Church

So, how big is Little Sheep Hot Pot? Big. In fact, *really* big. It was really big five years ago. Based in Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China, Little Sheep Group posted 2 percent of all Chinese dining-out expenses in 2010. Think … Continue reading

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Ad Hoc, Yountville, CA

I can’t believe that as many times as I’ve visited Napa, I haven’t been to Ad Hoc. This is Thomas Keller’s “take what we serve,” family-style restaurant in Yountville, just down the Street from The French Laundry (pssst, that link will … Continue reading

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Dönnhoff: The Most Underpriced Wines in the World

Every so often, you hear something that sounds too good to be true, and the vast majority of times, it is – it turns out to be a fraud; but once in a great, great while, you hear a claim … Continue reading

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Chez René Socca, Nice, France

I just went back and stayed with magdelena for the first time in far too long. Nice has changed a great deal since I’ve last been in 2011 – they’ve finished a tramway downtown, and also completed a “Coulée Verte” … Continue reading

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The Spotted Pig, West Village, New York City, NY

Given that The Spotted Pig was a 2016 James Beard national finalist for “Outstanding Restaurant,” I went there for a second visit, and left over $100 (just over $100) poorer, but not at all disappointed; in fact, I was quite pleased … Continue reading

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DonRockwell.com’s Washington, DC Dining Guide is the Largest Single-City Dining Guide in the World

It sounds unbelievable, but it’s true: The donrockwell.com Washington, DC Restaurant Guide is the largest single-city restaurant guide in the entire world. Michelin Paris boasts of having 600+ restaurants; I counted our DC Guide and stopped when I got to … Continue reading

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Bouchon Bistro, Yountville, CA

  On 1/12/2016 at 6:17 PM, DonRocks said: The Bouchon in Yountville has *terrific* bread – they serve epi with perfectly salted butter, yum. Dinner at Bouchon last night was very good while falling short of outstanding (which is what you … Continue reading

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