Category Archives: VA

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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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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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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