Category Archives: VA

Takumi, Falls Church

(Click here for the Dec 17, 2015 Review) I sat at the bar for lunch a week ago and, in effect, had an omakase:  We told Chef Yu two or three things we wanted, and asked him to supplement with … Continue reading

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ABC Canteen, Fairfax

(For the Dec 4, 2015 Review, click here.) Having had such wonderful tamales on my previous visit to ABC Canteen, I made a return visit for lunch to explore in more depth. At the very top of their menu is … 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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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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