Tag Archives: American

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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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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Essy’s Carriage House, North Arlington

I finally made it back into Essy’s Carriage House today after probably close to twenty years. Nearing the 1 PM lunch hour, there were about five other tables in the restaurant, and mine was the only one that didn’t contain … Continue reading

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Comet Ping Pong, Chevy Chase, DC

(See the Jun 27, 2011 Review here.) Aiming to go this Sunday or next and show support! Don’t worry about showing support; worry more about getting a seat. I stopped into Comet Ping Pong last night, after two Tweets (made with the … Continue reading

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Grandale Vintner’s Table, Neersville, VA

A friend of mine and I went out for a beautiful drive Sunday afternoon on this splendid 80-degree day, touring the mansions of Potomac (we decided *not* to go downtown to DC during this Cherry Blossom Festival weekend), and ended up over at White’s Ferry. She’s … 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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The Riggsby, East Dupont Circle

I got the last seat at the bar at a crowded Riggsby, and immediately got an odd impression about the bartender. This was going to be an unusual evening – I felt it. He handed me the cocktail list, full … Continue reading

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Olivia’s Diner, Downtown

You have two people to thank for this review: cheezepowder, who fastidiously included Olivia’s Diner on her List of Restaurant Openings – 2015 thread, and jasonc, whose post written to me got me all teary-eyed and inspired to keep going. Olivia’s … Continue reading

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Tupelo Honey Cafe, Courthouse

First the good news.  These people know how to fry chicken.  Crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside.  No hint of grease. Now the bad news.  They need to hire decent management and train their employees. This … Continue reading

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Brookland Pint, Brookland

I walked into Brookland Pint – the sibling restaurant to John Andrade’s Meridian Pint and Smoke and Barrel – last night, not realizing just how much publicity it had gotten pre-opening. Well, it’s safe to say, “The word got out.” The … Continue reading

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