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Urban Thai, Crystal City

In Crystal City… My waitress from a different restaurant was Issan and told me Urban Thai has Issan menu (like Little Serow’s style). She says it’s excellent. Funny, she hasn’t heard of Little Serow and when looking at Yelp pictures … Continue reading

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El Rancho, South Arlington

First, let me say that there are two El Rancho restaurants in Northern Virginia: One in Backlick Plaza in Springfield, and a second on Columbia Pike in South Arlington. They used to be under the same umbrella, but as you … Continue reading

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Pizzaiolo Cafe on Fern, Fairlington

goodeats, on 29 Jun 2015 – 10:28 PM, said: I was very sad to discover that the Shirlington location served cardboard cheese pizza now. Maybe it was because it was delivery, but I was rather disappointed with their cheese pizza … Continue reading

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Bob & Edith’s Diner, South Arlington

I’ve been up at the crack of dawn numerous times of late, and since I basically refuse to eat fast-food, that leaves me with precious few options for breakfast. However, I have had three different breakfast sandwiches, multiple times each, … Continue reading

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The Dairy Godmother, Del Ray

(Read the Mar 5, 2012 Minibite here.) I was having a relatively rare hell-bent sweets craving the other evening, and had dinner (yes, dinner) at The Dairy Godmother, which was absolutely packed, with a line inside extending all the way … Continue reading

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Osteria da Nino, Shirlington

Osteria da Nino, not Samuel Beckett’s Tavern, is the best restaurant in Shirlington. First, let me add that I went back to Samuel Beckett’s Tavern for a late supper the other evening, and only the bar menu was available. Starting … Continue reading

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Bangkok 54, South Arlington

My disagreement about Bangkok 54 with local critics, as well as with many diners, goes back over ten years, and continues to this very day. At the risk of losing readership, I urge people who think that Bangkok 54 is a superior Thai … Continue reading

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Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastropub, Shirlington

(See the May 28, 2011 Review here.) I stopped into Samuel Beckett’s early Saturday evening, at a time when Shirlington Village was packed outside, but the crowds hadn’t yet made their way into the restaurants there – I took a … Continue reading

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Lost Dog Cafe, North Arlington and South Arlington

(See the Jan 30, 2011 review here.) Twice recently, I’ve had to eat lunch while working (I often do that anyway, but twice recently, I’ve *had* to). My assistant was going to Lost Dog Cafe, and I asked for a … 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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