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Bistro 1521, Ballston

On 8/14/2017 at 1:55 PM, DaRiv18 said: We ate there over the weekend, it is worth a visit.  The bar program is biggest strength.  We found the menu, even as it has expanded from the previous iteration, was waaay too pork and chicken-centric, … 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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Pepita Cantina, Ballston

I suppose you could say that Pepita Cantina is being graded on an auto-curve, because immediately before going there, I went to one of its “competitors,” if you could call it that. One important thing to remember about Pepita Cantina … Continue reading

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Earl’s Sandwiches, Ballston

(See the Feb 13, 2012 Minibite here.) FWIW, I think the Angry Catfish Po’ Boy on the March specials list is a strong offering. That Angry Catfish Po’ Boy was on the sandwich sign outdoors last night – it might only … Continue reading

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Mussel Bar & Grille, Ballston

(See the Jan 23, 2011 Review here.) Once more to Arlington. The mussels were very good. The beer was good, although I’m pretty sure my first glass was not what I ordered. I had the opposite problem as agm: the … Continue reading

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Pizza Vinoteca, Ballston

I’m upgrading Pizza Vinoteca to Italic. I didn’t feel like venturing out to lunch today, so I ordered delivery through GrubHub, ordering a House Pizza (a bargain at $8) with tomato, fontina, mozzarella, and basil and a Tarte Flambée ($12) … Continue reading

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Pupatella, Ballston

(See the July 25, 2014, Review here.) For a long time – over a year – whenever I went to Pupatella, both Enzo and Anastasiya were both there, every single time without exception. Then, life for them progressed, they had a … Continue reading

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Pupatella, Arlington, VA

(See the June 21, 2011 Review here.) Confession time. A few years ago, I had called Pupatella the new king of pizza in the DC area, having wrested that (unofficial, but correct) award away from Comet Ping Pong, which had … Continue reading

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Willow, Ballston, VA

(See the December 20, 2010 Review here.) The last time I had dinner at Willow, I swore that on the next visit, I’d break away from the $5 bar menu which had been seducing me for awhile now. Emboldened by … Continue reading

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Willow, Ballston, VA

Every time I go to Willow, I keep wanting to break away from the bar menu, but I can’t: it’s too cheap, and it’s too good. Warm Gruyères Cheese Puffs ($5) with black truffle butter is a huge portion – … Continue reading

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