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One dish at Grace Garden

I'm going away for a month flying out of BWI. I have some fave dishes at GG, but wondering if there's any votes for specifics. This will be on either Friday or Saturday, mid-day either way. TIA.

Jan 30, 2014
Dennis S in Washington DC & Baltimore

xmas stollen?

I'd start with the German Gourmet.

Dec 19, 2013
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Shopping advice in Arlington/DC

I'll start you off with the German Gourmet at Baileys XRoads, and AmerIca Seafood in North Arlington. Bangkok 54 on Columbia Pike near Glebe used to be a decent small Asian market. I haven't been in a while, though.

Dec 19, 2013
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What's in Leesburg

Second Lightfoot. Would add Windy City Redhots. Would also add Ford's Fish Shack even though it's in Ashburn (but still close enough in my mind).

Dec 06, 2013
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Need Good Eats by Baltimore Airport

Third Grace Garden, and really it's fairly close.

I'd also add Snyder's Willow Grove - American fare with a time travel aspect to the decor.

Dec 06, 2013
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Your Favorite Ethnic Dives in DC Area?

Congrats, welcome, and thanks for the input!

Nov 26, 2013
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Thanksgiving near Air & Space at Dulles?

It's a good bet that either Szechuan Village or 100 Degree would be open - good Sichuan either way (at SV order off the menu, not the buffet).

I wonder if Amphora in Herndon would be open.

Nov 21, 2013
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Ben's Best Time of Day?

Kinda like Gray's Papaya.

Nov 15, 2013
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Saturday dinner in Leesburg

We had mediocre service to start a meal once. I talked with the maitre d' and everything was fixed. The food for us has never been off, but I understand it can be at any given time.

Nov 13, 2013
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Saturday dinner in Leesburg

I think Lightfoot has veggie fare. It's a great place overall, imo.

Nov 13, 2013
Dennis S in Washington DC & Baltimore

What's in DC that's not in LA?

I'm just saying that for the most part, even in those months you're probably not getting anything from the Bay. So with that in mind, what does it really matter?

Nov 10, 2013
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What's in DC that's not in LA?

Sad to say, you can get steamed crabs all year. They're not MD or VA and they're usually not that even in season.

But still, a great idea and I upvote!

Nov 08, 2013
Dennis S in Washington DC & Baltimore

New Fries Size At Five Guys!

I think they changed this policy but when they first started franchising, the franchisee had to at least be able to support 5 stores. I think that at first you had to open 5 stores, then they tweaked that policy and I believe they finally did away with it.

At any rate, for growth, it's not a bad way to go.

Nov 06, 2013
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Anything But Mall Food Around Crystal City Doubletree?

Just had lunch again at Athenas Pallas on 22nd. They have free parking in their lot. You could pick up your friend, shoot down Eads, park there and drive back. Nice white tablecloth type of place.

Nov 06, 2013
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Good Hush Puppies - Ashburn or nearby

You may be correct. Like I said, I'm not a hush puppy fan anyway, and assumed they had them.

Nov 05, 2013
Dennis S in Washington DC & Baltimore

Good Hush Puppies - Ashburn or nearby

Have you tried Fords? I'm not a hushpuppy guy, but their other food is great.

Nov 05, 2013
Dennis S in Washington DC & Baltimore

best brunch herndon va

If it's nice outside, you can dine al fresco at Cafe Montmartre at Lake Anne in Reston. They tend to put on a nice brunch.

Amphora for more traditional fare. Virginia Kitchen for down home cooking. Avoid the Reston Clyde's - service is appalling.

Nov 01, 2013
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Midweek breakfast, Capital Hill area

I've only been to the one downtown. A foodie friend also goes for breakfast (regularly) but says everything else suffers.

Oct 30, 2013
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Good Barbecue and Southern Sides in Northern Virginia: Q Company

Too bad. In Lynchburg they'd be up against the Silver Pig, which is strong Carolina pulled pork.

Oct 30, 2013
Dennis S in Washington DC & Baltimore

Midweek breakfast, Capital Hill area

Founding Farmers gets a bad wrap on here, but only for lunch or dinner. Breakfast is very good there, imho.

Oct 29, 2013
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Good Barbecue and Southern Sides in Northern Virginia: Q Company

Sounds intriguing. On the beans, have either of you had the beans at Smokin' Joe's outside of Gainesville. It's been a few years for me, but I put the beans in the same category mentioned for this place. Just wondering how it compares.

Oct 29, 2013
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New Taco In Town - Taco Bamba (Falls Church)

TECC is fully family run. Jose runs the counter, his Mom works the grill and his Dad is around providing support as well. And I find his offerings consistent.

Oct 27, 2013
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Rehearsal dinner in or near Leesburg

I wanted to rec Lightfoot but wondered about seating capacity. Certainly worth a look by the OP.

Oct 24, 2013
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Spanish Chorizo in DC/NOVA

The market at Pershing and Washington in Arlington.

Oct 24, 2013
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Cheap-Eats Recommendations

He always had a line at the trailer any time of day. That's why I first stopped - I always drove by him and he always had a line. I got two tacos to go, ate them on my porch, and drove back to get two more!

Oct 24, 2013
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Altacalt Mex/salvadorian on Columbia Pike

Good to hear they're still doing well. I lived near there over a decade ago and went often, but haven't been in some time.

Oct 20, 2013
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Suggestions for a Christmas Day lunch in NoVa?

El Manantial in Reston might be an option - but a call is suggested.

Oct 01, 2013
Dennis S in Washington DC & Baltimore

Solo dining - Pentagon City or Yellow/Blue line

The Kosary is very good, as is the falafel (though made with chickpeas, not fava). This past week they rolled out another Egyptian bean dish - basically a hummus type thing with a bunch of fresh veggies.

The schwarma is good albeit a tad greasy. Someone on the board posted one time that the cheesesteak was good. Might be alkapal - but someone who I generally trust. I haven't tried it myself. The main owner is fantastically friendly, there's generally very nice music playing and there are a number of tables. For days like we've had recently it's a dream destination.

Sep 28, 2013
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Solo dining - Pentagon City or Yellow/Blue line

Look for any threads on Crystal City as well. Specific to CC would be Jaleo for Tapas, Athenas Pallas for Greek. There's a decent enough pizza place halfway btwn CC and P City, just off of 15th street (forget the name, sorry). There was a good Vietnamese place in P City (Saigon, Saigon I think) but I haven't been in a few months - they had good pho. Excellent Vietnamese can be had in Clarendon just off the metro at Nam Viet.

Sep 26, 2013
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Help finding a "normal" lunch spot for lunch with my parents!

CF Folks - if during the week.

Sep 16, 2013
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