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Brunch in Tyson's Area

I'd love to get recommendations for casual Sunday brunch in the Tyson's area. Is Cafe Deluxe still there? Is it any good? Not looking for anything elaborate, just a place where 4 old schoolmates can catch up. Thanks!

Cafe Deluxe
1800 International Dr Ste B, Mc Lean, VA 22102

Jun 21, 2011
ATM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Food Suggestions In Cambridge, MD

I will be vacationing in Cambridge, MD with extended family from June 25-July 2 and would appreciate casual dining in as well as carry out options. We are especially interested in solid pizza and sandwich places. Our house will be near the Hyatt Chesapeake Bay resort.

Thanks in advance!

Jun 19, 2011
ATM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Pizza and Deli in Cambridge, MD


My extended family will be renting a house in Cambridge, MD at the end of June and I would love recomendations for good carryout pizza and maybe a deli that does casual catering in the area. I believe the house will be near the Hyatt Resort.

Come to think of it, I would also love to know if there are any good places to grab a drink at night.

Thanks in advance!

May 16, 2011
ATM in Mid-Atlantic

Grouper N Chips in Naples

Sorry--I'm referring to the one on 41 near downtown. I thought there was some sort of medical center across the road. Thanks for the clarification, RevrendAndy!

Mar 29, 2011
ATM in Florida

Grouper N Chips in Naples

Does anyone know if Grouper N Chips (across from the hospital) has new management? My snowbird parents have been going there for years and have never had a bad meal there until this visit. They went twice over the past two weeks and were grossly disappointed each time. My dad said the grouper tasted like they were using frozen fish. My mom had shrimp that was inedible.

My dad doesn't always have the most discerning palate, but he knows his grouper. He usually eats at G N' C 6-7 times over a two week vacation.

They also mentioned that they didn't recognize anyone working there (which they usually do).

Does anyone have some insight here?

Mar 29, 2011
ATM in Florida

Good Meatball Sub in NOVA or DC?

Can anyone recommend a good meatball sub in Northern Virgina or DC? My ideal sandwich would have nicely toasted bread (but not so hard that it cuts the roof of my mouth), lots of tangy tomato sauce, and flavorful meatballs.

I've tried the Italian Store, Vace, Faccia Luna, Pie-Tanza, Listrani's and they range from decent to mediocre. My husband is from New York and I've had some great subs in NY and NJ, but nothing seems to compare here.

Has anyone tried Goody's?

Thanks for your input!

Italian Store
3123 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22201

Faccia Luna
823 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Listrani's Restaurant
6808 Old Dominion Dr, Mc Lean, VA 22101

2503 N Harrison St, Arlington, VA 22207

7601 Airpark Rd Ste A, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Feb 12, 2011
ATM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Naples--Rossopomodoro and Sophia's??

I'm visiting Naples next month and would love to get some feedback on Rossopomodoro and Sophia's. I searched the archives and most of the RP reviews are a year old.

Any feedback would be great, but I'm especially interested in the pasta dishes at both restaurants.


Jan 25, 2011
ATM in Florida

BBQ Bandidos--Food Truck in Rosslyn

Has anyone tried BBQ Bandidos yet?

Here's some info from Arlnow.com...

Oct 18, 2010
ATM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Dessert After Lupa

I am looking for recommendations for a place to stop in for dessert after dinner at Lupa. I suspect we'll be full after our meal, so we'll likely walk around in the Village and will want to grab something small--maybe gelatto, chocolate truffles, cookie, pastry, macaroon, etc. I would appreciate any suggestions. If it matters, we're going on a Monday at the end of the month.


170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

Aug 05, 2010
ATM in Manhattan

Clo Wine Bar

I'm looking for feedback on Clo Wine Bar in the Time Warner building. I checked the CH archives and didn't see much. I get the concept and understand that the pours are small and expensive, but I love the idea of trying different wines without committing to a whole glass. I'm wondering if the atmosphere is comfortable and if it is worth a visit.

My husband and I are visiting NYC at the end of August and only have a limited time to go out for drinks. Alternate wine bar suggestions would also be appreciated.

Jul 10, 2010
ATM in Manhattan

Dinner at Boucherie--What is your favorite dish?

I'm visiting NO in 10 days and will be having dinner at Boucherie. I'd love to hear what your favorite dish is there. I'm not a seafood lover, so I'm attracted to the Wagyu Brisket and the Pulled Pork Cake. Any opinions?

8115 Jeannette St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Apr 04, 2010
ATM in New Orleans

Any nice sports bars in NOVA?

Hard Times in Clarendon recently added an upstairs sports bar. They have a large bar where you could sit and watch games alone as well as tables and TVs all over the place. I watched one of the NFL playoff games there and it was packed and rowdy, but I imagine that things would be toned down for regular season hockey games. They sponsor bus trips to Caps games, so I'm sure they attract a hockey crowd.

Feb 01, 2010
ATM in Washington DC & Baltimore

District Taco Donating Profits to Haiti on Monday

If you've been thinking about trying out the District Taco cart that frequents Rosslyn and Crystal City, tomorrow is a good day to stop by. They are donating all of their profits to the relief efforts in Haiti.

From Facebook:

Don't forget tomorrow all our sales will go to the Haiti people! So come and make this happen. DTaco might be small but our heart is big!!!!


I've eaten their lunch special twice and have loved it. Their main business is breakfast burritos, but I haven't tried them yet (I'm not a huge fan of eggs). Their food is fresh and the owner couldn't be nicer. They will be in Rosslyn tomorrow beneath the huge news ticker.

Jan 24, 2010
ATM in Washington DC & Baltimore

ISO Bake-At-Home Cinnamon Rolls in Arlington area

I'm seeking recomendations for tasty cinnamon rolls that I can buy either fresh or frozen and bake them at home to serve on Christmas morning. I live in North Arlington, so I would prefer somewhere close, but I'm willing to travel for quality treats. Thanks!

Dec 13, 2009
ATM in Washington DC & Baltimore

ISO Great Olive Bread in DC/nearby suburbs

I just had some delicious olive bread last week from Best Buns in Shirlington. It was a sourdough base with pieces of Kalamata olives and herbs throughout. Good stuff.

Sep 22, 2009
ATM in Washington DC & Baltimore

New Pizza Place in Lee Heights Shopping Center in Arlington?

I drove by the shop today and see that it is called Homemade Pizza Co. I couldn't stop to get details on opening dates, but it looked like they had a good amount of construction to complete still.

I see on their website there is another one on Mass Ave in DC.


Aug 28, 2009
ATM in Washington DC & Baltimore

New Pizza Place in Lee Heights Shopping Center in Arlington?

Does anyone know anything about a new pizza place opening in a portion of the old Tree Top Toys space? A friend said she saw something posted on their door, but didn't get any details.

Aug 27, 2009
ATM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Scharfen Berger Chocolate

The Curious Grape in Shirlington carries several varieties of their chocolate.


Aug 19, 2009
ATM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Babbo Pasta Tasting Menu

I'm a DC Chowhound that will be visiting in August and am looking for feedback on the Babbo Pasta tasting menu. I searched the archives, but most of the reviews are several years old. I'd love to know if the quality is still good and if you recommend the wine pairings to go with it.

I understand that it may be difficult to get reservations, but I am going to call 30 days ahead and hope for the best.

Thanks NYC 'hounds!

Jul 24, 2009
ATM in Manhattan

good stromboli in northern virginia?

I like the stromboli and calzones at Faccia Luna. I always ask for extra sauce on the side for dipping.

Jun 16, 2009
ATM in Washington DC & Baltimore

ISO: Chinese Dumplings

I would love some recommendations for good Chinese dumplings. I live near Rosslyn/Courthouse, so places in that area are preferable, but I am willing to travel if necessary. I like the dumplings at Chinatown Express, but it can be a pain to get to.

Thanks in advance.

May 06, 2009
ATM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Where to buy real Tim Tams (Arnott's, not Pepperidge)?

I've seen (and purchased) them at 2 World Markets in VA. YUM! It's been a while since I've looked for them, though.

Nov 12, 2008
ATM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Opinions of Church Street Pizza in Vienna?

Has anyone been to Church Street Pizzeria in Vienna? It boasts that it has NY style slices. Without getting into the great pizza debate, is the pizza tasty?

Mar 21, 2008
ATM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Cafe Pizzaiolo - new contender for best NY style pizza

Has anyone tried the sandwiches at Cafe Pizzaiolo? Specifically the meatball or sausage?

Nov 27, 2007
ATM in Washington DC & Baltimore

Wine Flights in Manhattan?

I'm a DC Hound who will be in New York at the end of August. I'm looking for a comfortable and fun wine bar where a group of 4-6 of us can get flights of wine. Good food is a plus, but not my primary concern as we will likely go out for drinks after dinner. We're staying at The Dylan by Grand Central, but we're willing to travel. I've seen some posts about Divine Bar, Wined Up, Metro Cafe & Wine Bar. Are these good choices or are there others you would recommend? Thanks for your help!

Aug 06, 2007
ATM in Manhattan

Vosges Chocolate Bacon Bar

The Curious Grape in Shirlington has them. They were featured in a Vosges Chocolate and wine tasting a couple of weeks ago. The bacon bar was paired with a big Argentinean Tempranillo. YUM!

Jul 25, 2007
ATM in Washington DC & Baltimore