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Your Dish Is Unwelcome Here

Flowers are always great to bring.

Aug 05, 2011
Cher55ox in Features

Trying to Identify a Fruit/Tomato/Grape

That is it. You are a genius! Mille Grazie. Now I just need to find it here in the us.

Sep 21, 2010
Cher55ox in Italy

Trying to Identify a Fruit/Tomato/Grape

We were just in Italy (Florence) and were served a drink with a piece of fruit/tomato? on the rim on the beer.

It looked like a cross between a grape and a tomato or tomatillo (with the outside husk of a tomatillo. Can anyone help us identify this? It was delicious and sweet like a grape, but came in an orange color and had a husk like a tomatillo.


Sep 20, 2010
Cher55ox in Italy

Pizzeria Orso

Wow, where do I start. I cant beleive how bad this restaurant was. Living in Falls Church, we are desperate for new places, but this was probably the worst restaurant I think I have been to.

We checked in for a 45 minute wait (fine, new place, I get it), however there were constantly several tables that were open during our wait. After an hour, I went to check on our number on the list (still even more tables open). I and several other, had to wait over 15 minutes for the hostess to get off the phone. A man even asked her, when she didnt have her back to us, if he could just write his own name down on the list.

OK, finally seated. Our waiter Bruno, the only good thing about the place, gave us the specials, and answered all our questions. We ordered the Bruschetta which was greasy, and the Arancini which was good. We also order a custom pizza with Salami and ham, there was hardly any cheese or sauce, and the Ripieno Salame, which came out so under cooked, and cold that the cheese inside was still in cubes. We asked that they reheat it, and we got the worst burnt unedible mess I have ever seen.

Top to bottom, I have eaten a better meal at a truck stop. Poor Bruno our waiter, was the only good thing about this place. Too bad, since Falls Chuch is in great need of new restaurants.

Eating in the Cinque Terre

Any Recomendations for meals in the towns of the Cinque Terre? We are going in late August. Family of 3 (1 child age 10)

Jun 23, 2010
Cher55ox in Italy

your favorite burgers and beef ribs in washington, DC area ...including Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, Tysons Corner, etc

I love Elevation Burger in Falls Church City off Lee Highway. They also have fantastic fries.
Matchbox too has a good burger.

NYC Hound Coming to DC

Proof is fantastic. Plus the Penn Quarter is fun. Also Bistro Bis is great. Sorry to hear that Videlia went down the tubes, I have been there in a while, and I guess I wont be back.

Bistro Bis
15 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Cold Pasta Salad with Baby Artichokes (Pinninos kin Iscarzofa)

I made this and it was fantastic. I also added toasted pine nuts for a little crunch. Delicious that day and the day after (although there wasnt much left).

Jun 04, 2010
Cher55ox in Recipes

Looking for a Cooking Class In Florence Italy

Hello Foodies:
I am going to be in Florence Italy this summer (August) and am looking for a cooking class to take with my daughter (eats anything - age 9) and two picky (wont eat veggies) eaters. Does anyone have any sucess stories related to this inquiry?
Mille Grazie

Jun 03, 2010
Cher55ox in Italy

Anything to eat in Giverny or should we take a picnic?

I was in Giverny about 2 years ago, they had a small store to purchase Ice Cream (delicious) and beautiful French Country linens. Check the American Museum located nearby to Monet's home. They might have a dining area. FYI, I am not sure how you are getting there, but be wary if you dont do a tour. We did it on our own, and had a very hard time getting a taxi back to the train station to make the last train. Have a great time, it was one of the highlights of my trip.

May 17, 2010
Cher55ox in France