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Fine Family Chirstmas/eve Dinner?

I'm looking to bring the whole family out for a nice Christmas or Christmas eve dinner, so small children will be present. I've seen that nicer places might be welcoming to families for a holiday dinner as I've noticed a few fine restaurants have a prix fix kids menu for Christmas / Christmas eve dinner.
Any suggestions on fine dining that would not be appalled by a whole family (including a 3yo and newborn) for a special holiday meal?
NoVa would be great but DC is fine too.
Thanks!

Dec 09, 2012
CarrotStix in Washington DC & Baltimore

best place to buy fish in NoVa

Where is the best place to buy fresh fish in the NoVa area? Is there a good fish market or a store that has a good reputation? I am near Chantilly/Centreville but am open to ideas in the general area.
Thanks!

Apr 24, 2012
CarrotStix in Washington DC & Baltimore

Buy turmeric root?

I have a few ideas for it... Mainly, I got interested in it bc it's supposed to be great for inflammation, and I wanted to try making tea for my mom who has arthritis, with turmeric and ginger and was hoping the fresh herbs would make it more palatable. My first batch (1.5 inch turmeric and 1 inch ginger, and 1 t agave blended, steeped in 2 C water, and strained, was quite earthy :P
But, the root also has a much fresher flavor than the powder, so I'm excited to see if it gives some new dimension to Indian dishes that call for it.

Jan 02, 2012
CarrotStix in Washington DC & Baltimore

Buy turmeric root?

Awesome info, Thx!

Dec 31, 2011
CarrotStix in Washington DC & Baltimore

Buy turmeric root?

Thanks everyone. I found it at Grandmart in Centreville. It was from Jamaica and 2.99/lb if anyone is interested to compare.

Dec 31, 2011
CarrotStix in Washington DC & Baltimore

Buy turmeric root?

Does anyone know of a store where I can buy fresh turmeric root in Northern Virginia - preferably western Fairfax. I am hoping it will be easy to find, considering all the Asian and Indian grocery stores in the area, but I didn't want to end up on a goose chase if someone on this board happened to know where I should look first.
Thanks!!

Dec 30, 2011
CarrotStix in Washington DC & Baltimore

Best in Chantilly?

What are your favorite places in Chantilly for Korean, Pho, Sushi, and Thai? We need to stick to the Chantilly area.
Thanks!

Aug 01, 2011
CarrotStix in Washington DC & Baltimore

Tampa Area- New England Fried Clams?

Does anyone know where I can get New England Fried Clams (clams with bellies) in the Tampa Bay area? Thanks!

Jun 28, 2010
CarrotStix in Florida