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Your last meal

Fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, fried okra, and an iceberg wedge with crumbled bacon and blue cheese. Sweet tea to drink.

Jul 28, 2010
carmstrong07 in General Topics

Death row meal?

I'll kick it off: fried chicken, macaroni & cheese, iceberg wedge/blue cheese salad, and sweet tea.

Jul 28, 2010
carmstrong07 in General Topics

Suggestions for soul food in the DC area?

Sounds great, both on the low country menu and the layout. Thanks.

Jul 26, 2010
carmstrong07 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Suggestions for soul food in the DC area?

Thanks, malveaux!

Jul 26, 2010
carmstrong07 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Suggestions for soul food in the DC area?

Thanks! I'll put Oohs and Aahs on the list and try it this week. Much appreciated.

Jul 26, 2010
carmstrong07 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Suggestions for soul food in the DC area?

I've been wanting to find a good soul food place in the DC area, but haven't had much luck. I don't mean a restaurant that trends upscale like Georgia Brown's, but something similar to the family-owned, low-key places we used to have around Atlanta. Country-fried steak , fried chicken, fried okra, collard greens, corn bread, cobbler, sweat tea... I'll stop now before I salivate all over my keyboard.

Any suggestions? Thanks all.

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Georgia Brown's
950 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Jul 25, 2010
carmstrong07 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Frustration with Ray's Hell Burger.

You should give the new spot a try - they take reservations now, which has good and bad results, but still worth it.

Jul 24, 2010
carmstrong07 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Frustration with Ray's Hell Burger.

Very fair point, alkapal. My main reason for annoyance is that I'm a regular at Guajillo, next door, and the crowd is often times a real inconvenience. Even though I prefer the Five Guys burger, I like Hell Burger's options of bone marrow, cheeses, and other additions that you can't get elsewhere, and hate having to wait in line for 30 minutes behind the person who is there for no other reason than it's the cool place to be.

Re-reading my post, it sounds a bit jackass-ish, which I didn't intend.

Jul 24, 2010
carmstrong07 in Washington DC & Baltimore

Frustration with Ray's Hell Burger.

Look - I love Michael Landrum's restaurants. And I love his dedication to food. But Ray's Hell Burger is over-rated and the people who fill its sidewalks like clogged arteries need to go back home to Ballston and Fairfax.

What was supposed to be a top-grade burger join for folks from the neighborhood has turned into a must-eat destination for everyone who read that Obama recently wen there with some Russian dude.

He's not coming back. At least not while you're there. And frankly, a better burger can be had at Five Guy's.

The sooner Hell Burger stops attracting the Cheesecake Factory crowd, the sooner he opens his long-anticipated Ray's the Game, and we'll all be better for it.

That is all. Good day.

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Ray's Hell Burger
1713 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209

Ballston Cafe
4601 Fairfax Dr Lbby 2, Arlington, VA 22203

Jul 24, 2010
carmstrong07 in Washington DC & Baltimore