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Moqueca food served anywhere in Maryland?

I realize this is a 5 y.o. thread, but the Moquecas at The Grill From Ipanema in DC are great. They do both the Baiana and Capixaba styles, and with fish or various shellfish. Delicious.

http://thegrillfromipanema.com/

Help? From DC, visiting SD, need a GOOD Chinese Restaurant for X-mas day. Mandarin, not Cantonese, please.

ah, okay I'd definitely be up for driving 50 min. to shop for the right ingredients, so that is good to know. very much so.

still, the actual restaurant needs to be closer to Pt. Loma/gaslamp/Coronado.

Dec 16, 2012
pfish in San Diego

Help? From DC, visiting SD, need a GOOD Chinese Restaurant for X-mas day. Mandarin, not Cantonese, please.

Visiting SD from DC. Looking for the right Chinese Restaurant for X-mas day (a la "A Christmas Story" our traditional meal). Fwiw, Children speak Mandarin, not Cantonese. Point Loma/Coronado/Gaslamp/LaJolla.

Dec 16, 2012
pfish in San Diego

Best Steakhouse in SD + other recs

That looks great, thanks!

Jun 12, 2012
pfish in San Diego

Best Steakhouse in SD + other recs

We're staying at a house in Point Loma, but travel distance isn't really a factor. Thanks for all the information. My next question is where to find the best sushi.

Jun 10, 2012
pfish in San Diego

Best Steakhouse in SD + other recs

Thanks, that's a lot to look at. I do remember the Hotel Del - thanks, can't believe I didn't think of it!

Is there a good food truck scene in San Diego, and if so - where to check it out? There's a lot in DC, the easiest way to keep track is Food Truck Fiesta (http://foodtruckfiesta.com/). Could use something similar.

Jun 06, 2012
pfish in San Diego

Best Steakhouse in SD + other recs

I'll be visiting San Diego for a week around Christmas, but apparently have enough AMEX points to pre-pay some restaurant dinners. I love San Diego, loved growing up there, but don't remember any restaurants other than Anthony's.

I see a number of Steakhouses, and am trying to discourage the family from voting for Ruth's Chris (that sizzling platter destroys a good steak, IMHO). I live in DC, and like the Palm here well enough. Not familiar with Rei Do Gado or Gaslamp.

Any San Diego chowhounds with opinions? Goes without saying we need a good wine list and a good bar.

Also, would take recs on other can't miss spots. Thanks in advance for your knowledge and advice!

Jun 06, 2012
pfish in San Diego

French 75

Fair enough, but what about this quote from Gourmet way back in 1960:

For some reason, there is debate about whether this cocktail should be made with Cognac or gin. The first published recipe—gin-based—seems to have appeared in The Savoy Cocktail Book in 1930, but 20 years later David Embury wrote, in The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, “Gin is sometimes used in place of cognac in this drink, but then, of course, it no longer should be called French.” Embury ignores Champagne’s French origins, not to mention the 75-millimeter cannon for which the drink was named. The drink’s surprising firepower makes its name quite appropriate (and “Model 1897” just doesn’t have the same ring).

http://www.gourmet.com/recipes/1960s/...

Aug 10, 2010
pfish in Spirits

French 75

I recently had a cocktail which the restaurant called a "Cocktail 75" - it was delicious, inventive and sophisticated, involving Domaine de Canton & sparkling wine. This prompted me to look up the recipe (and history) of the cocktail which inspired it - the French 75.

Apparently the story about the French 75 as I learned it was that it was invented by an American soldier who served in France during WWI. He learned to love drinking champagne, but felt it didn't have enough kick to it. So he fixed that by adding a shot or two of cognac. The French used a heavy-hitting field artillery piece, a 75mm howitzer and the drink became known by that name.

Whether or not the story is true is actually beside the point. What puzzles me is why some versions of the drink have cognac (yum) and some have gin, which aside from the high alcohol content is nothing like cognac. The gin version sounds more Americanized, which may be neither here nor there.

Which one is correct? If I order a French 75 at a bar, will I get gin or cognac? Or should I specify? And if I'm making the drink at home and I use cognac, do I still need to add the lemon & sugar or is that an addition to make the gin more palatable? Finally, has anyone else ever had the Canton version (which I understand is cognac mixed with ginger extracts)?

Aug 10, 2010
pfish in Spirits

Morton's, Cap Grille and Ruth's Chris. How do you rank them?

Might I suggest The Palm?

Aug 04, 2010
pfish in Chains