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I-Thai in Tysons Corner

How is the buffet? Are there any non-spicy items? Thanks!

healthy Indian food near Rockvile or Bethesda

Looking for a source of healthy and hopefully not too expensive indian food near Rockville or Bethesda. Delivery would be great, but I would be will ing to do carry out. Thanks!

Best place to get oranges to be shipped as a gift?

Thanks so much, sunshine! I'm going to order some fruit for our friends and for myself from Dooley Groves.

Dec 13, 2010
exm7 in Florida

Best place to get oranges to be shipped as a gift?

I am looking for a food gift for a health conscious family. I was thinking of the delicious oranges I used to get from groves. Can anyone recommend a place that will ship oranges that are much better than supermarket fruit? Thanks so much!

Dec 13, 2010
exm7 in Florida

red pepper paste in Chinese restaurants -- where to buy?

Where can I buy red pepper paste (with oil) like what is given in Chinese restaurants? Do they sell this in Asian food stores? Can anyone recommend a brand? I'm in North Bethesda. Thanks!

edible flowers

Does anyone know where I can buy edible flowers (small ones to garnish desserts), preferably near Rockville or Bethesda?

pre-made mini pie shells

Does anyone know where I can find these? Pie crust or phyllo dough would be great. Bite size would be ideal, but any "mini" size is good too. Thanks so much!

Memsahib in Rockville, MD

I was there last weekend with a group of 7 people. I thought the atmosphere was fun. They show bollywood dance videos all night, they have a belly dancer, and they have a dance floor. I think most people at the table didn't end up liking it, though. We asked for side plates so we could rest portions away from the communal plates, and we were told no. We were also told we couldn't have napkins or utensils. They didn't provide enough bread through the whole meal, and there was no bread for some courses (unfinished bread was taken away). For people not comfortable with using their fingers to eat from the communal plates, bread is really important to pick things up. Some people ate almost nothing, because they weren't comfortable with the set-up. I thought the food was OK, not great. The only things I really liked were the rice pudding and the tea.

J Gilbert's or Bistro Bistro in Shirlington for a Sunday Brunch private party?

I'm planning a party for 20-30 people for Sunday brunch. Some of my guests have food restrictions, so I thought that going to a place that has a buffet may give us some good variety.

Regarding Bistro Bistro, I've heard good things. They said they could section off an area for us. Will this plan work? I heard it gets crowded and it's hard to walk past everyone sometimes.

Regarding J Gilbert's, we could use their party room. I heard that it can be smoky sometimes. Also, it may be darker than I would prefer for a daytime party.

I would actually prefer something closer to Bethesda, but I didn't see any brunch buffets in my price range (under $25.) Thanks for your suggestions!

Where to buy a box of cute chocolates or sweets?

I would like to bring a cute box of chocolates or sweets to a friend's place. I'm looking for something that appeals to kids. Maybe a spring/animal/Easter theme. Close to Bethesda/Rockville would be ideal, but I'm willing to drive a little. Thank you!

Nice party room for a baby shower in June?

Any suggestions for a party room for a baby shower in June? We'll probably have 20-25 people. Would like to keep the cost under $25/person. A space with lots of natural light would be great, and access to an outdoor patio would be even better. Thank you!

Nice quality breakfast pastries (like croissants) in the Bethesda/Rockville Area?

I'm looking for breakfast pastries (a little nicer than supermarket or Costco). Any recommendations? I like Pralines Bakery in Bethesda, but I'm buying for 20 people, so it's a little pricey. French Confection in Olney is good but it's a little far.

Best wedding food/caterer in the metro DC area?

This is the URL for a forum where people review their wedding vendors. It was really helpful when I planned my reception last September. I used Basikneads and had a good experience.

I got my cake from While Foods in Kentlands Gaithersburg. Mike, the manager, was so nice. It cost $3/serving and they did lots of simple sugar flowers for no extra charge. I also got mini-dessert trays. It was hard for me to find a place who did these. Whole foods did a great job with these too.

Rubio Balsamic Vinegar or other great balsamic vinegar sold locally?

I love Rubio balsamic vinegar, which is a 12 year aged balsamic vinegar of Modena, Italy. I only know of mail order places in Boston that sell it for $32-38/bottle. Does anyone know of a local place that sells this brand? If not, does anyone have any recs for aged balsamic vinegar. This is delicious, rich, sweet vinegar made with grape must. I read that Villa Manodori vinegar is almost identical to Rubio. Thanks!

Any grocery stores/seafood shops selling sushi grade fish near Rockville/Bethesda?

I've been making sushi at home with fish from H Mart in Wheaton. Tuna has been poor quality lately, so we only make salmon sushi now. Does anyone know of other grocery stores or seafood shops that sell sushi grade fish? I'm willing to drive up to 30 minutes from the Rockville/Bethesda area. Thanks!

Reviews of Sunday Brunch at Nineteen?

Thanks so much for your answers! We went and had a great time. I really enjoyed the oysters and sushi. I had 8 mini-desserts, which was great fun. We spent 2 hours there in total. The service was excellent.

Sep 09, 2007
exm7 in Pennsylvania

Reviews of Sunday Brunch at Nineteen?

Can anyone help? How is the raw bar quality (that's the main draw for me)? Thanks!

Aug 30, 2007
exm7 in Pennsylvania