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Midrange "interesting" dinner

Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I'll have to check out all these places in the future but since my friend will be here during Bethesda Restaurant Week (and I'm up in the burbs anyway) I decided to make a reservation at Grapeseed. Probably won't be anything new for her but we'll try some wines too. But I'll see if she wants to make the trip to Granville Moore's or U Street for a lunch though.

Midrange "interesting" dinner

I have a friend coming into town this month and I'd like to take her out someplace nice, but not exorbitantly expensive, like about $50 a person including drinks. She's from New York and has eaten plenty of good food so I'm looking for a place that's a maybe a little different or unique. We'll be doing all the usual sightseeing things, so downtown, Penn Quarter, or even Dupont Circle works. Any suggestions?

Favorite cheesecake recipes

I've been making this Junior's cheesecake recipe for a couple of years now (http://www.cooksrecipes.com/dessert/j...) and while I've been happy with it I've been wondering if there are any other good recipes out there. I've looked at Cook's Illustrated and Food Network and there's a lot of variations in recipes...from 1 to 2.5 lbs of cream cheese, some with sour cream, some with heavy cream, some with only 2 eggs, some with up to 6 eggs and 2 yolks...

So what are everyone's favorite cheesecake recipes? I like a firm but creamy cheesecake (I guess New York style?).

Dec 28, 2007
wrain in Home Cooking

Favorite cheesecake recipes

I've been making this Junior's cheesecake recipe for a couple of years now (http://www.cooksrecipes.com/dessert/j...) and while I've been happy with it I've been wondering if there are any other good recipes out there. I've looked at Cook's Illustrated and Food Network and there's a lot of variations in recipes...from 1 to 2.5 lbs of cream cheese, some with sour cream, some with heavy cream, some with only 2 eggs, some with up to 6 eggs and 2 yolks...

So what are everyone's favorite cheesecake recipes? I like a firm but creamy cheesecake (I guess New York style?).

Dec 28, 2007
wrain in Home Cooking

Top Chef Q & As -- podcasting XML link?

Is there an update on this? I was looking today and wasn't able to find it on iTunes. I know the season's almost over but I have a couple of weeks to catch up on and would love to listen to them on my iPod.

Sep 30, 2007
wrain in Site Talk