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Article "How to Eat Annandale, Washington DC's Ultimate Koreatown"

Love Kogiya and Shilla, but it's really abbreviated as to all the goodness in Annandale.

Fresh Figs?

Bake them wrapped in bacon and drizzle with basaltic!

Fresh Figs?

I bought some at Trader Joe's in Old Town about two weeks ago.

Where to get a pig head in the DMV?

I've seen them in the butcher case at Jumbo Food in Oxon Hill every time I've been there.

Where can I get rabbit meat

Grandmart on Duke Street sells it.

Where to get curing salt around here?

I've gotten in at Sur La Table, although it was part of a kit.

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy Spring has finally sprung, May 2015 edition! [OLD]

I got the Thug Kitchen for Christmas and several recipes like the chili and tacos have made it into my regular rotation. Did not like the biscuits and gravy@!

May 07, 2015
ambergersa in Home Cooking


I got ramps at the Old Town Alexandria farmer's market this past weekend. very fresh and great flavor. They said they anticipated having them next week, also.

April 2015 COTM: POLPO - Chapters 1 & 2, Cich├Ęti & Breads

I have the pizza oven, and it is amazing. Cooks the crusts perfectly.

Apr 15, 2015
ambergersa in Home Cooking

Kapnos Taverna

I should have ordered it! I must return. BTW, my son thought the feta spread was salty, and I thought it was perfect!

Kapnos Taverna

Really? I was tempted to try it but got scared. Was it really salty?

Kapnos Taverna

We went to Kapnos Taverna on Saturday and I was duly impressed. I really like Graffiato, so I was worried that my expectations were too high. We got the trio of dips, delicious flatbread and hummus that was the best I have ever had, along with a feta dip and a lentil. All very good. zucchini bites were fired perfectly and had a great yogurt sauce. Octopus was smoky and tender. Oysters were extremely fresh and well shucked. Gyros were smoky and on to-di-for bread. Highly recommend it.

India chicken

My international store sometimes calls silkies, or black chickens, India chicken. Regardless, they are delicious.

Feb 25, 2015
ambergersa in General Topics

Kogiya in Annandale

I liked it a lot. So much that I had to go back a second time. Nice beef, not fatty, loved the potato salad, miso pork was tender and flavorful.

Good hoagies in Northern VA or general DC area?

New York Deli Italian Restaurant, 13700 Old Brandywine Road Brandywine, MD 20613. It was huge, salty, meaty and complex, everything I like in an Italian hoagie.

Mazagan, Moroccan in Arlington - Report

You are right! Thanks for letting me know!

Mazagan, Moroccan in Arlington - Report

Really? I was driving past it on my way to El Pollo Rico last Sunday and it looked open.

Mazagan, Moroccan in Arlington - Report

There's Taste of Morroco on Wilson Blvd in Clarendon.


Harris teeter sells them.

Good basic breakfast in NoVa?

We always go to Harold and Cathy's in Dumphries or S&G in Quantico town. Both are 50s throwbacks with substantial amounts of food.

Ihop for birthday dinner.

You definitely should go, if that's what you want! I got some kind of omlette sandwich ther e last week and it was pretty ok.

Nov 19, 2014
ambergersa in Chains

Where can I find Saba in Northern VA?

I was cooking through Mike Isabella's cookbook and ended up getting it at the Italian Store, off Route 50.

Please check out my food blog

I agree about not hearing enough about you, your attitudes, what's making you happy, and what you want. Otherwise, I will definitely read your blog. I tried blogging for about 10 months, but lost enthusiasm. Hope you live long and prosper!

Oct 23, 2014
ambergersa in Food Media & News

Sonic Drive-In Is it worth seeking out?

No, there's one in Fredericksburg, VA.

Oct 16, 2014
ambergersa in Chains

ISO - NoVA area suckling pig to roast - Please help

If you are up to going to Clinton MD (about 10 miles from the Wilson Bridge) BK Miller's always has suckling pig!

Lebonon bologna

I was in Central PA and neglected to buy Lebonon bologna. Where can I can some in the DMV?

3-5 (Worldwide) Chains You'd Like on Your Turf

We have Nando's Peri-Peri in the DC metro area. There is one a couple of miles from my house!

Feb 11, 2014
ambergersa in Chains

Casual lunch with business partner near Quantico

I go down there a lot for business. I'm totally smitten by the Bier Garten, Roadhaus Eatery and Bier Garten
3925 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Stafford, VA. 22554
Phone: (703) 221-1375


Thanks!! Did not know it existed,but will check it out soonest!!


Thanks! I'm thinking of going to a place in Hollidaysburg that I googled this weekend.

Aug 27, 2013
ambergersa in Pennsylvania