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  1. So bummed by this news. With the caveat that my comparison set is basically Red Apron and Stachowski's, I think that SS&B has offered the best charcuterie in the city for several years now. Really sad to see them go.
  2. All I'm saying is I walked the perimeter of the Rockville location today while I was waiting for my food and after I finished. The restaurant is decorated with pictures, mostly of military situations and military personnel. Dozens and dozens of pictures, probably hundreds. And looking at those pictures, you would never guess, as I just learned Googling it, that "Racial and ethnic minority groups made up 40% of Defense Department active-duty military..." The pictures are nearly all of white soldiers (and Marines, Airmen...). I can't comment on the idea of the person responsible being rogue in some way, I'm just saying that's how someone chose to decorate this restaurant. And even if you don't attribute anything nefarious to it, something just felt really off about it to me.
  3. According to their website, Mission BBQ does what it does "for the love of our soldiers, firefighters, police officers, first responders—all our loved ones in service." I applaud their mission. I just wish it was easier to believe, based on the pictures they display on the walls of their Rockville location, that they are interested in honoring non-white soldiers, firefighters, police officers, and first responders as well.
  4. I just tried this place for the first time on Friday, going there at 1pm intending to sit down for lunch but finding every table occupied opted for take-out instead. We enjoyed everything we ordered...very different flavors from the typical north Indian dishes you find in places around here.
  5. Pre-Kennedy Center on a Thursday - Show is at 7:30 PM

    You know what was interesting, the line for sushi taro was much longer than ours for Little Serow. Don't they take reservations?
  6. Goat

    There's a little Bangladeshi grocery store in Arlington called Asia Halal Supermarket (5171 Lee Highway) that carries it. 703-533-0606.
  7. Pre-Kennedy Center on a Thursday - Show is at 7:30 PM

    We went to Little Serow this past Friday night and were maybe 10th in line when we got there at 5. We probably could have arrived 10 minutes later or so and safely gotten into the first seating. I'm sure it's even easier on a weeknight…not the scene it once was (though the meal was superb).
  8. Ice Cream Machines

    Thans, everyone. Our (very small) freezer seems to always be packed, so I think one of the self-contained models with a compressor is for us. The Lebovitz book looks great, too.
  9. Ice Cream Machines

    Any recent purchases people have loved lately? I want to get an ice cream maker for the summer!
  10. Wine Storage Units

    We got our U-line undercounter wine cooler from Watershed Appliance. They seem to specialize in floor models and refurbished units and offer a pretty hefty discount off new in box if you want to go that way. Our unit has only been in place for a few weeks so can't comment on its longevity obviously, but we were happy with their customer service and shipping.
  11. I Want One Of Those

    Just came across this supposedly self-sharpening knife block from Calphalon. Seems like a cool idea, but wondering if anyone has any experience with either their knives or this technology?
  12. Bell's Hopslam Ale - Kalamazoo, MI

    Other Bell's beers are still so good, though. I don't know why Hopslam is different.
  13. Bell's Hopslam Ale - Kalamazoo, MI

    It's still at Red Apron as far as I know, and since they also sell 4oz pours, it's a good opportunity for first-timers to try it and see if you like it without breaking the bank (I saw a 6-pack of cans listed at $24.99 later that same day at Burka's on Wisconsin Ave.) Not to pile on, but to my taste today's Hopslam is 100% hoppy astringency. Any of that honeyed balance that used to be in this brew has been gone for at least a couple of years.
  14. Dim Sum

    I haven't been keeping up with the dim sum scene recently, but we were thinking of going someplace this weekend, and wanted to tap into the collective wisdom here. What's good these days? We'd be willing to go pretty much anywhere.