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  1. Once in awhile we get to stop in on the way to/from the Eastern Shore.... I think it's better than Italian Store in terms of sub quality and variety of hot items (roast chicken, pastas, soup, etc). But, I think pizza is definitely better at Italian Store.
  2. When I was at Montgomery Mall yesterday aroound lunch time, I noticed it wasn't open. It wasn't deserted (i.e. there were still veggies in the fridge and woks resting on the stove) so wondered if they were just taking an extra day or two off for the holidays, but the thought of permanent closure definitely crossed my mind.
  3. This was probably the first "nice" restaurant I went to after graduating college. When I lived in Annapolis during the 1990's I always thought it was the best seafood place in town. Since moving away, I probably haven't been back in a dozen years. When I moved away, I always said the places I missed were this place, Giolitti's Deli, and 49 West.
  4. yes, basically, if you've enrolled in any of the CBP trusted traveler programs, you will get TSA PreCheck. if i recall correctly, Global Entry expedites arriving in the U.S. via airplane. SENTRI expedites land crossings on the southern border, and NEXUS expedites land crossings on the northern border. One of the main things to remember is that PreCheck only applies to U.S. airports (i.e. those whose security are managed by TSA). It generally won't help you with international airport security.
  5. Love this place. Most of their ice cream comes from Great Falls Ice Cream. Apparently they make some small batches in-house, but as Don mentioned upthread, it's not always clear which those are.
  6. I remember when it was just plain old Wakefield Park. Went to elementary school in that pocket of Annandale outside the beltway between LRT and Braddock. If one really wants the authoritative source, there's always the FC zip code map
  7. And everything on the other (north) side of Braddock is Annandale until about Guinea Road, as Don mentions.
  8. I miss Capital Q, particularly at the price point they offered their brisket.
  9. Kyle Bailey is at Sixth Engine now? Even though this place is a couple blocks from work, I only went once, in part because it's not open weekday lunches. But now I have to make a point to hit it up for happy hour once in awhile. See Washingtonian.
  10. Hi Dora - Grill Room. We went about 3 months ago and am thinking of taking mrs rbh there for her 40th birthday.
  11. was at Hong Kong Palace on Monday. Definitely not as busy as on New Year's Day. The side room was closed and the room was maybe a third full around 1230p, so it also seems to not be as busy as a weekend. They advertise that they do push cart 7 days a week. The variety on Monday seemed to be about the same as it was on New Year's. I do need to go back to Mark's and a couple of the other places to compare, but HKP is definitely solid. Genevieve - among the non-pork options, besides the usual shrimp-based options are veggie noodles, singapore rice noodles, braised octopus and fried squid... the string beans at HKP are particularly tasty.
  12. I was at Hong Kong Pearl for the first time on New Years for dim sum and it was very good. It has been years since I've been to Fortune, but it had gone downhill based on that visit. China Garden is ok. Planning to go back to Hong Kong Pearl soon to verify first impressions. It had enough non-shrimp, non-pork for Mrs. rbh to eat so that's always a plus also.
  13. We have routinely gotten birthday cakes from Pastries by Randolph. raspberry and lemon fillings in particular have been very tasty. Ms. RBH loves the dark chocolate mousse cake for her b-day.