Lori Gardner

Been There Eaten That, by Lori Gardner

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Sharing a couple of my latest reviews which includes:

Equinox (it actually appears from the website that Executive Chef Karen Nicolas is now gone. http://beenthereeatenthat.net/2012/12/equinox/

and

Ink in Los Angeles http://beenthereeatenthat.net/2013/01/ink/

Thank you, Lori! Please keep posting - I love reading your reviews. I'm a fan of Tom, but your pictures alone show that Equinox - at least on that night - easily deserves more than 1.5 stars.

[bloggers, in general, please post up to twice a month about your work! Lori has been doing this for awhile now, and it keeps reminding me to read her fine blog.]

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Two new posts to share:

a review of Bethesda's new Wildwood Kitchen: http://beenthereeatenthat.net/2013/02/wildwood-kitchen/

a summary of recent restaurant highs & woes including brief thoughts on Suna's closing (and a link to our discussion here), a woeful experience at Hanoi House, and some highs including a business dinner at Cedar, and a visit to Daikaya: http://beenthereeatenthat.net/2013/03/recent-restaurant-highs-and-woes/

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Here are some updates. It's been awhile since I've shared these:

Mosaic Cafe in Rockville: http://beenthereeatenthat.net/2013/05/mosaic-cusine-cafe/

Baltimore's Pabu: http://beenthereeatenthat.net/2013/04/pabu/

and two posts on NYC restaurants

Empellon Cocina: http://beenthereeatenthat.net/2013/04/nyc-empellon-cocina/

Kin Shop: http://beenthereeatenthat.net/2013/04/nyc-rekindling-friendship-at-kin-shop/

Thanks for reading!

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Some new posts on Been There, Eaten That

Last month's dining adventures included Alinea- the best meal of my life. I share my experience here:

http://beenthereeatenthat.net/2013/06/alinea/

Also, I am guessing there aren't too many kosher participants on this site, but here's a kosher spot in Philly that merits a visit:

http://beenthereeatenthat.net/2013/05/citron-and-rose/

and finally, my most recent post is about Daikaya in DC.

http://beenthereeatenthat.net/2013/06/daikaya/

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As evidenced by the long list of restaurant openings on this board, it's hard to keep up. My most recent blog posts focus on the 14th Street additions of Le Diplomate, Ghibellina, and Etto.

Le Diplomate

http://beenthereeatenthat.net/2013/06/le-diplomate/

Ghibellina and Etto

http://beenthereeatenthat.net/2013/06/four-new-dc-hot-spots/

plus...a welcome renovation to Persimmon in Bethesda.

http://beenthereeatenthat.net/2013/06/persimmon/

Thanks for reading!

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It's been a busy summer.  Thought I would share some of my recent posts:

 

My first post about Masala Art was three years ago and focused on some very incompetent service.  On a recent visit, I was better able to focus on the food:

http://beenthereeatenthat.net/2013/09/masala-art-2/

 

I also made a return visit to Trummer's on Main, where despite some literal bumps in the road we enjoyed some very good dishes:

http://beenthereeatenthat.net/2013/08/trummers-on-main-2/

 

I loved the robust flavors of the food at 14 Global in Bethany Beach.  I'm hearing great things from some readers who made visits after reading my review:

http://beenthereeatenthat.net/2013/08/14-global/

 

I also wrote about restaurants in Atlanta and New York which can be found on my blog under reviews by locale, around the US. 

 

 

 

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Two new restaurants...two new posts. (and the key word here seems to be TWO).

 

I made two visits to Doi Moi within a few days of each other, and had two sightings of Supreme Court Justices.

 

http://beenthereeatenthat.net/2013/11/doi-moi/

 

I fell hard for Rose's Luxury, and am anxious for a second visit.

 

http://beenthereeatenthat.net/2013/11/roses-luxury/

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Lori’s review of 8407 Kitchen Bar. Yes, she gives us a shout-out here, but Lori has been a treasured member of this community for a long time now, and I like her reviews very much - there’s a certain “coming of age” quality to them that I find genuine and real.

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thanks, Don for your kind words and your support, which I value.  but I'm pushing 60.  How old to I have to be before I'm "of age?"

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On August 1 Been There, Eaten That turned four years old.  I still feel like the little engine that could, but I appreciate all the support from Don and the members here.  Please give me a follow at beenthereeatenthat.net and @foodobsessed6 on Twitter.

 

Thanks!

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Lori, a suggestion: I was reading through your Maketto post, and it would have been nice to compare the price of your steamed buns against the ones I got the othe night at Yona. Nothing more than that.

 

Cheers,

Don

 

I actually wrote the Maketto post before dining at Yona. I'll be working on that post next.  I didn't pay that much attention to the prices between the two- both restaurants seemed reasonable-  particularly given the quality of the food.

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I wanted to give Lori's blog another shout-out because I think it's underrated. Other folks should feel free to do the same about their favorite food blogs in this town, about which I'm largely ignorant, and would prefer not to be.

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