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#1 DonRocks

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 10:30 PM

While I'm still trying to work out the dcdining.com ethical issues (perceived and actual), for now I've decided to hold it to the same standards as every other business (restaurant, retailer, wholesaler, publication, blog, etc.) on this website, following the unwritten rule that it's okay to post about yourself "around twice a month."

I'm convinced that people here want to know what businesses are up to, but are repelled by the notion of shilling.

This all may change at some point, but for now, while I'm struggling to find some balance, this seems like a reasonable interim solution.

Click here (or on the individual restaurants) for my reviews from:

MoCA Asian Bistro
Palena Cafe
Mother's Macaroons
Tackle Box
Chicken Loco
Proof
Blue Ridge
Z-Burger
Sol de España
Goldberg's New York Bagels
Champion Billiards
Acadiana
Shorty's Deli
The Sweetest Chef
The Chesapeake Room
Ravi Kabob House I
PS7's
Happy Family
New Heights
Java Coast
Pizzeria Orso
Unique Bakery
Buck's Fishing and Camping
Passage to India
So's Your Mom
Jammin Java
Shang Hai Best Deli
Kababji Grill

Since this is all in very much of a protean state, I'd really appreciate any comments, feedback, or suggestions - feel free to PM me and express your thoughts without pulling any punches.

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P.S. I'd also ask that any public comments or followups about the specifics of the reviews are written in the restaurants' own threads, rather than here. (Each of the individual posts on DCDining links to its corresponding dr.com thread (if there is one), so it's always just a click away).

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 06:20 PM

Happy New Year, everyone!

Here's how I ended my 2010 (click on the individual restaurants to view the full review, and please cut, paste, and respond in the Restaurants and Dining forum):

Elephant Jumps
The Swiss Bakery
American Flatbread
Bakeshop
Yuraku
Birch & Barley
Yola
Indique Heights
Breeze
The Tombs
Willow
Mia's Pizzas
Bánh Cuốn Thăng Long
Restaurant Eve
Mezè
Slaviya
Cali Yogurt
Old Cairo
District Taco
Mitsitam Cafe
Panjshir
Don Pollo
New Heights
Gom Tang E
Ravi Kabob I
Ledo Restaurant
Ardeo + Bardeo
Jackie's
EatBar
Northside Social
Haandi
Ray's The Steaks

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Posted 15 January 2011 - 02:38 PM

The first meals of 2011:

Hong Kong Palace (x2)
Dino
Casa Nonna
Public Bar
Rumors
Famous Luigi's
Food Matters
Pupatella
Toby's Homemade Ice Cream and Coffee
Nizam's
Molly's Yogurt
Pho 75
Il Pizzico
York Castle
Phở Hòa Bình
Public House No. 7
River Falls Seafood Co.
Corduroy
Fast Gourmet
Town & Country Lounge
Daily Grill
Vidalia

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 06:39 PM

Some Reviews from the second half of January:

Bangkok Golden
Cashion's Eat Place
Corduroy
Vidalia
Joe's Amazing Burgers
Mussel Bar
Maple Ave Restaurant
The Pure Pasty Co.
Ba Bay
Ripple
Palena Cafe (x2)
District Taco
Lost Dog Cafe
Backyard Barbecue
Pupatella (x2)
New Heights
Cava Mezze Grill

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:52 PM

Some Reviews from the first half of February (sorry - it's been a busy, busy month, and I just haven't had the chance to write enough).

Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe
Mio
Ristorante Murali
Pesce
Toscana Green
Nava Thai
Busboys & Poets
Kushi
Sabai Sabai Simply Thai
Famous Luigi's
Matchbox
Volt
Pizzeria Orso
Fast Gourmet
Sou'Wester

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 05:08 PM

Some Reviews from the second half of February:

McLean 1910
Sabai Sabai Simply Thai
Pizzeria Orso
Bulls & Bears
Schmankerl Stube
Qdoba
RedRocks
Estadio
Alto Plaza
Marx Cafe
Radius Pizza (x2)
Panjshir
Sou'Wester

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 10:30 PM

Reviews from March, Part One:

Tabard Inn
Bayou Bakery (x2)
3 Bar and Grill
ChurchKey
El Pike
Crisp & Juicy
Kinkead's
Central Michel Richard
Taqueria Poblano
Tosca
Ardeo + Bardeo
Palena Cafe
Hook
Fujiya House
Clare and Don's Beach Shack

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 01:40 PM

Reviews from March, Part Two:

Brabo Tasting Room
Potenza
Restaurant Eve
Edo's Squid
Buz and Ned's Real Barbecue
Afghan Grill
Super Pollo
Evening Star Cafe (x2)
District Taco
Thai Noy (x2)
Medium Rare
2 Amys
Sushi-Ko (x2)
Bravo! Bravo!
X.O. Taste (x2)
Argia's

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 11:18 AM

Reviews from April, Part One:

Il Canale
Baked & Wired
Brasserie Beck (x2)
KBQ
P.J. Clarke's
House of Fortune
Burapa Thai (x2)
Burger 7
Acadiana (x2)
Kora
La Caraqueña
Gom Ba Woo
Equinox

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:04 PM

Reviews from April, Part Two:

The Atlas Room (x2)
Present
CityZen (x2)
Vidalia (x2)
Bourbon
Ruffino's Spaghetti House
Tachibana (x2)
Black Market Bistro
2 Amys (x2)
Market Salamander
Pizzeria Orso

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 09:31 PM

Reviews from May, Part One:

Dixie Bones
Wu's Garden
BBQ World
Brightwood Bistro
Matamoros
Negril
Pupuseria y Taqueria La Miguelena
Comet Ping Pong
Cuba de Ayer
Bourbon
Kenny's
The Bagelry
Cowboy Cafe
Heritage Asia
Dickson Wine Bar
Mark's Duck House
The Majestic
Jaleo
Mad Fox Brewing Company

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 04:24 PM

Reviews from May, Part Two:

Freddy's Lobster and Clams
Wagshal's
Bibiana
The Pure Pasty Co.
Pizzeria Orso
Ray's Hell Burger
Blue 44
Bistro Cacao
Ulah Bistro
Medium Rare
Pupatella
PS7's
Samuel Beckett's Irish Gastropub
Chubby's Southern Style Barbecue
Surfside
Masa 14

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 05:01 PM

Reviews from June, Part One:

Maoz Vegetarian
Casa Oaxaca
China Canteen
Blanca's
Eamonn's - A Dublin Chipper
Trummer's on Main
Zentan (x2)
Cafe Taj
Virtue Feed & Grain
Fast Gourmet
Bistro LaZeez
Estadio
Adour

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 09:58 PM

Reviews from June, Part Two:

Freddy's Lobster and Clams
Diya
Hee Been
Pupatella (x3)
Saveur India
Ray's Hell Burger Too
Fiola
Willow
Himalayan Heritage
3 Bar and Grill
Comet Ping Pong
The Garden Kitchen

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 10:18 PM

Reviews from July:

Salt and Pepper
Wild Chicken
Me Jana
Graffiato
Mark's Duck House
Mala Tang
Pasa Thai
Station 4
Indianapolis, IN
Thai Noy
Tragara
CakeLove
Backyard Barbecue

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 11:03 AM

Mourir de ne pas mourir: le début

ABaC
US Airways
Medium Rare
Palena Cafe
Ray's The Steaks

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 10:54 AM

A Vegetarian in King's Dominion, Implied Asterisk

Masala Art
Delhi Club
Indian Ocean
Thai Noy
Argia's
Piero's Corner
King's Dominion
Zaytinya
Quill

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 01:43 PM

dcdining.com's holiday tribute to our members.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 01:53 AM

And an encore performance by the best, most knowledgable group of food writers in the DC area.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:03 AM

And the third in the trilogy.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:04 AM

Little Serow: Minibites, January 1, 2012 - January 7, 2012

Old South Mountain Inn
Spice X-ing
Jake's American Grille
Modern Times Coffee House
Food, Wine, & Co.
District Kitchen
Pizzeria Orso
Dominion Deli
The Bayou
Little Serow
Villa Bella
BTS (Burger, Tap, & Shake)
Hollywood East Cafe

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:18 AM

The Little Grill Worker-Owned Collective: Minibites, January 8, 2012 - January 14, 2012

The Swiss Bakery
Hong Kong Palace
Andrene's
The Source
The Queen Vic
Wilson Tavern
The Little Grill Worker-Owned Collective
Earth And Tea Cafe
Element

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:49 AM

Corduroy: Minibites, January 15, 2012 - January 21, 2012

Et Voila!
Northside Social
Smoke and Barrel
Cedar
Freddy's Lobster and Clams
Red Hook Lobster Pound
Trummer's on Main
Luke's Lobster
Corduroy

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:06 AM

Little Serow: Minibites, January 22, 2012 - January 28, 2012

Pearl Dive
Kotobuki
Yechon
Old Europe
Little Serow
Kaz Sushi Bistro
La Caraqueña
Bollywood Bistro

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:19 AM

New Heights: Minibites, January 29, 2012 - February 4, 2012

Teavana
Pesce
New Heights
X.O. Taste
Artie's
2 Amys
La Chaumière
Crisp & Juicy

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:27 AM

Masala Art: Minibites, February 5, 2012 - February 11, 2012

Masala Art
St. Arnold's Mussel Bar
Pupatella
Victoria Gastro Pub
Earl's Sandwiches
Maple Ave. Restaurant
PassionFish

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:58 PM

Addie's: Minibites, February 26, 2012 - March 3, 2012

Fishnet
Han Gang
Joe Squared Pizza
Del Ray Pizzeria
The Dairy Godmother
Addie's
The Italian Store
The Pure Pasty Company

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:45 AM

Adour: Minibites, March 4, 2012 - March 10, 2012

Härth
Kushi
Pie-Tanza
Arax Cafe
Adour
El Manantial
Saint Michel Bakery
Bayou Bakery

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