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  1. I loved "Miss Everything" the moment I saw it. And I think this is a wonderful portrait of Mrs. Obama.
  2. Jackfruit

    Mmmm. Es Teler sounds good! I'll give it a shot!
  3. Jackfruit

    I bought this on a whim the last time I was at TJ's. It is sitting in my pantry, unopened, because I don't know what to do with it...
  4. This restaurant closed on Jan 31, according to this Eater article and Cafe Ole's tweet.
  5. I just saw this film at the Drafthouse in Arlington, and I loved it. "Lady Bird" and "Get Out" are the two frontrunners for Best Picture for me from what I have seen of the nominees so far. I lived near Sacramento for more than 20 years, so I enjoyed the references to the area. Plus, both of my children attended Catholic school, so this part of the film hit home as well. This is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age film that rings true throughout.
  6. I popped into Streets Market one day after taking a yoga class at Mind the Mat in Del Ray. I needed a couple of things for dinner that night, but I wound up buying much more. Streets is a small store with a really nice produce department, an interesting beer and wine section, and some specialty items, such as a specific chili mix and a black cherry jam that I haven't seen in a store since I moved here from CA. Today I went there for a Carroll Shelby chili seasoning packet to go with some ground venison from Gourmet Butcher, and I ending up buying mochi ice cream and a huge papaya as well. The only thing I haven't bought here is meat, which seems to be the weakest section of the store.
  7. I read in the Washington Business Journal that Orange Anchor has closed and Guapos will be taking over the space.
  8. My sweetheart went to Organic Butcher today, and I became creative in the kitchen. Tonight we enjoyed soy, honey and brown-butter glazed Fluke on a bed of baby bok choy with soy, garlic, mushrooms, red onions and thick-cut English bacon. Yum!
  9. I had a delicious lunch at Muze after a relaxing morning in the hotel's spa. They were about to end lunch service, so the place was nearly empty, and I was given a lovely table overlooking the water. My roasted rockfish ($36), served with a lemony sauce and a lovely corn, lima bean and tomato salad, was outstanding. This was early October, and the flavors were fresh and seasonal. I enjoyed my lunch with a glass of Gloria Ferrer sparkling brut rose ($18). My server apparently wasn't familiar with the Sonoma winery as he asked me if Gloria Ferrer was a winemaker or a designer. The prices were steep--much more than I would normally pay for lunch by myself. But the dish was a delight. The view paid for the dish:
  10. There's a pretty good and very popular restaurant in Crockett, California, called, "The Dead Fish." I didn't go there for years because I found the name so unappealing.
  11. "Dunkirk" was nominated today for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. I can see how it would be impressive to view on the big screen. The other Best Picture nominees I have seen are, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Mo" and "Get Out." Of those three, "Get Out" gets my vote, with "Three Billboards" second. The picture that received the most nominations today, "The Shape of Water," garnered 13. Has anyone seen it? I hope to see it and "Lady Bird" soon.
  12. Does anyone know if the white Korean food cart is still open?
  13. I was shocked by how boring this film is, given the subject. There is zero character development. I couldn't keep the soldiers straight--it was like watching a Star Trek episode featuring nothing but a bunch of "red shirts." The talents of Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance are wasted. Director Christopher Nolan is talented, and his "Inception" is one of my favorite films, but here he misses the mark completely. On a positive note, pop idol Harry Styles can act, and his character Alex gives one of the only speeches in the film that isn't recited in monotone. Sadly, this wasn't enough to redeem this tedious, forgettable film. Matthew Gault's review sums up my impression perfectly (I'm the one who found it!)
  14. Luggage and Suitcases

    I have flown twice since the "ban" with my Away smart luggage, but I had to remove the battery before I checked it.