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  1. I went on Tuesday and also loved it. My friend and I both loved the Bresca French 75. We split the oysters and tea, which were refreshing and slightly briny. Next came the pastrami beets, which I thought were so-so. I like beets and I like pastrami, but I guess I thought the pastrami spicing would be more prominent. I did enjoy the whole package with the whipped feta and the rye toast. This dish reminded me of the topped breads at Tail Up Goat. We LOVED the honey lacquered duck. The duck breast had a crispy, delicious skin, and the duck sausage had a tasty funk. I loved all the sides, too (duck fat beignets with apple butter - duck egg - red cabbage - spaetzel - comte - fall truffles - coriander & lavender honey). Our waiter suggested we have the foie gras PB&J last since it had a sweetness to it, so we followed his advice. What to say -- the foie gras was delicious, and I loved the way it played against the concord grape "jelly" and the warm, fresh madeleines. I have a pretty big appetite, and I was comfortably full after all this. The duck and foie gras were both pretty rich. My only regret was that I didn't get to try any desserts, especially the foie gras cake pops and the banana pudding. Next time! Oh, and Tom says 2.5 stars.
  2. Regardless of your work schedule, even if you bought warm bread at 4pm, the latest possible time, it would only be "warm for dinner" if you ate dinner at 4:15pm. Am I missing something?
  3. Calamari

    I'm from RI, too, and I always love seeing RI-style calamari on distant menus, especially when the menu notes that the squid is from Point Judith or some other specific place!
  4. Prime Rib

    We've always done choice from either Giant or Costco, and we've been happy. We've considered buying prime, but our theory was that since we're slow roasting the meat anyway it didn't make a huge difference. I'm not sure if that's a valid theory or not. I'm sure prime is "better," but we didn't think it was worth the extra cost in this case.
  5. Invasions of Privacy on the Internet

    I was going to say Google has been doing this for awhile with Gmail, but it looks like they stopped earlier this year: https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/23/15862492/google-gmail-advertising-targeting-privacy-cloud-business.
  6. Tail-On Shrimp

    I think the original discussion was in the Florida Keys thread:
  7. I've been to the Rockville location and enjoyed it (it's been a couple of years, though). It's not fine dining or haute cuisine, but it's solid diner food, definitely a step up from many or most diners (especially Tastee Diner -- yuck!).
  8. I've been meaning to try this place for years -- certainly since I moved to Silver Spring in 2014 (although it's a good 20 minutes away from me) -- and I haven't gotten around to it. Thanks for putting it back on my radar.
  9. I have to admit I thought this was just another new Ethiopian restaurant in Silver Spring (and I was annoyed when I saw that ANOTHER Ethiopian restaurant was opening), but now that I know it's actually an Eritrean restaurant I'm interested to check it out. Meleket in Silver Spring is a sweet taste of Eritrean cooking, Tim Carman, Washington Post, 11/28/17
  10. Oh, no! My annual trip to Fairfax is coming up in a couple of weeks (during which I would pick up food from ABC Canteen to bring back to Silver Spring) and they'll already be closed. I'm currently out of town so won't be able to visit before Tuesday. Very sad to learn of their closing.
  11. I've heard it in conversation, though possibly only once. I don't think I'd ever heard it before, so it stuck with me. I took it to mean weird, but maybe I should have taken it to mean suspicious.
  12. They're moving from Wheaton to Takoma Park. I received the following information on a Silver Spring listserv: Seoul Food D.C. restaurant, currently located in Wheaton, MD and formerly a DC area Food Truck, is opening in Takoma Park at 7302 Carroll Ave. Moving from its current location inside an Exxon gas station, the new location will continue to offer the same popular menu consisting of Korean specialties and unique vegan and vegetarian dishes made with seasonal ingredients and augmented by the daily creative additions prepared by owners Anna and J.P. Goree. Seoul Food D.C. enjoys a committed following and this new location will offer expanded seating plus new beer and wine options. Build-out has started with plans to open first quarter 2018. Seoul Food D.C. 7302 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park https://www.seoulfooddc.com/ Contacts: Anna and J.P. Goree seoulfooddc@gmail.com 571-236-4750 or 571-505-3892 I have to admit I haven't eaten their food in awhile, but I'm sad they'll no longer be down the street from my house. Sounds like a good move for them, though!
  13. Did you mean to link to this? I agree -- totally inspiring. I love South Asian food, and this place isn't far from my office. It's been on my radar for years, but I've never tried it. It may be time!
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