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  1. I once saw Living Colour at the Birchmere. You could tell on their faces that they couldn't figure out why the audience was so sedate. I told them at the meet&greet after that it was a "seated show", and all of a sudden lightbulbs went off. KN is right - they should be embarrassed to serve that food, and CHARGE FOR TAP WATER.
  2. Anyone want to join my bracket game? https://bracket2018.mlssoccer.com/#league/standings/3937?code=P5VLZDRH
  3. After a number of visits where the spicy were just kinda spicy, my last two visits to the Rockville location they are again SPICY.
  4. DanielK

    DR Summer picnic -7/29/18 Noon to 5ish

    (Plus me. It took two of us 15 minutes to hack open that freaking egg.)
  5. DanielK

    DR Summer picnic -7/29/18 Noon to 5ish

    Nope. Astrid makes their own blend of cherries soaked in whisky, and it is fabulous.
  6. DanielK

    DR Summer picnic -7/29/18 Noon to 5ish

    Oh, hell yes on the cherry whisky!
  7. DanielK

    DR Summer picnic -7/29/18 Noon to 5ish

    I am definitely in, +3. We will bring some kind of baked goods (my wife's specialty), and some kind of protein/green veggie dish, which will completely depend on what shows up in my CSA bag that week. I also have the "traveling box of DR picnic supplies", which includes pens, nametags, several reusable tablecloths, plus plenty of napkins, silverware, plastic/paper cups. I will do a complete inventory closer to the date to see if we need any paper goods at all to be supplemented. Would also like someone to take ownership of the box after this picnic, as we are doing a big cleanup project in my garage in anticipation of selling the house in a year or so.
  8. DanielK

    DR Summer picnic -7/29/18 Noon to 5ish

    We're still 6 weeks out. People may not have populated the spreadsheet linked above, but it seems to me that at least 9 people have indicated in this topic that they are coming, and I know of a few others that haven't signed off in the topic that are planning on coming.
  9. DanielK

    Chicken: Boneless or Boned, Butchered or Cleaved?

    There's skill with a cleaver, and then there's indifference. A skilled cook can quickly hack chicken using a cleaver into edible pieces.
  10. Why it warms my heart that Tom Power had the foresight to buy the two properties that Corduroy and Baby Wale reside in.
  11. DanielK

    Chicken: Boneless or Boned, Butchered or Cleaved?

    So, there's 3 ways to serve chicken with bones in: Whole pieces of chicken in the traditional butchering (wing, breast, etc.) - not seen often in East Asian restaurants Chopped by a cook that knows what they're doing (a good Chinese restaurant) Chopped by a cook that doesn't care, where you get splinters of bones everywhere and some pieces that are inedible because you can't get to the meat I haven't had the dish in question at Big Wang before, but if it's 3. rather than 2., I can understand the sentiment.
  12. Closed, with no plans to reopen. Family decided to retire rather than renew the lease.
  13. Closed and reopened as Crossroads BBQ and Grill. Still sucks.
  14. This place has been closed for 2 years. It recently re-opened as Xi'an Gourmet 川陕名吃. I haven't been yet.
  15. DanielK

    Chinese in Rockville

    I eat Chinese in Rockville at least once a week. Our most common stops are China Bistro (dumplings and small veggie plates), Bob's Shanghai (XLB, siu mei, maybe some salt & pepper fish), and A&J. We'll mix in Peter Chang's, Joe's, Big Wang, or Jin River when we go with people who want spicy - I'm the only one in the family that wants it normally. That dry hot pot at Big Wang is fantastic, but there are other good things on the menu as well. Less frequently we'll go to East Pearl (Cantonese), Super Bowl Noodle (pan-Asian noodles, surprisingly good at multiple cuisines), Mandarin Express (Yunan), Shanghai Taste, or Jumbo Jumbo (Taiwanese). Somewhat related, there's also Riverside Hot Pot, when you're really hungry. Or Iron Age, but that's Korean, not Chinese.