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  1. Pork pocket is BBQ pork in a pastry shell. The mac and cheese on a stick is breaded/fried mac&cheese nuggets on a skewer. Scotch egg is the traditional UK food of a hardboiled egg wrapped in ground sausage, breaded and deep fried. I don't remember what's in the knave sandwich. The seafood is exactly what you'd think. I haven't had the desire to do raw bar there.
  2. Mumbo Sauce

    You need to stop thinking of these as the marinated wings you normally see in Chinese/American places. Most of the places I've seen the wings with mambo sauce, they are NOT marinated - just battered and fried. Salt/pepper is about all the seasoning you'll see. I'm not extolling the virtues of mambo sauce - I agree with you that it's basically a regional variant of American/Chinese sweet & sour sauce. I had it a few times in and after college, and feel no need to revisit. And you likely won't like it, but I'd probably consider having it once just to cross it off the list as a uniquely DC thing.
  3. More places that don't take reservations, where you have to stand on line to get a table? No thanks.
  4. Sightings of Muscat/Muscadine/Kyoho grapes for sale

    They're on the HT sale flyer for this week that came out in the DC area yesterday.
  5. You had me nodding my head until you said Dortmund was robbed. Really? Spurs earned those 3 points.
  6. I assumed as much, and my first cut at the post was snarky back about not wanting to be there as a patient... Some hospital cafeterias are not bad, but this is not one of them.
  7. My ex-wife works there, and my daughter has had to dine in their cafeteria numerous times when waiting for her to finish a shift. There's nothing worth exploring there; she'd normally rather do a fast food drive through, and they both hate fast food.
  8. I've never had the undercooked problem with the turkey legs - it's my go-to meal there, because how often do you get to gnaw on a smoked turkey leg? Other than that, pretend you're at any other fair, so bland fried foods (fish & chips, pork pockets, meat pies, fried mac & cheese, chicken strips) are probably fine, and anything you'd turn a critical cook's eye to (crabcakes, BBQ, fresh seafood) should be avoided. But really, it's all about having sweets, right?
  9. I've never understood the line. I've been several times, and it's quite good, but not as good as New Fortune in Gaithersburg, or Hollywood East in Wheaton, which never have lines.
  10. I'm sure there's a part of me that's biased against them because of the WAY that she left Grapeseed (no notice, hid the fact that she bought the place next door, took staff with her, etc.) Whether it's true or not, I attribute their opening to at least part of the reason Grapeseed closed.
  11. Whenever we walk by, the tables are full of 20-somethings and cocktails, but I don't see a lot of food on tables.
  12. Looking for a new winery in Northern Virginia

    To me, it's to support local business, enjoy a day (or weekend) trip, see some beautiful vineyards, and drink some good wine. The better VA wines are really good, but still overpriced. You're not doing it to save money - even at a case discount price, you can go to Total Beverage and buy better wines from other regions at a better value per dollar. So as long as you have the right expectations, I vote for going. But if your only goal is to drink great wine at a great price, probably not for you.
  13. Looking for a new winery in Northern Virginia

    Glen Manor, Michael Shaps are two that I return to. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/2014/09/11/53b61fc6-346e-11e4-a723-fa3895a25d02_story.html?utm_term=.39058150776a The article covers a lot of ground, but each region has a "best wines" subsection. Note that it's 3 years old.
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