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  1. Christmas, 2012

    Best Western Hotel in Rosslyn Now a Red Lion, by Chris Teale October 19, 2017 at 12:45 pm, on ARLnow.com. Conspicuously absent is any mention of their policies and practices with respect to hottles on a go forward basis.
  2. Celebrating 25 years in business in November! That ain't nuthin'.
  3. How about raw? 6-inch Dover sole fish leaps into British man's mouth; man goes into cardiac arrest, by Alex Winter, (Bournemouth, England) Daily Echo Published 4:11 a.m. ET Oct. 13, 2017, on usatoday.com.
  4. Ireland

    Had a really nice dinner at James St. South in Belfast last week. As described on the menu we had: Dundrum Crab, Pear Puree, Kohlrabi & Chives; Razor Clams, Chorizo, Cider & Broad Beans; Balinteer Farm Partridge, Celeriac, Elderberry & Crispy Legs; and Steamed Halibut, Butternut Squash, Tarragon & Brown Crab Butter. Everything was meticulously presented, balanced and tasty. The service was efficient and quite friendly. When you are in Ireland with an American accent everyone wants to chat with you (including random strangers on the street). We only had time for one dinner in Belfast, so I do not know how this compares to other offerings in town, but I would definitely return here if given the opportunity. After dinner I suggest you head on down to the Five Points pub and listen to some young bands play traditional Celtic music with a modern flair and modern music with a Celtic twist. If that is not enough for you, then head over to Fibber Magees in the backroom of Robinson's Bar for a nightcap and a boisterous band of seasoned players playing amplified traditional Celtic music to an older crowd who still know how to get up on a table and dance.
  5. I ate at the Rare on the Square in Madison, WI last year and thought it was quite good, as steakhouses go. Too long ago, however, for me to provide any real details beyond that. To put this comment in context, I usually eat steak/go to a steak house only about 2 - 3 times a year. This is not for health or ethical concerns, but rather for an overwhelming preference for other types of cuisine.
  6. Northern New Jersey

    You can get this at the Hilton Newark Airport for $3. And I suggest you should.
  7. In Praise Of Bartenders

    Some sound advice. What is surprising is that anyone really needs to be told these basic rules regarding how to behave in a bar. How to Get and Keep a Bartender’s Attention, by Alan Yuhas, OCT. 5, 2017, on nytimes.com.
  8. Wild Salmon

    It’s been a rough few weeks for salmon, which is now being linked to North Korea’s nuclear program, by Maura Judkis October 5 at 7:30 AM, on washingtonpost.com.
  9. I am pretty sure we bought our first house from her.
  10. Dine for Puerto Rico at Rappahannock Oyster Bar this Friday, September 29, 2017, from 6pm to 10pm. All proceeds (this sounds like gross revenue not net profits) from a special menu and 10% of the proceeds from the regular menu will benefit those affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico.
  11. I think I used misshapen. While I generally agree with your statement and sentiment, I draw the line at a bagel where one half of it looks like a bagel and the other half looks like a flagel. Although not exactly common, this I have seen here.
  12. Episode 33 of the 26 Square Miles podcast by ARLnow.com is an interview with Scott Parker of The GOAT, A-Town, Don Tito, and Barley Mac. It was more interesting that I anticipated. He seems like a good dude.