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  1. Chicago, IL

    News about former Jackie's chef Diana Davila's (no longer Boldin?) restaurant in Chicago. "Chicago Is the Restaurant City of the Year" by Julia Kramer on bonappetit.com "Mi Tocaya Antojeria" on boneppetit.com
  2. Solar Eclipse, August 21 2017

    Decided on Gatlinburg so they're both an hour away. :-(
  3. Jun 18, 2017 - "Oohhs and Aahhs Still Happening near Walmart!!" on popville.com
  4. Solar Eclipse, August 21 2017

    We're looking at going down to Knoxville/Gatlinburg and I came here to see what dining options might be available.
  5. We have been to Red Apron once. One definite advantage of having a five year old who loves pate is that the restaurants love it and give him extras of everything so we basically were given a two person portion for the price of one. Union Market's just a little too much out of the way for us in most cases, especially if we just want to get a dinner close to home which Urban Butcher fits the bill.
  6. Announced today on their Facebook page that they will be closing July 31. Went there for dinner as this is our son's favorite restaurant, along with Urban Butcher. We're basically right in between the two, but this has always been the more economical of the two with slightly lower prices, and no alcohol served to add to the bill. Going to be missed.
  7. Yakitori

    I think this is what Kushi was trying to be, but was poorly executed.
  8. Reopening under same group ownership as generic do everything BBQ place. http://www.bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Barbecue-Restaurant-To-Take-Over-Former-Home-of-AG-Kitchen-in-Silver-Spring/
  9. Just found this while reading another article on the site: Dec 20, 2016 - "Ray's the Steaks' Affiliate Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection Again" by Rebecca Cooper on bizjournals.com
  10. "Mintwood Place Has a New Chef: Citronelle Alum Jordan Lloyd" by Anna Spiegel on washingtonian.com
  11. Sushi near Verizon Center

    I don't think China Chilcano is any more deviant from "pure" sushi than most other sushi places in the US. I had the spicy tuna roll when there for lunch once and I think they have regular nigiri as well. The only places I would say do "pure" sushi in DC are Taro and Ogawa/Sushi Capitol. Haven't been to Makoto in too long to know about them, but they were also very traditional.
  12. Curious if that's for a whole or half chicken. Totally puts in perspective the $56 whole chicken at Kinship if you get half a chicken fried at a place that is not putting in nearly the technique and effort that Kinship is doing and charging roughly the same amount. The smokehouse chicken is listed as a half for $24. I have not yet actually gotten the chicken at Kinship, but commenting based on the raves of everyone who has.
  13. But won ton noodle soup is an actual Chinese soup, just not a true straight up won ton soup as he seems to peddling it. Also common in Japanese ramen as wantan men. I think the problem here is summed up in another article I read online about the outrage over Rob Schneider, yes, the actor, posting a picture of the "paella" he was making for dinner. The article mentions Jamie Oliver posting a recipe for paella which was considered significantly inauthentic, as are many recipes posted in English for paella. Key is the responsibility of chefs, particularly non-ethnic ones representing another ethnicity's food to do it correctly. If they are goingt o change things, don't call it the original, note that it is fusion or altered. What Drewno needs to do is call his soup wonton noodle soup, not straight wonton soup, and it seems it is more a Japanese stlye wantanmen than Chinese wonton soup with noodles. Nothing wrong with that, but needs to be clear, otherwise he is misleading those not as knowledgeable into thinking he is selling what should be thought of as "authentic" won ton soup, which it clearly is not. Now, as for whether I would be willing to pay $16 for a bowl of soup, see my previous discussion about Momofuku ramen.