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  1. So our son turned 6 yesterday and for his birthday dinner he wanted to go to Urban Butcher. For him the highlight was the charcuterie plate to start, so much so that we ordered an extra slice of pâté. He prefers that to birthday cake. The main thing I wanted to report on here is the existence of an amazing early dinner menu from 5-7 daily and all day Sunday. There is a good option for a $35 steak frites which includes charcuterie plate and either a drink or dessert. We opted for the new Meat Mountain for two for $90, $5 less than regular price and including two drinks or dessert and the charcuterie plate, but an amazing deal either way. It includes the 60 day dry aged ribeye, two pieces of chicken, lamb, pork, one sausage, broccolini, and potatoes. We also got the grilled fish. All pictured below. Amongst the five of us, 3 adults and 2 kids, we ate all except 3 pieces of sausage, one drumstick, and one slice of pork and everyone was stuffed.
  2. Definitely not worth those kinds of waits. We got a to-go order this past Sunday and my wife picked it up and said it was a crazy mob scene. Didn't quite understand what she meant until seeing the picture above.
  3. Solar Eclipse, August 21 2017

    Everything I'm seeing now says sunny to partly cloudy.
  4. 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
  5. Solar Eclipse, August 21 2017

    Decided on Gatlinburg so they're both an hour away. :-(
  6. Jun 18, 2017 - "Oohhs and Aahhs Still Happening near Walmart!!" on popville.com
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Yakitori

    I think this is what Kushi was trying to be, but was poorly executed.
  11. 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/
  12. 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
  13. "Mintwood Place Has a New Chef: Citronelle Alum Jordan Lloyd" by Anna Spiegel on washingtonian.com