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  1. Was back for the first time in awhile on Monday for my daughter's 6th birthday. For her birthday dinner, she said she wanted to go to a steak restaurant. This would be her first experience with steak in a restaurant, except for steak kababs, which don't really count. Otherwise, her prior numerous experiences with steak were off of the grill out in the backyard. Derek and company treated her fabulously - and she loved her kids sirloiin. It looked like about a 6oz cut. Both girls (the other is 4 years old) liked the crab bisque, but it was a bit more watery than I remember it. I had the NY strip, brandy mushroom cream; wife had the salmon diablo; other daighter the kids burger. Both kids also liked the mashed potatoes and somewhat surprisingly the creamed spinach. The kids menu was a great deal - definitely will be a consideration for more regular meals now that the girls are older.
  2. Once in awhile we get to stop in on the way to/from the Eastern Shore.... I think it's better than Italian Store in terms of sub quality and variety of hot items (roast chicken, pastas, soup, etc). But, I think pizza is definitely better at Italian Store.
  3. When I was at Montgomery Mall yesterday aroound lunch time, I noticed it wasn't open. It wasn't deserted (i.e. there were still veggies in the fridge and woks resting on the stove) so wondered if they were just taking an extra day or two off for the holidays, but the thought of permanent closure definitely crossed my mind.
  4. This was probably the first "nice" restaurant I went to after graduating college. When I lived in Annapolis during the 1990's I always thought it was the best seafood place in town. Since moving away, I probably haven't been back in a dozen years. When I moved away, I always said the places I missed were this place, Giolitti's Deli, and 49 West.
  5. yes, basically, if you've enrolled in any of the CBP trusted traveler programs, you will get TSA PreCheck. if i recall correctly, Global Entry expedites arriving in the U.S. via airplane. SENTRI expedites land crossings on the southern border, and NEXUS expedites land crossings on the northern border. One of the main things to remember is that PreCheck only applies to U.S. airports (i.e. those whose security are managed by TSA). It generally won't help you with international airport security.
  6. Love this place. Most of their ice cream comes from Great Falls Ice Cream. Apparently they make some small batches in-house, but as Don mentioned upthread, it's not always clear which those are.
  7. I remember when it was just plain old Wakefield Park. Went to elementary school in that pocket of Annandale outside the beltway between LRT and Braddock. If one really wants the authoritative source, there's always the FC zip code map
  8. And everything on the other (north) side of Braddock is Annandale until about Guinea Road, as Don mentions.
  9. Where Can I Find Good Texas Barbecue Around DC?

    I miss Capital Q, particularly at the price point they offered their brisket.
  10. Kyle Bailey is at Sixth Engine now? Even though this place is a couple blocks from work, I only went once, in part because it's not open weekday lunches. But now I have to make a point to hit it up for happy hour once in awhile. See Washingtonian.
  11. Hi Dora - Grill Room. We went about 3 months ago and am thinking of taking mrs rbh there for her 40th birthday.
  12. Dim Sum

    was at Hong Kong Palace on Monday. Definitely not as busy as on New Year's Day. The side room was closed and the room was maybe a third full around 1230p, so it also seems to not be as busy as a weekend. They advertise that they do push cart 7 days a week. The variety on Monday seemed to be about the same as it was on New Year's. I do need to go back to Mark's and a couple of the other places to compare, but HKP is definitely solid. Genevieve - among the non-pork options, besides the usual shrimp-based options are veggie noodles, singapore rice noodles, braised octopus and fried squid... the string beans at HKP are particularly tasty.