Jump to content
The search index is currently processing. Activity stream results may not be complete.

All Activity

This stream auto-updates     

  1. Past hour
  2. Had a great experience here last night. For apps we got the kara-age and the veggie/shrimp tempura soba. Karage was crunchy, but not overcooked served with mustard and spicy mayo on side. The soba was really good---noodles had a nice bite with buckwheat flavor coming through--small dishes of pickled cucumbers, scallion and wasabi, and seaweed/lotus root on the side. Expertly fried tempura shiso leaf, whole pepper and shrimp--not greasy at all. Nice cool mentsuyu for dipping. Excellent I had just eaten at Daikaya two weeks ago and had a great bowl of ramen there--so it was nice to compare. Got the spicy ( volcano) ramen---and it was on par at the very least. Friend got the tempura ramen and that was a bit of a bust. Definitely will return. Worth going to if you live in the area
  3. Today
  4. "TROPICAL AMBROSIA tapioca – mango – meringue – passion fruit" --------- The current iteration of this involves tapioca pearls, passionfruit pastry cream, coconut, pieces of mango and maybe pineapple? with a touch of blue basil oil, all topped with a meringue cap; it sounded like a case of Way Too Much Happening In This Dish but was the most brilliant dessert I've had in a restaurant in ages, and it wasn't precious. The rest of the meal was excellent, too, but I'd go again just for this. Admittedly I am a fool for passionfruit (and mango, and coconut), so this was right up my alley, but then again I know a well-executed dessert when I taste one.
  5. I was in the parking lot of Linda's about ninety-minutes ago. They have a huge, colorful banner draped that says (if I recall), "Thanks, Arlington!"
  6. Yesterday
  7. MarkS

    Napoli Pasta Bar

    I'll send my son. He is dating a girl who lives in Columbia Heights.
  8. Al Dente

    DR Summer picnic -7/29/18 Noon to 5ish

    I'm bringing several dozen ortolan!
  9. astrid

    DR Summer picnic -7/29/18 Noon to 5ish

    I should be able to bring 15 to 20 tomato varieties to the tasting. Just started to get a few ripe large tomatoes this week, but next week should bring a good selection. My basil plants are also going strong. Cherry whisky will also be brought, along with a locally made apple pie liquor. We won't be able to stay for the full time, however. My high school reunion picnic is on the same day, so we will check out early to attend that.
  10. Haha. Oh come on. Haven’t you been treated....and silently thought to yourself....”this place sucks!!!” 😎 OTOH long ago a client told me he wanted to treat me. He took me to Gerard’s Place. Oooh I liked that client....and worked extra hard on his behalf!!!!
  11. It doesn't matter what I ate, what matters is that I went with a person who selected it and paid the bill. It's nice for lunch, the fish and veggies very fresh. Nothing outstanding or particularly amazing but perfectly serviceable and I really liked the server. She was funny and really, I live to be entertained. They respect allergies and it's easy to speak without raising your voice. For a DC lunch place, that's not bad.
  12. Regarding the transient verb, "to freeze" - I don't think I was ever sure about the past tense (as in, "The ice freezes the tracks"). I had accidentally written "freezed," as it relates to freezing a video, before I caught myself. The conjugations of the word appear to be consistent regardless of whether you're talking about it being "freezing outside," or "freezing a movie." This is also one of those words that begins to look strange, the more you look at it.
  13. Xochitl10

    Albuquerque, NM

    Azami and I left the kid with his grandmother and hit two of Burque's premier rooftop bars to celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary. We started with a couple of classic cocktails ($11 each) -- pisco sour and Sazerac -- and an olive and cheese plate at the Hotel Parq Central's Apothecary Lounge. The cocktails were right on -- perfectly balanced and classic. The olive and cheese plate was generously laden with plain roasted almonds, mixed olives, water crackers, and cubes of Manchego. Nothing special, but a nice set of nibbles to go with our drinks and glorious sunset. We moved on to LVL 5 at the Hotel Chaco, Albuquerque's new fancy hotel near Old Town. Azami skipped a second tipple, while I had local Gruet Brut Rose -- a delightful, slightly sweet, nicely fruity glass of bubbles. Dinner was a special tagliatelle with shrimp and sweet corn in a green chile asiago cream sauce for Azami and a vegan cannelloni for me -- chickpeas and tofu rolled in thinly sliced zucchini, topped with roasted tomatoes and kale and served over quinoa. Azami enjoyed his pasta, which had "the kind of heat you can't stop eating." My cannelloni was fantastic. I wouldn't have guessed the filling was vegan if I didn't know it was, it was that creamy and ricottalike. I just finished the leftovers for lunch and wish I had more.
  14. JBag57

    Dining in Alexandria

    Really a word, but spelled "trep-i-datious". Hopefully I am not restating the obvious from somewhere, but up at 23rd and Eads in Crystal City is the world-famous Kabob Palace. I used to go there all the time, but my local travels don't put me there very often anymore. I did recently make it by, and it seemed to be as good as ever. Go for "no salad" (which is basically worthless) with your kabob, and you will end up with enough chickpeas and rice (and they are good) to last you a couple of days. Based on how crowded it was in the counter ordering area (they have added a wall inside the entrance to cram in a couple of extra tables), I recommend calling in your takeout order ahead of time, and it seemed that most people had done that. I used to go very late at night, when it was crowded, but less so. I could not tell if you would have included Northside Ten on E. Glebe Road as being on your Del Ray radar. I have only been once, but thought it was pretty good. I think it is the sister to Southside 815 down at the south end of OTA.
  15. curiouskitkatt

    DR Summer picnic -7/29/18 Noon to 5ish

    May I ask a couple of you possibly bring a large cooler to store the ice that guests may be bringing. I presume people will be bringing coolers to transport their goods for the picnic, but if possible could someone or a couple of you bring an empty cooler for us to store ice for beverages. 9 days and counting.
  16. pjnewman

    DR Summer picnic -7/29/18 Noon to 5ish

    I will be attending, bringing a selection of cheeses made at the Washington State University Creamery, my alma mater (the university but not specifically the creamery).
  17. When I was at Clemson (in Pickens County, SC), people would joke about the town of Ninety Six, which was just beyond the town of Due West. Among dubious tales of cow tipping (which I'd become convinced that I'd done (I hadn't)), there was the etymology of Ninety Six, which was supposedly named because it was 96-miles from Atlanta - I don't know how this urban legend ever got started, but it's false: Nobody seems to know how Ninety Six got its name. Fast forward to Ted Williams' final at-bat, in which he hit a home run. In a newly found, color film, I froze the shot of Williams' home run trot: In the picture are Williams, Brooks Robinson, and third base umpire Cal Drummond, from the town of Ninety Six, SC.
  18. weezy

    Dining in Alexandria

    I know there's a twisty little intersection to cut across 1 over to DelRay from Potomac Yard -- comes in by Swing's Coffee. Once you learn that route, you'll have all those choices. Also, by car you'll be near Rustico. And Crystal City / Pentagon Row are close, too (Lebanese Taverna, the Afghani place on 23rd St, etc.)
  19. Ericandblueboy

    Dining in Alexandria

    Because he'll gut you with his sushi sashimi knife and feed your entrails to the god of fortune. In addition, he'll serve you some fishy congee instead of ramen.
  20. Second Al Dente’s post. Claudia and I have eaten here twice in the last month. I also had the Crispy Chicken Breast and was equally impressed. We also ate off the bar menu one night with equally nice results. Hidden gem in the Vienna area.
  21. DaveO

    Cafe 44

    I used to attend meetings at a conference room on an upper floor at Canal Square. The Potomac River views were mesmerizing. Assuming the food was half way decent I'd go there just for the views. They are that good and rare in this area.
  22. Escoffier

    Dining in Alexandria

    Nasime is NOT and never will be a "sushi place". Sashimi? Yes. Sushi? NOPE! (and never let the chef hear you say Nasime is a "sushi place". )
  23. We stopped in for dinner last night and were generally pleased. We arrived at about 8:15 and only about 6 tables were occupied. Our server seemed busy closing up shop, but she was generally available when we needed her. I started with the Burnt Romaine Heart ($11) with avocado, feta, grilled onions, tomatoes, and green garlic chimichurri vinaigrette. I liked where they were going with this, but I think the raw garlic flavor and spiciness magnified the acidity of the vinegar making it too intense. I also had the Crispy Chicken Breast ($20) with prosciutto, fried eggplant, peas, Fontina cheese, and Marsala mushroom sauce. The chicken was a generously-sized breaded cutlet underneath the other tasty ingredients but it was swimming in the sauce. The flavors were great as long as I could keep a forkful from becoming saturated. We shared a side of Broccoli Frito with Pickled Pepper Aioli and Parmesan ($8). I think this was the best overall dish-- the broccoli had some crispy crunch that worked nicely with the aioli. All in all, a pleasant enough experience, I just think they need to tighten up the execution a bit. Two apps, two entrees, and a martini came out to $100 less tip.
  1. Load more activity
×