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Just wanted to post a reminder that this small, oddly-placed spot, although nothing earth-shattering, remains incredibly consistent and probably has the best food to be found in all of Gaithersburg, with the possible exception of Tortacos.  (Am I overlooking anything?)
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According to TheBurn.com, Bar Ahso is coming to the new Chefscape Food Hall/Incubator/Commercial Kitchen/Event space at the Village at Leesburg.  I really want Ahso to be successful, and want Bar Ahso to be as well, which is significantly closer to where I live.  That being said, this development seems to be a tough place to thrive in, and this mixed concept doesn't inspire too much confidence.
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Las Vegas was its normal shit show.  We were there for less than 24 hours and that was more than enough.

SLS Hotel:  If cell block chic is your style you might appreciate SLS.  Our hotel room have an exposed concrete ceiling.  Trendy? I don't know?  The bed headboard glowed in the dark until we found the dimmer knob.  And the bathroom/sink/shower were behind sliding closet doors which didn't quite slide shut properly.  Frankly, I'd just avoid this hotel all together.  At least the room was inexpensive.

Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill at the MGM Grand:  I've certainly had worse pizzas in my life, but there was nothing remarkable about this one (I've already forgotten what I ordered).  The chicken wings were a mess, kinda Asian-y but not, with a puddle of sauce on the plate and the wings unsauced and basically served plain.

I agree with Eric about the shitty $40+ per night "resort fee."  It seems to be the going rate. 

Plus Vegas traffic at 5pm sucked.
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Assaggi doesn't list prices on their website, probably because they're kinda expensive.  A prosciutto and arugula pizza cost $17 ($13 at Pupatella, $13 at Orso, and $16 at Crust but buy 8 get 1 free). 
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This brief review will include the restaurants visited on our two most recent trips to Paris. Now that Don is asking for detailed reviews of 3-Mich restaurants, I will start to add more "color" there. If you want to get treated like a fine-dining troglodyte then these are the places to go.  Having had meals in the past 4 years at Guy Savoy, Arpege, Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee, Epicure,  Ledoyen, and Astrance the only one that I would happily pay my own money to eat at again is Ledoyen. My vehement POV at this point is that 3-star experiences in Paris are not my preferred way to spend my dining dollars anymore. By far the best meals we have had in Paris recently were at more casual places. 
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Had a lovely, long, and leisurely dinner here the other night. A delightful, descriptive wine list. A well put-together cheese and charcuterie plate (man, that ham hock pate). Here again, the cheese menu was very descriptive. Entrees were clams and chorizo with a killer broth and a hanger steak.
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This place is great! I love the sign, I love the small space, and I love how when you walk in you just see hundreds of pies right in front of you. What could possibly be a more welcoming sight?
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Wife and I had an overall excellent dinner at Siren this past Saturday night. 
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Notwithstanding some of the brilliant alcohol laws around the country (in Texas, until 2012, anything over 4% had to be called an ale or a malt liquor.
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Hai Duong has opened a branch where Pho 50 used to be, in Loehmann's Plaza/Graham Park Plaza (Rt 50 and Graham Rd).  I had some Bun Bo Hue, which was terribly bland.  
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My family's vegetarian pho broth is a bit of a cheat, using vegetable broth, and includes leeks, star anise, five spice powder and soy sauce. 

Andrea Nguyen (author of acclaimed pho cookbook) has a similar recipe from the Pho cookbook as well as a more modern recipe that includes nutritional yeast. 
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This place is pretty good and I would recommend/return. Any other spots in DC/Bal that focus on yakitori? I've only been here twice but I'd say it's around the level of Yakitori Totto (maybe better food at Totto, better overall experience at Momo) and several notches below Torishin, both in NYC. Momo is a fair bit cheaper though.
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Charm City Night Market was a success. I arrived a bit later in the evening, and the crowds of people in that part of town, blew my mind. Hopefully this will be the an annual celebration of diversity in the city of Baltimore, as well as reviving Chinatown.
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After a very expensive omakase dinner at O-Ku, I woke up wishing we had gone to Ogawa instead.
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looks like we've reached the end of the corn at the market in Falls Church, anyway.  Tomatoes are dwindling, the okra is starting to feel woody even when young & little.  Lots of nice little potatoes and turnips and beets showing up, peaches fading and apples & pears coming on.
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The M.R.E. ups its game:  A Breakthrough for U.S. Troops: Combat-Ready Pizza, by Dave Philipps, September 20, 2018, on nytimes.com.
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Sign on door says Old Dominion Pizza Co. coming soon. Maybe third time is a charm with pizza at this location. 
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I find commerce, cloaked in patriotism and military pride, to be stomach turning. It is the "mission" of Mission Barebecue.  

I find the playing of the National Anthem at noon to be absurd. I love  our country. I love barbecue. This place gives me the creeps and is not for me.
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Went to the next-door Latin market yesterday and Holkaido is shuttered with a sign that says closed for remodeling .

I wonder if it may be permanent ?
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We had a great meal for our  25th Anniversary the other week at Komi.  Service was personalbe and professional.  Highlights were the amberjack with bebere, the grilled watermelon, stuffed dates, corn tortellini, and of course the goat.  I don’t know how they got corn that sweet in the tortellini.  Also, bergamot soda was great for this no drinker.  My only question was the mild flavor in the Italian summer truffle for the pasta course. I was expecting something funkier.  Kudos to Komi!
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Their Rockville (on the Pike across from Congressional Plazas) location has closed. For lease sign out front and it's been removed from their website. 
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At this point, so many people are getting into line for 5 in order to put their names in for later, that it probably makes sense just to have only (or mostly) the people who want to eat early stand in line. I haven't been going super often, but I have noticed over time that many of the people lining up at opening are requesting call backs for later. They are good at evolving their business model based on changing circumstances (i.e., people realized how they could get de facto reservations by standing in line and now the restaurant is adapting).
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I have become partial to their goat cheese stuffed lamb meatballs with tomato sauce.  The duck spring rolls with peach duck sauce and curry mustard are also tasty and quite a bargain when on the happy hour menu.  Sometimes I make a meal around just those two items.  A small greek salad with salmon on top I have also found satisfying.  This also a reliable venue for friends and family from out of town.  There is just enough variety on the menu to satisfy the young folks as well as us geezers folks no longer so young.  I would agree it is not necessarily a destination restaurant, but if you live, or find yourself, in Arlington it is definitely worth toddling on over every now and then.  They also offer gluten-free pizzas.
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rose's is now rolling out same-day reservations. 
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I wrote this in a PM to Don back in 2016, not sure why I didn't just post it here, which I will do now: 
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