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Fish soup
Steamed garden vegetables with butter, salt and pepper
Fresh fruit for dessert
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For lunch today, we had






Green salad with tomatoes and homemade ranch dressing
BBQ chicken
Baked potatoes with homemade bacon bits, chives, shredded cheese and sour cream
Homemade peach ice cream

 
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China Live is supposed to be the San Francisco version of Eataly except it's Chinese, and I have to tell you that Eataly doesn't have anything to worry about.

AT ALL.





The prices are about what you might expect...


These were just "ok". Soup dumplings, six for $11.


Peking duck, a quarter duck portion. The pancakes were actually dough pockets and way too thick. Not memorable, for $14.


Crispy chicken, served with rice and chile paste. I think we ordered wrong. It was just plain old roast chicken with crispy skin. I could have had that at home. 

I know we can get better in SF - it's just that I had heard so much about this place, and we were sorely disappointed. Oh well...
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Soft opening Rockvllle today, 3pm. To the best of my knowledge this has not been announced publicly...they were pasting a handwritten sign on the front door a few hours ago when I was driving through the plaza.
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Right now is an exceptional time to dine at Bresca.  
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Ugh. I wished I'd scanned this thread before I ate there on Wednesday. Chicken tinga tacos were tasty enough, but ruined by waterlogged lettuce and tomato. And the "mojito" was horrible. It was basically rum and flat soda with some perfunctory mint leaves floating at the top. Really made me wish I hadn't missed my flight and could've eaten somewhere respectable at DFW per the original plan. 😒
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My friends had dinner and lunch buffet there when it first opened and loved it so I was eager to try it.  I went about a month ago with my friend for lunch buffet on a Monday at noon. 
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My friend and I had lunch their on Friday.  On the whole very good and I will be back for dinner once they get their liquor license. 
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the Annandale location has moved to the Giant shopping center on Little River Turnpike about a mile west of where the Chi MC is now.  It's been probably a year or more since I've had the chicken.  I thought it was good, but I was always a bit skeeved out by how sticky the floors were and how sour the bar area smelled.
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I really do get that lots of employees are negatively affected if this place closed, but some of the industry's reputable folk could have picked them up at other local places if Hamilton/Merriman and others helped broker a deal.
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2 companies make sauce exclusively for the pizza trade. stanislaus and escalon. both use tomatoes grown and packed in ca. they both make some good stuff. not aligned with *current* trends. whatever. definitely tasty and consistent. i guaranteed if you're the average 'murican you've had, and probably enjoyed, sauce from both of these companies. of course being in dc, you're above average.
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The Pastrami Sandwich, served on pumpernickel at their recommendation, is just as good as it ever was - had one today for lunch, and it remains one of our city's treasures - enough for two people to stuff themselves silly on. As of 5:20 PM, I have no desire to have dinner this evening.
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This is my absolute favorite U.S. President trivia question, because it's one where you here the answer, say, "I don't believe it," and go running off to Google to disprove it. Here's the question:

Between the 1948 "Dewey defeats Truman" election, and the 2008 "First Barack Obama" election, how many Presidential elections didn't include Nixon, Dole, or Bush on the ticket?
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To those who say, "Sure, great defense, but barely above-average offense," 

Brooks Robinson had more hits than anyone in the entire American League during the 1960s.

I listen to "Good Food on the Road" , with the LA Times food critic Jonathan Gold.  They are very short, usually a review of one restaurant. He has a gift of evocative language about food, it makes me very jealous of the LA food scene, especially Korean, Japanese and Mexican cuisine.

I like some BBC stuff for culture.  Most often "In Our Time", which covers a topic of history or culture for an hour with posh sounding British academics.

For music, I like La Montana Rusa , which is in Spanish, so I don't understand most of the dialog, but the music he plays is cool, if you like jazz.  Incidentally, it means "The Russian Mountain," which is what spanish and french call roller coasters, based on early russian sled rides.  Fun fact, when the 'real' motorized roller coasters came to russia, the called them 'american mountains.'
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Spotted Pig’s New Chef on Partnering With Ken Friedman: ‘He Built Something Special’ - Ashley Merriman will be in the kitchen when the partnership starts, by Serena Dai, June 14, 2018, on ny.eater.com.
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That is not how I read it. I took it to mean they will now auto- tip for you and you don't need to tip extra. Was it $150 out the door before? I would expect the new total cost to be $165 + 10% tax + 20% tip = $214.50.

Otherwise it would probably say "tip included; no further tipping necessary."
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I was reading about "This Land Is Your Land," and didn't realize that Woody Guthrie had sarcastically written it in 1940 because he was tired of hearing Kate Smith singing "God Bless America" - instead of the lyrics, "This land was made for you and me," the article implies that the lyrics were originally, "God blessed America for me" (which has the same number of syllables and the same cadence).
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So funny you mentioned this. I was there a few weekends ago, and stopped in for recommendations as to where to go until dinner service. The exact response was given by the staff at Vin.  We received  suggestions for returning by 4: 30 to line up for the first seating. Glad we did. This spot is a charming wine cafe that is known for it's pizza and creative use of seasonal ingredients. 
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Eater is reporting that Northside Social has opened in Falls Church.  
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We did a lot of walking from our hotel (Alexander Inn, on 12th & Spruce) during our 4 day stay.  To the Art Museum, to Old Town, to the Italian Market and up/down Broad St during their celebration.  All in all, Philly reminds me a lot of Brooklyn -- in a good way.  At any rate, we stuck with 3 of our 4 above choices for dinner & enjoyed all of our meals:
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I have been won over by Paco's Tacos. 
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So true.  We've been in Kauai for five days, and with Foodland a mile away, I've eaten poke for over half of our meals so far.  And it's only $9.99/pound if you buy two or more pounds, which hasn't been hard for us to finish!

And then that was followed by the "Why Not?" '89 season where they went down to the wire for the East!  That damn song still pops into my head every once in a while when I see the logo from that era.

By measure of WAR/fWAR Chris Davis is on track to have the worst season EVER in MLB history (going back to 1901).  THE WORST PLAYER-SEASON OF ALL TIME.  The O's will still be paying him $4.5M in deferred money in 2032.  They will pay him $1.4M in 2037.  He is the new Bobby Bonilla.

Manny Machado is gone next year.  Things are not looking up in Charm City.
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