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They are now selling at the Thursday afternoon Penn Quarter market.  Picked up a full loaf of the Pain, damn that is good bread. 
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Pretty sure they renamed/rebranded The Cereal Bowl as "Milkbar."  😉 
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A weighty opening last night at NMWA.  18 of the 20 artists were in attendance, which is very cool. 
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Have been back here several times for lunch specials and dinner - service, food and atmosphere continue to be solid.

It is a small place so it fills up quickly, but it is nice to have a decent Greek place without driving to Tysons area.
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From the Washington DC Restaurants and Dining Forum:

From the Baltimore Restaurants and Dining Forum (just above):

This can be very confusing, especially because we use the Howard-Montgomery County Border (Patuxent River) to separate our Baltimore Forum and our Washington DC Forum. Fasten your seat belts:
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A few random notes about traveling in the Azores. Probably really random.
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We had a lovely dinner here this weekend. one thing that i particularly appreciated is that though it's a hard res to get you'd never know that from being there--the tables aren't too close together, there's not a line of people waiting to get in, and service is not rushed. i think they do a good job of spacing out the reservations (or the food just comes fast meaning you finish dinner more quickly than usual).  
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According to PopVille, Taco-ma has closed.

As it happens, I am sketching out a major essay on Chaplin, who was not only the most brilliant film director and actor in film history, but the most influential figure in the culture and Zeitgeist of the 20th Century; perhaps, for a single individual, in human history. Along with a handful of somewhat lesser lights, and I'm thinking particularly of Andy Warhol, he created modernity in the Western world.
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I was in France (Paris, Rouen, Amboise) back in April, and so it's all basically a blur at this point. So, here are some quick hits:
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* The Republic of Cuba is that "thing" which Fidel Castro overthrew in 1959. In the aftermath of the Spanish-American war of 1898, the U.S. took Cuba away from Spain in that war, and then backed its independence - from 1902-1959, Cuba was a democracy.
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Hey kids! Here is ze shal-onge for you from ze grreatess sorfsmon in all of fronnse!

1. Who wrote the theme to Perry Mason (1958-1967)?
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Amazing! Can't believe it took us so long to drive to down to Springfield to check this place out. Best Afghan food we've had in the area. Surprised to see it so packed on a Tuesday night, but they were kind enough to squeeze us in without a reservation. We split kadoo bouraanee, mantu dumplings, vegetarian platter, braised lamb shank, and chicken lawaan. All incredible. The chicken stew was especially good I thought. The kadoo turnovers were addictive, I easily could have eaten another 5 of them. This place is a gem.
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Sey Coffee is from the same folks who brought Lofted Coffee.  This is my first shipment of Sey Coffee that arrived today.  
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There's a Kung Fu Tea in Clarendon at 3018 Wilson Blvd (ArlNow article).
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Evidently KSB in Olde Towne has closed.  Per their FB page they had closed last December for renovations and reopening in February.  It hasn’t occurred.   
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Update: this is now a Michael Mina "Tavern" 

Decor has not changed, menu has - Sunday Brunch was one of the best we have had - from Crepes made to order to Omelette Station - and pretty much everything in between.  If you are looking for a great atmosphere (overlooking Baltimore Harbor), there is seating outside, and you can view the activity on the water while dining.  Servers never let our coffee cups hit less then 1/2 full, and promptly cleared dishes between visits to various stations.  They even have a kids bar, set down at a lower height for easier access, and it had PB&Js (crust removed), grilled cheese, breakfast sliders, chicken tenders etc. I would highly suggest reservations as the hotel has gotten busier and Brunch was busy when we arrived at 11 AM.
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At Don's suggestion, we went this afternoon and it did not disappoint.  The tomato pie (no cheese), was very tasty - their sauce is excellent.  Homemade meatballs can be ordered as a side (2) with sauce in case you want to try them.  Their crust is light and considered "deep" dish, but it is not at all chewy; it almost is a cake-like consistency but flavorful so you want to eat the whole crust.  Their homemade sauce is zesty, full of tomato depth.  We ordered extras to shlep back to Virginia and enjoy tomorrow.  
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Why, why, why do servers not write down orders? Within minutes of sitting down, our server took my family's order while maintaining eye contact and not writing a word of it down -- Half pound of moist brisket, half pound of turkey, one beef link, a plain cheeseburger, large mac and cheese, small corn, and small brussel sprouts. It was like being forced into a low stakes game of Chicken that was bound to end with two losers. And so I waited ten minutes wondering what would come out incorrectly, and I wasn't disappointed. Strike that. I was disappointed. Just not surprised.
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Boy did Creme have a long history - how many people actually remember when it was on U Street, next door to Al Crostino? It seems like another lifetime ago.

[This is as good a time as any to say "thank you" once again to cheezepowder for her tireless work here.]

I just watched this episode of the Dick van Dyke show, probably for the first time in thirty years.

In it, Rob Petrie mentions Mathew Brady, and I'm saying to myself, 'Who in the heck is Mathew Brady?!'

Well, Mathew Brady is perhaps the photographer whose work you've seen more than any other in your entire life!

Every time you pull out a penny, or a five-dollar bill, you're looking at a Mathew Brady. Who knew?
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I don't see this posted anywhere else:

Dennis Horton

I don't know much about Virginia's wine industry, but everything I have read over the years points to Dennis Horton having a tremendous impact. 
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Krauthammer

I didn’t Agree with his views, but he was civil and smart and a gentleman. 
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I offer another perspective, courtesy of two of my friends. While they wouldn't declare themselves sushi experts, they have eaten at many outstanding restaurants, and they have eaten sushi numerous times, so I trust their opinions without question.

They reported Sushi Nakazawa to be outstanding. 21 courses, and most of the fish was sliced to order. The restaurant is not inexpensive, but my friends deemed it worth the expense. 

 
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The Gorilla and The Wasp
“Help me!”
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