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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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There's a new development on the James River called Rocketts Landing.  I thought I would have a leisurely lunch by the water so I went to Conch Republic.  I have to say the food's not very interesting and tastes pretty mediocre too, but you have a view of the river.
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"Colon Cancer Rates Rise in Young Adults: Earlier Screening Advised" on health.clevelandclinic.org

I WANT EVERYONE ON THIS WEBSITE OVER THE AGE OF 40 TO GO GET A COLONOSCOPY.

There are new guidelines from the American Cancer Society: The age is now 40, not 50.
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Been able to try a couple of the recs on this thread (thanks again gang!):
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The more I have thought about this, the more I believe that the "no" campaign was misleading astroturf by corporate interests, aided by some successful employees who have learned to navigate the current system well and who feared what their bosses might do to them in a new system, all targeted at the worst impulses of prosperous pseudo-liberal DC.
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Avoid eating on the River Walk in general.
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Todd Kliman opines: "Those cocktails that’re overpriced rn at $14? Soon enough they’ll be going for $18.And you’ll be lucky to find apps below $16 at anywhere decent. Entrees? $36-$40 easy. Initiative 77 is gonna make restos even more a place for those with $$$ ..."
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Over the past couple of visits, as it was nearing closing time (about 20 minutes before advertised close), I noticed that the Vienna location will turn off their gyro rotisseries, and when you order either the Plaka or Chicago gyro, they will either slice the meat off of the spit, or it may have already been sliced off, and then they throw it on the flat top to reheat/finish cooking. 
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We usually end up at the Falls Church location but have been to both ….. try the gigantes.  Top notch eating.
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What ever they are doing, I dig it. I like how they have infamous Chefs through out the country, as well as local favs "pop" in and cook for the night. My inaugural stop at Chiko was when Sheldon Simeon was in town to lend his influence and cooking chops in the kitchen in the "After Dark" series.  I was hoping to snag a seat at the Chef's counter, but couldn't find anyone to be my +1. It all worked out for the best though. I happen to engage with chatty locals, and convinced a couple to dine with me in order to take advantage of the most the menu had to offer. Waiting in line wasn't so bad considering spam musubi was being passed out to everyone anxiously waiting.  A final bill of $80, this included 3 cocktails, provided an  absolute delicious feast. The most memorable bites were the little neck  clams. One would expect these to be served warm, but oh no, they were served chilled. Briny, spicy, fresh. What an incredible value at $3! Oh, can we talk about that furikake compound butter? So good. 
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More from the City Paper:

"The debate over Initiative 77 isn’t necessarily over. Because of its unique relationship with the District, Congress has a chance to interfere with the measure during its 30-day review period for D.C. legislation. (Both the House and the Senate would have to adopt what’s known as a concurrent resolution disapproving of the initiative to kill or amend it, and it’s unclear whether a sufficient number of members would support such a move.)
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The best delivery option in South Arlington - by *far* - is Thai Square. In fact, this is about the only restaurant that I get delivery from these days. 

If you want something satisfying, but somewhat healthy, try the Sukiyaki, Thai Style ($15.50) - it's very lightly oiled (not greasy at all), and almost surely wok-fried. Cellophane noodles with shrimp, scallop, squid, chicken, cabbage, celery, and scallions - I don't know many people that wouldn't like this dish.

Thai Square delivers in a 3-mile radius for a $2 fee (minimum order $20 - the Tom Yung Koong soup is super-healthy also, with a vinegary, slightly sour tomato-based broth - if you're feeling guilty because of eating fatty foods, this soup will cut right through it (at least mentally).

Fried foods here can be your Kryptonite (the deep-fried duck is ridiculously good), but you can also order from Thai Square pretty much without dietary worry (the possible exception being salt).
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Chiko will be expanding , and opening up a location in San Diego. Expansion way beyond the Beltway. Congrats to the the "The Fried Rice Collective.
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Normally have great experiences at Frankly, but last time (about a month ago) we ordered carryout since there were no large tables available. Walked back from the park to pick it up and our order somehow vanished.
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Ate at the Vienna location last night.  It is added to my "living in Tysons 2x week" rotation.  The place was packed, service was gracious and the food was well flavored and a good value.  I had the Chicago platter and it was excellent.  My wife had the lamb kapama which was OK though she would order something different next time. Add a 1/2 priced bottle of wine as Happy hour goes to 9pm on Tuesdays and it was a great bargain.  Very Tasty
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