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You are correct, ArlFred, and thanks for the tip about BonChon in Frederick also.

Now that both Family Meal and Graffiato have closed in Richmond, I wonder if Richmonders have a feeling similar to we do in DC with numerous New York closures.

Frederick location closed a couple weeks ago. Bummer. 
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I enjoyed a first visit to Centrolina on Friday.  After visiting several art museums downtown and having some time to kill before hitting Woolly Mammoth, the bar was a great place to kill a couple hours. And afternoon drinks turned into early evening dinner. 
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Washington Capitals Victory Parade: Everything You Need To Know  by Dan Taylor, Reston Patch

Also - Ovi and Holtby will be on Jimmy Fallon tonight with The CUP.
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I forgot to mention: Tanglefoot is a no-go.

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Tanpopo has apparently reopened after the renovation. It has been a while since our last visit around a year ago (since we now live in Greenville, SC). We decided to stop by for lunch on our way out of town. The menu is quite different than before, and I'm not a fan of the changes. We didn't really care for the sushi today, but the ramen was still excellent. Just a quick review as we are continuing our 3-week trip up to New  England. 
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In celebration of Capital Pride, we went to the Dabney.  We asked for some recommendations and our waitress rattled off 3 vegetarian dishes.  So we ignored her recs.
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Five friends and I needed a last minute dinner reservation and this was one of the only decent options available same-day.  I had been here a few times before, but not since the chef de cuisine had left.  Our meal was pretty disappointing.  The place wasn't crowded, but our service wasn't attentive.  The food lacked pop, was expensive, and the portions were small.  Our drinks took forever (as they, weirdly, have every single time I've been there), but I really really enjoyed my drinks (it had sherry and brandy and rye I think). 

Overall, this was never the best value proposition, but right now I would just avoid it.
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Jan 23, 2018 - "A Tribute to Terasol ...." by Stephen Samuels and Joanna Pratt on foresthillsconnection.com
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Richmond location apparently closed...
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And . . . closed.  Sign says to visit them in Foggy Bottom, their only location now.
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Closed and reopened as Crossroads BBQ and Grill.

Still sucks.
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Closed, with no plans to reopen. Family decided to retire rather than renew the lease.
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We went for Thanksgiving 2012 for the sole purpose of seeing the northern lights.  We had considered locations in Sweden and Finland but chose Tromsø because it seemed to offer the best mix of things to do during the day and we had never been to Norway.  The town is small, but it does at least offer a worthwhile museum (The Polaria), interesting architecture (not just the museum, but also a typically modern Nordic church), and Mack, the world's most northern brewery.  (Tromsø has a lot of "world's most northern" appellations, whether true or not.) We went dog sledding one day, which was a ton of fun, even if touristy.  I also liked being based out of a smaller city because I was able to rent a tripod so didn't need to lug one all the way there from DC.
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A mostly successful first dinner at Sababa.  I think Sababa hits the right level of restaurant for what CP seems willing to support these days.  Priced well for casual dining during the week but certainly a place you could go to celebrate a birthday or bring out-of-town guests.  Granted Sietsema's review came out this past week, but Sababa was pretty much full on a Wednesday night. 

That said I did have some nit picks...
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I'm having the DC Dining Guide completely revamped, from top to bottom, for the first time ever. We've made it down to Shaw, and I was struck by how many restaurants have closed in recent times: Mockingbird Hill, Shaw Bijou, Drift on 7th, Eat the Rich, 1905, Southern Efficiency, Thally, not to mention older closings such as Dickson Wine Bar, Mr. P's Ribs and Fish, Axum, and Table. Yes, there's Convivial, and also three of those closures were essentially one Ruppert/Brown restaurant - still, things don't seem quite as heady as they were just a few years ago. It's largely intuitive, but I'm on this stuff about ten hours a day, and I'm just "sensing" less activity, and that sense was bolstered last night by the reality of the Dining Guide. This is why I voiced my post in the form of a question, rather than a statement. Still, other than Convivial, I don't see any restaurant in Shaw that I would run to; I think Mount Vernon Square (or, West Convention Center - whatever you want to call it) is the most intriguing area in DC right now - granted, that could be considered "Shaw South," but it's also pulling downward from U Street, and eastward from Logan Circle, and arguably includes Convivial. I think the Marriott Marquis might be tugging things a bit to the West: I think Tom Power is something of a Warren Buffett when it comes to DC real estate - I thought he was insane for sinking so much money into that townhouse, but right now he's batting 3-for-3 in real estate ventures.

I try to keep my personal feelings out of things like this, but I'd be lying if I said that in this non-inflationary economy, I didn't think a real estate correction was coming - if it comes, things will retreat towards blue-chip areas, and West Convention Center, supported by the Marriott Marquis, is about as blue chip as it gets right now - investors and restaurateurs know this.
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From their website:

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After a failed attempt obtaining tickets at "will call" for Cirque du Soleil (long story), we found ourselves looking for lunch. While the overall operations of the eatery have changed a bit, it still takes effort to find which options are available, since that varies according to the day and the time. 
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Just announced on their Facebook page Earl’s will be closing the Ballston location in 2 weeks

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Last day in Ballston June 14
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Delhi (Connaught Place area) is likely most famous for the Jantar Market and the close-by Jantar Mandar, an unwieldy, interesting, but ultimately somewhat baffling (at least for me) astronomical park/collection of buildings. The Market is not so interesting to me, and swarmed with hawkers trying to steer you into certain stalls, and away from certain streets towards "better" ones.

I stayed for the second time in the Le Meridien hotel
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You might want to plan sooner than later, because I have it on good word that Rob Rubba is leaving.

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On a completely different note, one potential emerging trend that's been happening in baseball this year is the abandonment of a traditional starting pitcher.

The Rays, well known for their adherence to analytics, have started Sergio Romo (a long-time set-up man for the Giants and key to their bullpen in three WS title runs) in the first inning of certain games where the opposing team's batting line-up is top-heavy with right-handed hitters.  The Angels, with Mike Trout, are one such team.  This makes some strategic sense, because Romo has a heavy platoon split -- his career OPS against RH batters is a staggeringly low .561 (compared to a decent but hardly dominant .687 against LH batters).  If a manager would do something like this in the 7th or 8th inning, why not in the 1st?  That said, Trout is one of the few MLB hitters with a reverse-platoon split -- his career OPS is 50 points higher against RHPs.
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Thanks to an astute member for pointing this out to me:

"Etto and Garden District Co-Owner Tad Kurtz Has Died" by Jessica Sidman on washingtonian.com
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Linda’s Cafe on Lee Highway Set to Close, Could Soon Be Replaced by Bob and Edith’s, by Alex Koma,  June 4, 2018, on ARLnow.com.  Cold.  Stone cold.  Another reminder of the importance to a small business of owning the building in which you operate.
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Garrett County

I have been up in GC two weekends in a row for birthday/bridal related activities.  The bridal related activity was at Lucas Farms which was beautiful, a little warm on a bright sunny day, but given all this rain, at least it was sunny.  We had dinners both weekends at Tomanetti's in Oakland because it was either convenient to where we live, or wouldn't be as crowded as lake places.  It is mostly American-Italian.  What they call fresh pizza dough (more pan style than their thin crust) has gotten better IMHO.  I still like Brenda's a little better, but it isn't bad.  They have big entrees, and you are likely to go home with leftovers.  We also had wings, not the best wings I have ever had, but they may be some of the best in GC.  We also had a greek salad, that was chopped salad style, which isn't what I had last time I was there.  I thought it had a tad bit too much dressing- I normally ask for it on the side and I forgot- but otherwise good.  We also had mozarella sticks, which I thought were a pretty good darn rendition of mozz sticks and didn't seem to be just Sysco to me.  They have a nice little side patio, if the weather isn't bad.  Their wine selection is not broad, but we found something that we could drink.  For the birthday celebration we bought out all their champagne and prosecco.  
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