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  1. It appears the Fairfax location is still offering a limited menu. "To-Go" only. Tip: get the creamy jalapeno
  2. Osso Buco tonight, served with some leftover roasted potatoes and green beans. To be honest, I wasn't thrilled with the results. Not sure why.
  3. Save Local Restaurants This seems to be an option for those interested in obtaining legislative support for the restaurant community.
  4. I'm definitely not sweating it. Just bored at the moment. 🙂
  5. Yesterday's cold, rainy weather called for a pasta dish, and I found this recipe for "Sausage Carbonara". It's certainly not what I know to be traditional carbonara, since it uses cream, but it was surely delicious. (I added fresh peas to the recipe)
  6. If you live in near Ashburn in Loudoun County, Ahso is now offering curbside delivery. The entire menu is available to-go, as well as growler fills, wine, and dessert.
  7. We had a great time in Boston, and enjoyed some excellent meals. For starters, we took a 5 hour walking food and history tour, which was phenomenal. https://www.tripadvisor.com/AttractionProductReview-g60745-d14071143-North_End_Small_Group_Food_Tour-Boston_Massachusetts.html. Our dinner that evening at Coppa Enoteca https://www.coppaboston.com/ was superb in every way. It's a tiny place, but the food was inventive and delicious. I finished with a flight of amaro, which was eye-opening for me. We also very much enjoyed Barcelona Wine Bar, which even though it is a chain, provided a great brunch for all of us. At $90 for three of us, it was also a relative bargain. We ate at a decent, but somewhat forgettable North End Italian restaurant, but I don't really recommend it. Saturday evening, we endured the two hour wait to dine at Saltie Girl, which in my opinion, is somewhat similar to Swan Oyster Depot in San Francisco. It made for a very expensive evening ($300 for the two of us), but it was worth the cost. My personal highlight was the lobster and waffles dish, in which the waffle was even more memorable than the lobster! Getting on the wait list was a minor pain, but the service was great after we were seated. Finally, we grabbed a slice at the original Regina's, which was one of the best pizza slices I can recall.
  8. Last night's dinner began a couple of gin-based cocktails inspired by a bottle of Ford's Gin that I managed to find. Classic Negroni for me, with the gin, Campari, and Carpano Antica Formula, and a Bee's Knees for Mrs. Reedm. Quite delicious. I prepared Steak Diane using Mark Bittman's NY Times recipe as a starting point. Very easy and tasty. As a side, I roasted some radishes with olive oil and a few seasonings. The 2016 Chateau La Grange Clinet Reserve was a fine match for the meal. I also attempted to make some chocolate covered strawberries, but the monk fruit sweetener used at the request of my keto diet wife (ugh) didn't set very well.
  9. As a follow-up, my daughter landed a great job in Boston. She looks forward to our upcoming visit, but denies that is because she will get a free meal or two. My wife and I will be there for three nights beginning next week. Mrs. reedm has requested Italian food at for at least two meals, so that's a starting point. We will be celebrating a wedding anniversary, so we are interested in a special occasion-ish restaurant as well. I'd be grateful for any and all suggestions.
  10. I wasn't able to try a couple of Scarr's or Grimaldi's, but my daughter and I ended up at Patsy's Pizzeria in Midtown East early on the afternoon of Super Bowl Sunday. We ordered a 19" Old School Round Pie, and mistakenly thought it would be more than we could eat. The pizza was delicious. The Old School Round essentially a pizza margherita. The sauce was a tiny bit sweet, but excellent, and the crust was thin and very light. Service was friendly and quick. Definitely a place I'd try again.
  11. Wow. Great video. I'll try to check the place out. Thanks!
  12. Minor thread jack. I'm going to be in Midtown East for work next week. Care to recommend any good pizza spots? Thanks!
  13. Checking in from Tokyo. Here are a couple of pictures I took while on walking food tour in Asakusa. The four pieces of Nigiri from the stand up sushi bar Hinatomaru were as good or better than any sushi I've ever had. (Not sure why the photos appear 90 degrees off)
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