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  1. DIShGo

    Amsterdam

    Definitely go to Vondelpark and the Rijksmuseum. The Van Gogh Museum and the Moco (a modern art museum) are also nearby and worth a visit. My 24-year-old daughter enjoyed the Anne Frank House.I was unable to go because we didn't get reservations in advance. My daughter and her friends went out in the Squares at night, and she recommended taking a canal with a smaller company, where they let you bring on your own food and drinks. Amsterdam is such a fun city. She will have a wonderful time!
  2. Apparently the inspiration for Rice A Roni came from Pailadzo Captanian, a survivor of the Armenian Genocide and an author.
  3. I walked by tonight, and it appears Mazagan has closed, and is being replaced by a restaurant called, "Caspi."
  4. The '72 election was the first and only time my parents didn't vote for President. They couldn't stomach either option. I was 10 and vacationing with my family in DC on the day Nixon resigned. TV reporters were everywhere, getting reactions from people on the street. Nixon's helicopter flew over us and we drove out of town.
  5. Last week I stumbled across, "They'll Love Me When I'm Dead," a Netflix documentary about Orson Welles' unfinished final film, "The Other Side of the Wind." Netlix released, "The Other Side of the Wind" on Nov. 2. It was fascinating to watch both films, back to back. I highly recommend them, especially if you are interested in Orson Welles. To fully appreciate both films, I suggest watching, "They'll Love Me When I'm Dead," first. Watching the documentary first gave me a better understanding of the film, which is free-spirited and ahead of its time.
  6. I think this is a weak Hitchcock film. The "twist to the twist" elevated it from below average to decent. I'm glad I saw it, but I wouldn't rave about it to anyone. Sean Connery is the best thing about this film. The love affair between his character and Marie is implausible, and there was no chemistry between the stars. His sister-in-law, though conniving, was more interesting, and seemed like a better match for him. Speaking of the sister-in-law, Lil, the quote about killing that you refer to is about Lil's love of the fox hunt, which repulsed Marnie once the dogs attacked the fox.
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    The Blues Brothers

    There's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark out, and we're wearing sunglasses.
  8. I had a wonderful meal at Seven Hills when I visited San Francisco a few months ago. Everything was fresh and fabulous. The pastas were particularly good, and the meatballs were the best I have ever tasted. If you drive there, heed the advice on their website and park at the nearby Jug Shop.
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    Pomegranates

    Yes, the extras are currently serving as seasonal decorations in my house. Won't get around the eating them all, I'm afraid.
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    Pomegranates

    I bought pomegranates at the Pentagon City Costco last week. They also had Fuyu persimmons.
  11. This is a well-made documentary. I found it riveting and thought-provoking--even after a friend revealed the entire storyline to me before I had the chance to see it! I highly recommend watching it (and reading as little as possible about it beforehand).
  12. I had dinner at Vernick last weekend. Everything was fabulous, but the one dish I wouldn't miss is the sea scallop and black truffle butter toast.
  13. The cucumber works well as a mixer, I think. I also love the grapefruit.
  14. Cucumber is one of my favorites! I always buy it when I see it.
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