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  1. man, that was a good pizza. it was my first asparagus of the season and offered a brief glimmer of hope that spring always brings. and at this point, I'll take whatever hope I can find, whether it's in logarithmic charts or pizza. and I love that they offer their tacos in normal-taco size rather than the mini-taco amous boush. every time my wife and I went to Happy Gyro last year we'd say "if only we could get these tacos full sized!" who knew we could, and at home no less! finally, the sourdough and fig gelato is really good--it's not too sweet, which I enjoy for desserts, th
  2. 1) Yes, exactly. 2) Plant based. (I'm not sure when this became more popular than "vegan" in common parlance, but I suppose it's better marketing for the non-Moosewood types.) 3) On the bottom of the main page there's a link to set up the order. You fill out a webform and then Ellen will email you back with a confirmation and a link to pay.
  3. Equinox is open and delivering really fantastic meals. They're putting out a weekly menu and you order directly from them and they deliver it. (No messing around with a delivery service--from what I can tell, they're using their own staff to try to keep them employed.) We went all out last night and got four courses each (so much food!) We especially loved the fusilli and the jambalaya (smokey and satisfying), but it was all really good.
  4. It’s insanely loud—conversation was difficult.
  5. my wife and I were in copenhagen for a few days as part of a broader northern european vacation. we've been before and love it, but this time our driving purpose was dinner at noma. who am I to add to the vast amounts of attention given to that restaurant? I'll just say that we had a very enjoyable time, the food was always beautiful, usually interesting, sometimes challenging, and, above all, delicious (even the mold courses). while I'm never going to visit during the game season or the seafood season, I don't feel that going during vegetable season is any less worthwhile--we spoke to a c
  6. I recently had dinner at Best Friend at Park MGM and thoroughly enjoyed it. It seems like a love letter to 1990's LA, but it's really an ode to the American dream--its menu is a tour of the Southern California melting pot with Korean tacos, carnitas, elotes, soondubu, and even a (vegetable) schnitzel. Don't get put off by how small it looks when you walk up to it (the real dining room is behind the convenience store setup).
  7. I don't know the area super well, but over near the Roppongi station is this really cool beer bar (if that's your thing) called Ant 'n Bee. It's kind of divey, but really unpretentious and friendly. There's a restaurant called Jomon Roppongi that some friends have strongly recommended to me, but sadly I wasn't able to get in because it was really crowded when I stopped by. But it could be worth checking it out to see if the hype is worth it. You'll also be well situated to get to Ginza, Shibuya, etc, so hopefully work won't be too much of a drag and you'll have some free time to
  8. I very much agree with this. In fact, I've been meaning to write up a bit about Japan after my recent trips, but I inevitably stop when I realize the overwhelming task at hand. I could spend a century in Tokyo and still feel like I haven't experienced all there is to offer. But I shall tilt at windmills and try, I suppose. Tokyo Tempura Kondo in Ginza is worth the Michelin star. T's Tan Tan is a vegan ramen shop inside the ticketed part of the Tokyo train station, near the entrance to the Keiyo line. It's gone downhill a bit, but it's still worthwhile, particularly for vege
  9. Komi's turned into Happy Gyro for June. It's like a really refined vegetarian diner (think Chicago Diner or the local Fare Well putting on airs). It continuously riffed on (at least my) childhood memories of favorite foods--sure, they're elevated here and fancier, but darn if they're still not comforting and deeply satisfying. There were about 8 dishes of varying sizes, with the main attraction being a choice between a gyro or a cheesesteak. My wife and I picked one of each and split them. Both were delicious and would be perfect replacements for Adams Morgan's post-drinking jumbo sli
  10. I had a really excellent meal here last week. We waited in the small bar for our table to be ready and spent the few minutes eyeing fresh focaccia, pillowy arugula salads, and countless bowls of pasta come out...I did everything I could not to pull an Elaine Benes and steal from others' plates. Once I got to eat (from my own plate), everything was better than it looked. I was a bit amazed at how all of it (bread, salad, and pastas) was perfectly balanced--even the cacio e pepe was more delicate than the ultra rich versions that are more common. Between this and Uovo up the street
  11. Assuming I'm grading on a curve for that area, I thought that City Cellar Wine and Bar was pretty good. I at least thought to myself, "This is better than it should be", for whatever that's worth. But I was also happy to see a Mellow Mushroom nearby, so I guess that gives a sense of the area. Although the Ball Park of the Palm Beaches is really nice, I prefer going up to away games at the Roger Dean stadium in Jupiter because it's an excuse to stop at Civil Society Brewery, which is brewing some great beer (without using a curve). It's right near Aaron's Table and Wine Bar which had th
  12. I hope this place does well--I really do--but I'm just kind of mystified by the menu. It's not very English (a side of mushy peas and a scotch egg make not a pub)...but it's not very much of anything. Perhaps the most English thing about Scotts is that it's the restaurant version of the aliens from Doctor Who called The Silence ("Anyone who sees them immediately forgets about them after looking away"). I eat in this neighborhood all of the time--multiple meals every week--but unless their menu changes I doubt I'll ever step foot inside. Not counting sides of vegetables, I see three v
  13. Saturday's double header was an amazing time for all kinds of reasons (Scherzer complete game, Werth ceremony, Doolittle bullpen cart ride), but the proverbial cherry on the sundae was having my best stadium food experience of the season. I'm not sure when it started, but there's a place called La Casita around section 142 that has pupusas and tamales. I really hope they're back next season--shows that DC United isn't the only pupusa/sports game in town!
  14. I had an excellent dinner at Band of Bohemia last week. The service was impeccable and they were graceful in accommodating vegetarians (especially for a place featuring a foie gras dessert). In fact, their off-menu tofu was phenomenal. But the beer...wow. They turn their beers toward unexpected directions, but in different ways. The Jasmine Rice beer was on a completely different plane--it showcased crispness and devotion to quality ingredients one expects from the best Czech beers while the jasmine rice offered a dry, subtle, progressive approach toward a new direction. Their "India" Pal
  15. I honestly don't understand what connection you're trying to make here with the reference to reelecting Marion Barry.
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