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  1. I haven't posted much recently because I haven't had many meals that have been inspiring one way or the other. That changed last night. I went to Benito's Place by myself and had a delightful experience. The mole guerrero was a brilliant ruby red, with incredible depth and a lovely kick, accompanied by beans, rice and fresh tortillas. The pupusas were gooey and much lighter than most pupusas I've had in the area, which I've found to be mealy and dense. Service was lovely, space was quiet and friendly. All for $20 + tip. Highly recommended on a cold winter night or, really, any night. WaPo had a favorable write-up of it last year. https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/benitos-place-restaurant-a-fantastic-food-tour-of-latin-america/2018/02/12/94313f22-0cf6-11e8-95a5-c396801049ef_story.html?utm_term=.d8edca7dc24a
  2. What is everyone's favorite casualish bistro in Paris? I'm thinking something like Le Diplomate and Bistro Du Coin (but the real thing!). Thanks. --- Le Bistrot d'à Côté (Mark Slater)
  3. I went here a lot because I live a block away. Their "Cali Girl" sandwich used to be on delicious fresh milk bread with a great runny egg, until about a month ago, when it was on clearly delivered bread with an egg-mcmuffin type hard egg. Gross. I suspect when Marjorie left to St. Anselm the money went with her.
  4. Haven't been here since Chef Rubba left, but going Saturday. MAN does this menu look good though--love the creative uses of veggies.
  5. Happened to go here today for the first time in a while; I find that I go here during winter more often for some reason. But you're spot on: black rice with spicy chicken and veggies is a GREAT lunch. The noodles/soups I've had have been much worse.
  6. I just saw this comment, and it rubbed me as a unnecessarily snarky. What's wrong with opening a second location? Certainly it's better than a vacant space. And there's now easier access to good food downtown. And (hopefully) the owners make money from it. Turns out that restaurants aren't charities and, at the end of the day, the vast majority of them exist to make money. Do you have a job? Do you work for free or do you try to "monetize[ ] it as thoroughly as possible"?
  7. Had the falafel yesterday and thought it was great. A bit too heavy on the sauce that comes with it though. The balls themselves were freshly made and tasty. I have no idea why they insist on charging 75 cents for tiny thimbles of shug/harissa. They ask if you want them without telling you it's an upcharge, which I dont like. I'm excited that you can add falafel balls to any salad for only $1.75
  8. This raises an issue that I have there: one pita/salad isn't quite enough and two is too many. The sides have never interested me, so I end up getting two and saving some for later.
  9. Theyve condensed their menu to remove a few of my favorites but MAN that mushroom pita is still the best philly cheesesteak I've had in a long time, even if it doesnt have any meat, onions, peppers, mayo or cheese.
  10. Ive always thought it was never a part of Ethiopia but am far far far from an expert
  11. The french way, I think. Ethiopia wasnt ever colonized, but was briefly occupied by Italy. Eritrea was colonized by Italians. --- Eritrea (DonRocks)
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