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  1. Dave was saying that *he* would have kicked himself out of a fancy expense account restaurant, not that “expense account people” (whatever that means) would. Seems a bridge too far to assign a problem and assume prejudices in this case.
  2. Trummer's on Main - Clifton. Too little sauce or extraneous accouterments for it to have been Tuscarora Mill.
  3. Taking the thread back to the original discussion, the Isabella eatery was at most half open today - Yona and Arroz were closed, as was the bar. Seems like Requin was doing ok business, but entire place was less than 1/2 full. Oh, and Vilbrequin has been there for a couple years. #happycustomer.
  4. Understood, Don. WRT to the "fancy" comment I just wanted to clarify for Katt (who I am guessing hasn't been there) that the environment wasn't super-fancy, a la L-B proper. I've also had less than stellar service at AS Bar, as I mentioned. Service at L-B has been superb in my opinion, and would describe it as you note.
  5. There are probably 200-300 wines by the bottle and have to be over 50 by the glass. You didn't care for any? That said, I was there (wine bar) about a month ago. Had a nice time overall, but largely due to the company I was with - the bar service was pretty off-putting. As to Le Bernardin, I can understand that one person's "cool" is another's "professional". The aim at L-B is a bit different than say, A Rake's Progress. Also, the place itself isn't particularly "fancy".
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    To Whom Are You Drinking Right Now?

    Joel Robuchon. Have very fond memories of eating at L'Atelier in Paris next to Chef and his companion.
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    Butchery Classes

    The Whole Ox in Marshall has a recurring series. Think they publish dates/ times on their website.
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    To Whom Are You Drinking Right Now?

    Auguste Clape. Won’t have a Cornas tonight because I’m in NY drinking white wine at Nishi, but to his memory nonetheless.
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    Men's Tennis - Who Is The Greatest Of All Time?

    Agreed. If he sorts out his cardio. Frances just had nothing left in the tank against Khachanov after the 3rd set tiebreak. I'm a huge fan, and believe he'll be an incredible player.
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    Men's Tennis - Who Is The Greatest Of All Time?

    Very true. Honestly, this Wimbledon has had one excellent sportsmanship moment after another. What a great two weeks - I was bummed that Big Foe quit in his round of 32 match, but he'll be back.
  11. Wow. Was about to eat at Mirabelle for a client lunch yesterday, but the client decided on PJ Clarke's instead... Mirabelle was up and down for me, but when firing on all cylinders was an excellent restaurant.
  12. I think it depends on what you consider light. I was there last Monday (btw, most restaurants out here aren’t open Monday but F&M is) and had a gnocchi with ramp pesto and soft shells with corn salsa. The gnocchi were light and airy enough to have been Frank Ruta’s and the soft shells and corn were an ideal summer dish. There was also an interesting scallop dish on the menu that seemed like a lighter choice along with a vegetarian option - which I know doesn’t automatically mean “light”, but my dining companion enjoyed it. Neal is also offering a “wine game” on Monday nights which is also a good time.
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    What a wonderful post! Thanks so much for sharing. Having been to SPQR but not Acquerello I certainly want to get to the latter when I am next in San Francisco. That said, SPQR is much more casual in it's design and execution, no?
  14. I give it 12 months, tops. Which is kind of unfortunate as my meals at Nakazawa in NY have been superlative- far, far exceeding any omakase I have had in DC.