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  1. Hmmmmm - not too much input on Gravitas. FWIW we ate there several times in 2019 and loved it. Wondering if anyone has tried the Chefs Tasting Counter menu and if its worth it (to the extent that any meal priced at $210pp before drinks tax and tip can be "worth it")
  2. Holy post from 8 years ago! But yes, Magruders and Ben continue to be my go to for many of alcohol purchases - they have fairly aggressively embraced the "barrel pick" genre - a particular recent favorite of mine is Bens barrel pick of a cask strength Barrell (the brand) bourbon. George also picked a barrel but I prefer Bens. And they do great whiskey tastings upstairs although I guess those won't be happening for a while.
  3. It is the best sushi in this price range in DC and has become my go to place for work lunches. Honestly I think the sushi there is better than the sushi I had at my last Kaiseki tasting menu at Sushi Taro
  4. As an Irish man married to a Filipina and someone who has eaten at multiple Armstrong locations going back almost 20 years I really wanted to like this place...... .....But...... .....we went on Memorial Day Monday and the vibe was really strange and soporific. I'd agree on the cocktail menu its pretty unappealing so I opted for a very average Rose at $13/glass. The place was more than half empty and as we sat facing the kitchen it meant that the underutilized kitchen staff spent most of their time gazing out at the diners / checking their phones / fixing their hair - the whole thing
  5. 2 Amys is just so freakin good - been a couple of times recently and the bar menu just blows us away - the Porchetta is to DIE for, the tomato salad with ricotta and chives melts in your mouth - the meatballs are as good as ever - feel very lucky to be a 10 min drive and glad they are still top notch 10+ years after opening
  6. Any recent recommendations for Chicago?
  7. As huge fans of Cityzen and Chef Ziebold we were excited to hit up Kinship last night with some friends - the food was generally excellent but we had pretty significant issues with the pacing. Its a beautiful space and the ladies in our party were especially taken with the "sitting room" and fireplace up front. Food wise, the hits of the night were the Lobster French Toast, the sunchokes and the Tuna Egg Pancake dish. Mushroom torchon, duck, celtuce w lentils and desserts also really really good. Someone mentioned upthread that they were still working out the service and I tend to agree. W
  8. We've really gotten to love Macon over the last year or so. The service is warm and friendly, the cocktails are excellent and the food is great. It is a real gem in a neighborhood struggling for top class culinary options. Unfortunately I have it on pretty good authority that Dan Singhofen is leaving at the end of the year. I really hope this is not true but if so I hope they hire a replacement of the same caliber.
  9. not a regular poster any more but felt a need to post this and hopefully people realize based on my history on the board I am not one to wantonly slam a restaurant had the worst service experience in years at the Cap Hill location about 2 weeks ago - arrived for late lunch with a relatively large group of 10 people and were seated in a busy but not slammed and rapidly emptying dining room at roughly 1.20 - we ordered standard lunch fare - burgers salads etc and a few folks ordered milkshakes The we waited, and waited, and waited........servers assiduously avoided our table and eye contact
  10. we stopped by Saturday night after dinner and scored 4 seats at the bar - I have to admit when i initially heard about this place i thought it would be too precious for its own good but I was wrong - MH is a real gem - the staff were delightful, the drinks were great and the food that we tried was excellent - we will be back
  11. Any more recent Paris experiences? I have 5 days there in Nov
  12. Had a lovely meal there on Sunday night - arrived at 8.30 and was suprised at how bustling the place was that late on a Sunday in August so clearly they are still drawing a crowd. Food and service both excellent.
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