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  1. Yes, unless there's something I don't know, Nasime is the best restaurant in Alexandria right now (and has been since Restaurant Eve closed).
  2. I can never read the Post - who are the others? Pit Beef - Baltimore's Very Own Barbecue Chaps Charcoal Pit Beef Pioneer Pit Beef <--- This is the only place I've tried that's better than The Canopy. The Canopy Pit Beef
  3. Oh my goodness! Look at this extract about the wines from Andy's latest review: "The wine list was quite extensive but the pricing was outrageous, even by the stratospheric standards of Mayfair. Often with an expensive wine list you can find relief by delving into the obscure regions, but don’t bother here. Chateau Bela 2011 from Slovakia, a collaboration of Egon Muller and Mirsolav Petrech, was listed at £180 (plus service), a little matter of nearly 11 times its retail price of £19 once you factor in the service charge. Matosevic Alba Malvazija Istarska 2017 from Croatia was £59 plus service compared to its shop price of £13. Donnhoff Riesling 2013 was a lovely wine to drink, but was listed at £80 compared to its retail price of £18. Guenoc Sauvignon Blanc 2013 from California was £140 plus service for a wine that costs just £12 in a shop. If you think the really prestige wines might be less marked up then, as The Dread Pirate Roberts said in the wonderful movie ‘The Princess Bride’: “Get used to disappointment”. Chateau Latour 1983 was £2,840 plus service for a bottle whose current market value is £462. I could go on. This is the sort of wine list to drive anyone to drink tap water. If you are determined to drink alcohol then there is some relief in parts of the champagne list, with Ruinart Blanc de Blanc NV at £128 plus service for a bottle that costs £66 in a shop. Otherwise just pray that you are dining with a rich friend with a large expense account. Sadly I wasn’t. Just in case you are contemplating corkage, it is £75 a bottle, with a maximum of three bottles per table."
  4. Eric, is this half a tomahawk steak, or a whole one? $140 for this seems extreme; $70, much less so.
  5. I'm trying to sort out Red Sea Bream, and hit a wall. Going from Kingdom-Phylum-Class-Order-Family-Genus-Species in Taxonomy, Red Sea Bream is in the Family Sparidae. East-Asian Sea Bream is the Species Pagrus major - (Madai in Japan, Domi in Korea, and the most commonly eaten fish in Taiwan). Mediterranean Sea Bream (also known as "Blackspot Sea Bream") is the Species Pagellus Bogaraveo - (Dorade in France, Orata in Italy, and the most popular Mediterranean fish). ... or not! This web page says that Mediterranean Sea Bream is the Species Sparus Aurata, and I trust this web page (I think) - anyone want to help?
  6. You're *so* close - it's a classic sandwich (and a perfectly good example of one) from this city. Actually, I'll give it to you both: It's a Pan Bagnat from a kiosk, Chez Felix, where I haven't been in nearly twenty years - a lot of people get these, and walk a block to the beach and eat them either on the rocks, or on a bench.
  7. Yes, but there's enough information in this picture to know which city.
  8. Great review, Chris. DIShGo and I had a variation of this at Husk Nashville a few years ago, and both thought it was the pimento cheese we'd ever had.
  9. Well, you can. 🙂 I figure people will get this one - this place is virtually identical to how it was when I was last there, probably 8-10 years ago. Honestly, I ordered poorly - there was too much fried food here; I was hoping for something lighter, but I didn't pay enough attention. The spring rolls were the best dish, in part because of their (somewhat) novel protein.
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