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Everything posted by DonRocks

  1. Interestingly, Larry Bird's first game in the NBA was the first-ever NBA game where a 3-point shot was made (in other words, Bird had the 3-point shot available to him for his entire career). On Oct 12, 1979, Chris Ford scored a 3-pointer with 3:48 left in the 1st quarter against the Houston Rockets - the first 3-pointer in NBA history. Rick Barry made one in the same game as well (this was his final season).
  2. PPPS - Tina S (the French teen "sensation" from 2015) was a fraud, too, and it's amazing that nobody has come out and said this. (If these people weren't frauds, then why haven't we heard of them, five-years later?)
  3. They aren't *that* good. [If you have to explain a joke, it wasn’t worth making. 🙂]
  4. Mirazur is the first restaurant in the world to be certified "plastic-free" by plasticfreecertification.org Click here for the details about the certification. Last year, Mirazur was voted the "#1 Restaurant in the World" by theworlds50best.com. I dined there not long after it won the award, and will be happy to write about it (but I'll need some time in order to give it the perspective and respect it deserves).
  5. This is smart - I didn't even know there was a second floor. Hen Quarter enthusiasts will still come (and ask), and the chicken sandwich place will cater to the lunch crowd.
  6. Urban Bar-B-Que opened in 2005, and I'm pretty sure that KBQ and Johnny Boy's were the best in the area then, followed by The Pit Stop shortly afterwards. (I'd make the case for Willard's and Chubby's also, but I only went to Urban Bar-B-Que a couple of times when it opened - I distinctly remember being repulsed by their Redneck Nachos, yuck.) Now, it's Smoking Kow, and nothing else, from what I've seen (I've been about five times, but only at the Alexandria location). Their brisket and chicken are both terrific - you can buy them by the pound, and they reheat very well at home (make sure to get plenty of sauce).
  7. In that case, let me delete my message - I was thinking of Mills.
  8. I'm going to give you all a tip on a $25.99 (?) wine that you should run, not walk, and buy (by the case if you can) - it's at Arrowine, and I just bought a fair amount of it, but apparently they have more: Brambly, red fruit (but still medium-full bodied) - very much opposite to a plum-like Morgon or Moulin-a-Vent. Eighty-year-old vines. Certified organic in 2017, going biodynamic as of 2018. This wine is three-years old, so it's just starting to blossom, but it will last another ten years with ease. Let it breathe in a decanter for ten minutes before drinking - it's slightly bitter at first, but that blows off very quickly. Thank me later. Domaine les Capréoles website
  9. "This Is What an Unleashed Trump Looks Like" by David A. Graham on theatlantic.com
  10. I've only looked at the pictures here (and the website), but when I saw them, my first thought was that we need more female pizzaiolos (pizzaiolas?) in this town. --- Girl Food (Odessa Piper and Terry Theise)
  11. For whatever it's worth, for the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, the "Lyft Pink" benefit applies to only one cardholder; the "DashPass" benefit applies to all cardholders on the same account.
  12. I had Bouillabaisse in Marseille last autumn (a claim of authenticity; not a gular sac puff), and to start the meal, we nibbled an order of pan-fried Scorpion Fish (Rascasse in French). I don't *think* these are Sugar Toads or Sea Robins, but I'm pretty sure they're close relatives. This is about as traditional a preparation as you'll ever see, and this was most likely in the sea that morning. If anyone wants Bouillabaisse without going trans-Atlantic, think about heading to San Francisco for Cioppino. No, they're not the same, but a traditional, authentic Cioppino is worth the trip.
  13. I'm on a hopefully never-ending cycle at Arrowine where I pick up some wines I've ordered, then get 2-3 different bottles of things that seem interesting (or what Doug or Shem tell me I'll enjoy), then I go home, try the 2-3 wines leisurely over a week, and, well, here's what just happened: I did this a week ago, and bought three bottles of Beaujolais I'd never tried - the first two were good; the third was riveting, so I wrote Doug (yesterday) and asked if I could get 2 cases of it (he said yes). When I pick up those (in a week or so), I'll try 2-3 different bottles of things that seem interesting (or what Doug or Shem tell me I'll enjoy), then I go home, try the 2-3 bottles ...
  14. "Super Bowl Sunday Last Call for Charlie's on the Ave." on alexandrialivingmagazine.com Bombay Curry Company had better chicken wings by far - perhaps the best in the entire DMV.
  15. Never - btw, the only time I've seen Sugar Toads in DC (which isn't definitive by any means) was at Kinship last Spring.
  16. I really *love* the simplicity of the websites at both Reveler's Hour and Tail-Up Goat (clearly something Jon, Bill and Jill took with them from Komi). Both restaurants do have Instagram pages (see Dining Guide), but the websites don't tout them. There's something quietly confident about having such simple-yet-elegant websites. I find them all close to perfect.
  17. Has anyone been to the semi-reincarnation of Himitsu, Pom Pom? Nov 12, 2019 - "Himitsu Is Now Pom Pom, a Restaurant Dedicated to 'Whimsy'" by Kate Stoltzfus on dcist.com [This is a fuzzy area, but Pom Pom will have its own thread despite Carrie Steiner remaining as owner.]
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