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  1. Whenever I find myself searching, it is by location first, then i can see what is nearby and what I am in the mood for... if neighborhood or area listings are lost, I don’t see it being as useful for me.
  2. Dang. If I like it, it closes. 😟 Unfortunately neither location was convenient for me, but I would go out of my way when the weather would allow, to grab a coffee and sandwich for lunch.
  3. I sure wish Dino's was open for lunch. 🙁 Off at 2 today and need to wait until 6 for my ride home...would've been a perfect opportunity to stop in!
  4. I've never enjoyed eating at the Rockville location of Matchbox. Too busy and crowded. Had a very nice meal at the new Silver Spring location this weekend, however. It is a considerably smaller footprint so feels much more intimate. The service was excellent and good food to match. Nice for a quick after-move bite.
  5. @kardut just saw your post. I highly recommend Rochelle Myers catering. I know she is not on your list, but worth checking out. My cousin’s daughter was recently married at a NVA winery and I referred her to Rochelle. Without any other input from me she spoke with Rochelle and did a tasting, and said the food was far superior to the other caterers. And I can vouch from the experience that the food and service was exceptional.
  6. Dad has a birthday on Tuesday, so we are going to see a movie at Montgomery Mall, then out to dinner afterwards. There are caveats: He wants something he can't get at Riderwood, where he lives. So Korean, Thai, Vietnamese are options he would like, as well as loving bbq beef ribs (which no one has!) But Mom is very picky (low or no fat, will eat seafood but not red meat, and sister has lactose intolerance, as well as no pork or shellfish. And if I can find one thing on the menu I can eat, I'll be happy. (Garlic, Soy, Legumes, all allergies) I contacted Al Ha'esh, and think that may be an option. But I made the mistake of suggesting Kpot BBQ and he really likes that idea. Haven't spoken with them yet to see if I can eat anything but yeah, Korean is one of the most difficult for me to navigate. Oh, and Mom is in a walker so has to be accessible. Any gems I am missing? @DanielK ? I also looked at X'ian but the menu was overwhelming and I don't think that would go over too well. Open to going up to Rio if we can get there pretty quickly. Mom is used to eating around 5ish and the movie won't get out until after 5. TALL order, I know! TIA for any suggestions.
  7. I think I have enough miles - and we are due for a trip back there! Definitely something to look forward to, though not for the opening...
  8. BlueStar is great! Did our remodel about 13 yrs ago. Still a workhorse, and still love it. And recommended if doesn't use a wok, too!
  9. Great to see you here. I have family in MSP and my niece will be getting married there next year. Are you familiar with St. Louis Park? That's where my Mom grew up and I still have some cousins nearby.
  10. Missed it this year- hadn’t Seen the posts and the thread title showed April 24 so I assumed it was coming up later this month. 😕
  11. We'll probably get there a little early. Depends on how late I can try to sleep in 😉 And sorry if this question has already been answered, but do you know what the parking situation is like?
  12. I can't recall all the places- help me out? Of course I remember Blackie's on 22nd, and Lulu's (fun times!) on M, but I'm blanking out on the other places! I worked next store to Black Rooster (in that building under construction) for 15 yrs. Rooster was definitely our after-work happy hour place and made for some nice lunches as well.
  13. They gutted the office building next door and construction has (almost) everything closed there. Sweetgreen looks to be hanging on, though. Lots of changes going on in that area.
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