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  1. My parents, 4 year old and I went to the van Ness location. the three dishes for $60 is a steal especially for my family since we basically eat & order family style wherever we go and are just constantly eating off of each other's plates anyway. We ordered - stracciatella cheese (which tastes like the inside of the burrata) with roasted tomatoes and artichokes - Bolognese special - A'matriciana - gnocchi with porcinis - tiramisu + gelato Waitress accidentally wrote down "sp" for special and then served pasta aglio oilio (which was just okay). She fixed it and brought out the Bolognese. Restaurant seems very family-friendly. I noticed a lot of families there. we brought our own coloring sheets and crayons but the waitress print it out more for us. The children's menu does seem pretty expensive though, the entrees are $14 which is the same price as some of the adult entrees seems fairly high for me. My daughter just ended up eating what we were eating.
  2. They are still in Silver Spring but the owner said he was planning to move in 2020. Said he bought a new place near Walter Reed. It sounds like bonifant will be turned into condos. The food was delicious but I regret not ordrring it more spicy. Mild is nothing. Best dish was the spring roll salad
  3. I went there yesterday between sessions at the National Book Festival. I had a side order of falafel and fries. The falafel was excellent it had a crunchy exterior and a creamy, soft interior. I liked the tahina sauce and harissa. The vegan labneh wasn't as great.
  4. Sad that this place is closing! My husband and I have been going here for over a decade. We went to Dino's to celebrate my pregnancy and we picked her name out during dinner. We went for an early birthday dinner last weekend but they were out of duck Bolognese (the wild boar was a great consolation) so we might go back one more time
  5. They have changed their menu significantly from when they opened I think to separate the two spaces, I have been to both several times since I live in the area. TTT is very loud and more casual. Buena Vida is more of an upscale tapas type of place. I think they have this all-you-can-eat deal for $35 and all you can eat and drink for $50, but the catch is the entire table has to order the all-you-can-eat option. I went with a large group and we were told that we had to do the all-you-can-eat option which was not something my group wanted to do, and they were flexible about doing things ala carte and even gave us crab nachos and tequila on the house. I went to Buena vida another time and had very incompetent service and the bathroom was backed up. We poliltely complained and they ended up comping our whole meal.
  6. Glad I'm not the only person who feels a bit weirded out by that. It seems so conspicuously pious. The bbq is pretty good though. I'm willing to look the other way on it because at least the food is good.
  7. I'm sad to hear this, they made really good sandwiches. I used to go to the Silver SPring location and it was always empty or almost empty, couldn't compete with Chipotle/PotBelly/Nandos/Mod Pizza and the like.
  8. The all you can eat small plates deal is now 35 and everyone at your table has to order it. So not that great a deal unless you are very hungry for tacos.
  9. I went here with my family. We ate at Buena Vida. The complimentary chips and salsa were excellent (tomatillo, some kind of smoked red salsa and picked veggies) were excellent. We had elote off the cob, a bunch of tacos and ceviche. Even the beans and rice which we ordered for the kids was great. My favorite tacos were the lengua and the duck carnitas. Service was okay, not the most attentive server. --- Tacos, Tortas, & Tequila (ElGuapo)
  10. I took my husband and sister there and I was so unimpressed by the service. We had a reservation and had a 20 minute wait for a table. We were directed to the bar and the bartender ignored us. Waitress was ignoring is for a while. When I asked her questions she gave me attitude and all but rolled her eyes. The people at a neighborhoring table was trying desperately to flag her over so they could get the check and we finally helped get the hostess to give them the check.
  11. I went last night, it was absolutely mobbed and even with reservations we had a 30 minute wait for a seat. Food was delicious. I will miss the crab bisque, and all the other good food!
  12. I loved taking classes there! Great teachers and the knife skills class should be mandatory for any person who wants to get serious about cooking
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