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  1. Mine as well. I'm crazy about the spice lemongrass option. We're there nearly once a week.
  2. I am always happy to have new options nearby to where I live. So I grabbed a few friends and checked out Mad Momo's last night. It was definitely a mixed bag, but I have what I think is a reasonable expectation that some stuff will work itself out in time. The food was mostly well-executed. We tried the pork, the beef, and the vegan momos (the former two fried, the latter steamed at the suggestion of our server) and were well-pleased with all three. The mussels got a thumbs up. The tater tots were nice, but seemed an unusual partner to the dumplings. I guess I should note that I didn't
  3. A celebratory dinner last night at Rogue 24. I'm almost hesitant to post, because I'm still in the swoon stage. We did the 16-course menu, mostly due to time constraints - we couldn't get there before 8:30, and all four of us have to work today. I was verging on uncomfortably stuffed (but really happy) by the end, but my three dining companions all said they now know they could have handled the 24 courses. Standouts included the goat cheese with various olive variations. The pig's neck with red cabbage, mustard, and fennel. The sweetbreads with pistachio & brown butter (otherworld
  4. I'm a transplanted New Englander who had not heard "cabinet" until a recent visit to Rhode Island. I love linguistics almost as much as I love milkshakes, so I had to ask. I got handed two theories: 1) the coffee syrup (critical ingredient in a coffee cabinet, of course) was physically kept in a cabinet behind the soda fountain; or 2) it's actually a "carbonate", but with the Rhode Island accent you get "cabinet". There was some debate as to whether any milkshake was a cabinet, or whether the word is only properly used for a coffee cabinet. In any event, I came home with a nice big bo
  5. Some friends took me here for a recent birthday. In a word? Promising. The food was pretty darned on. We were all pleased with what we ordered, no bombs (which I can sometimes excuse in the first few weeks). The chef sent out a side of sweet corn that we didn't order - and darn, it was good. My rockfish with demiglace was really tasty. The downside? Just the normal new-place adjustments I think. Nothing egregious. I did try to order a "champagne cocktail", and to the server's credit he didn't stare at me blankly or say "we don't have that" (I've gotten both) when he figured out that
  6. I'm just going to vent here since it's sort of on the topic and I'm still fuming, months later. I parked at a meter in the Dupont area at 5:30pm on a Friday holiday (Emancipation Day - I checked, no meter enforcement that day). It was a M-F meter - I verified, no weekend enforcement. I spent the night and returned to my car around noon on Saturday. There was a ticket for parking in an "emergency no parking" zone. The signs had been put up between the time I parked legally on Friday and when I got back to my car on Saturday. My car was there for less than 24 hours. I swear, my head explode
  7. thanks much - I shall pass this suggestion on!
  8. The Serrano benedict continues to be my favorite brunch dish in the city. Split a side of pancakes last Saturday, found them fluffy and delish. Ginger mimosa also rocks my socks off, but at $9 (a dollar, maybe two, less than the food offerings) I have 0-1 (instead of the 2-3 I would have if doing so wouldn't double my bill).
  9. Also, must be in DC. Any suggestions? One of the guests is in a motorized scooter. Many thanks.
  10. Well, no more Pita House days for us. My office is just south of OT, and we order lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pita House was at least twice a month, if not more. We had gotten used to the fact that they would inevitably screw up or forget at least one item per order. We knew that when they said "45 minutes" it was always a full hour. But last week took the cake. Our physical therapists have an appointment schedule, so it's not like they can take lunch whenever they want. We ordered an hour in advance, no delivery. After an hour ten minutes, we called. They told us that it had alre
  11. Thank you and thank you. And holy crap, the big fish small pond comment made me want to slap the self-important dope. Being the purveyor of pricey fast food in a city whose top talent can hang with the best of any city - first-tier or not - does not make you a big fish, dude.
  12. Wow, what a crappy opening day. I wonder how much snacking I will have done before they finally decide to call the game for rain just in time for rush hour?
  13. Pete's is one of my guilty pleasures. I just love the stuff. Someone suggested that we order delivery from Radius a few weeks ago, just for a change. I heard it was decent stuff. Let's just say I'll continue to be loyal to Pete's. A few bucks more, but it arrives the way we ordered it...and hot. This was in sharp contrast to that other place.
  14. I know you have your problem solved, but I also can't say enough good things about Buzz. Adore that place. I love to bake, but need to be not-eating my own baked goods (or anyone else's) for some time (damned winter coat I seem to have found for myself). Now you've got me contemplating wanting to turn my attentions towards mini-cupcakes. Damn.
  15. egg yolks. I freeze whites with much success. Yolks? Not so much. I do a lot of baking and so many recipes call for one or the other. Has anyone done this successfully?
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