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  1. What are you complaining about Eric? That's a mere 240% increase from earlier in this thread! I'm beginning to think some of these places are pushing the envelop to absurd levels because there are enough suckers and fools out there to support this insanity, present company excluded of course! I mean, I have no problem dropping stupid money on a great meal, but lately things have gotten ridiculous. I was looking at the menu for Jont (sister restaurant to Bresca) the other day and the cheapest wine by the glass is $20! (You can get the entire bottle of that Pinot Noir retail, for
  2. Eric - why? There are tons of "weird" dumplings on the dim sum menu so why don't "normal" dumplings make the cut? But the real reason for my post was to say that I did a large carry out order from here last night and they threw in a free order of Sesame Chicken!
  3. These guys are doing their second annual Kinship Roast Chicken Dinner on Sunday night, and shockingly, even in the pandemic, it's not sold out. I just got an email saying seats are avaialble. https://kinshipdc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Kinship-Roast-Chicken-Dinner-2021-1.pdf
  4. I like the comments! Check out the comments to this Glenn Kessler/Fact Checker article on Biden's address last night where he's desperately looking for something to be horrified over: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/03/11/fact-checking-bidens-address-nation/ This comment pretty much nailed the article in a nutshell: Kessler's summarization that the speech was "light on facts" was more misleading than either of the two things he complains about.
  5. As a counterpoint perhaps, I recently made a reservation at some place which I no longer remember, on an app which I no longer remember for an indoor table, but when I got the confirmation email, it was for an outdoor table. This was in January and not in a warm spell, so I called the restaurant to try to get this changed, and the person on the phone basically said, "Yep, we have you down as inside, but the app doesn't allow the distinction" or something like that. Apologies for the fuzzy memory, but the gist of it was, I reserved an indoor seat, and was given an outdoor seat, but th
  6. I made a very similar post like this last fall. My father's interment was at 9am so I was looking for a brunch/lunch place. Busboys and Poets seemed prefect because they were open all day including breakfast and was very close (Shillington). The deal breaker was that because of Covid we would all have to sit at different tables (6 per table max) and they couldn't set up a coffee station or a buffet and they wouldn't let us mingle about. It would have been a bunch of people sitting a different tables not mixing and not mingling. I don't blame the restaurant for the restrictions of course,
  7. Hahhaha! No worries Don. I went in there once a couple years ago on a pilgrimage to see the White House Christmas Tree, and to eat at Central. Since it was right across the street, we took a stroll through the lobby, and honestly, putting my hate and disgust for Dolt45 aside, I wasn't that impressed with the inside. It's a great old building, but it seemed a little weird with this enormous, cavernous space that was part hotel lobby (front desk/check in), part bar area, and part restaurant(?). I think there were tables there with people eating but I can't completely remember. All of t
  8. "Trump Hotel Employees Reveal What It Was Really Like Catering to the Right Wing Elite" by Jessica Sidman on washingtonian.com
  9. As an FYI to the DR community, they are adding a 20% "Included gratuity" on the bill and they do not tell you about this. At least my server didn't mention it. I ended up tipping close to 50% the other night. It's printed on the bill, and definitely my fault for not noticing, but I can't help feel a little taken advantage of.
  10. Gold Rush are amazing storage apples. The flavor improves a month or two after picking and they stay firm and crunchy until June or July when they run out of the previous year's harvest. Of course they store them at something like 33 degrees under nitrogen, but even in the home fridge they'll last forever
  11. In the Before Times, I was a big fan of Kuhn's produce at my local farmers markets. They still come into the area at multiple farmers markets, most days of the week. Their schedule is here and they also have weekly delivery/pickup options. https://kuhnorchards.com/ Kuhn's is a great source for apples, especially, Gold Rush..........the greatest apple you haven't yet tried!! 😉
  12. For your clicking pleasure: https://littlewildthingsfarm.com/
  13. Thanks to the tip from @eatruneat, I had a nice bowl of ramen here last night. All seating was outside (current DC policy), and it was surprisingly pleasant (although last night was a fairly warm night for January). They had a large 2-sided tent set up out front with a big heater blowing warm air into it. They also had these little attachments for propane tanks that blew out hot air. A couple tables had them aimed right at them for additional heating. I felt no more at risk eating here than I do walking on the street or buying groceries. I had never been here before so I took the ser
  14. Thanks ERE!!! I actually had that tab open on my computer from yesterday, but I somehow missed the popup message on the initial page, and that sort of makes my case from above. If you navigated to their menu page without hitting the main page first, you'd have no idea that they were serving on site. Anyhow, thanks for the tip!!
  15. Does anyone know if there are any Ramen places in DC that are open and serving food on site? I've been looking at websites of ramen and non-ramen places and I'm shocked at how little information on dining status is presented on most of them. Instead of a clear message like, "Closed for indoor dining, but we have patio seating with heaters" most of the sites I've looked at force you to try to guess what they offer or make an assumption. Anyhow, if one is craving a bowl of hot soup on a cold day and wants to eat on site, are there any options? Thanks!
  16. I'm attempting the same, although the results of the GA senate runoff may force me hoist a glass to toast the continuation of democracy in America.
  17. Thanks ERE!!!! Like others upthread, I was hoping you'd respond!!! 😊 Thanks also for the info on restaurants only doing carry out. I had a surprisingly hard time finding out the status of restaurants and dine-in eating in San Diego. I found lots of color coated rating charts, but nothing on what the current color-rating level is! I did some research last night and found that most places were only offering carry out and Juniper and Ivy and Herb & Wood and a couple others were already sold out on the Christmas/NYE meals, so it might be a home cooked event anyway. I'm go
  18. Does anyone have any intel or suggestion for a restaurant in the Little Italy area (or nearby) for New Years Eve? Let's just assume it's a normal year and places will be open......that may be foolish, but I figure it's easier for you, dear reader, to list favorite places, and then have me do the research to see if they're open, than have it go the other way around. Also, please feel free to weigh in if this is a horrible mistake. Not the dining out during Covid, part, but the dining in Little Italy part. I don't know anything about San Diego and was given the task of finding a place i
  19. I'm sure Kinship will not disappoint. They have a Christmas Eve menu to go that includes morning after options. It's also available on the 23rd. https://kinshipdc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Christmas-Eve-Takeout-Menu.pdf I haven't done a "big night" meal like this from them, but their regular Covid carry out meals have been great.
  20. How about kitchen tools/utensils? I use my wand mixer a lot more than a lot of things. Or go for a real souped up version and get her a Vitamix?!?! A big stock pot with a heavy duty bottom will serve her well and last forever.
  21. Thanks for the article Jim! I wonder if things have changed heat-wise since it was written or if the Alexandria location is still getting some things worked out? I say that based on Tim's comments and the sandwich I ate. Here's what Tim Carman said in the article above: To me, the level-two Sando is everything you could possibly want from a hot chicken sandwich, save perhaps for the insane amount of Scoville units necessary to prove your alpha-male indifference to pain — and your complete disregard for flavor. I ordered the Level III Sando sandwich and while it was hot, it wasn't
  22. Didn't realize they closed at 3:00 today and missed the closing time by five minutes. Arrgh! 😢 Who has leftovers!?!?!?
  23. Thanks Debbie! I also noted that the Vegetarian Delight got a lot of love up thread, so I'll be ordering that as well. Thanks again for the reply.
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