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  1. I've read that landlords can offset paying taxes on revenue with losses from their vacancies. Otherwise, I don't understand why it is taking so long for the place to be rented.
  2. I'm excited about bringing the Il Canale pizza over to Joe's! Maybe some other dishes too. We went once to Il Canale a few years ago. We liked the food but not the parking situation in Georgetown nor the cramped confines of the restaurant. Neither one will be a problem at Joe's.
  3. That commercial is hysterical. I don't recall every seeing it. The wife in pigtails and wearing a Chinese top. Classic! My father had a laundry in Brooklyn back in the day. Secret: he didn't use Calgon!
  4. Interesting. I mentioned this to my husband and he says he used to buy musty old books there. It was run by a Miss Marple-type lady and it was indeed a house that sold books, so aptly named.
  5. Wilson Blvd. location has a nice big patio in the back (converted parking lot). They settled with the landlord about the lease so they are staying in the Bluemont location. https://www.arlnow.com/2020/08/07/pupatella-is-staying-put-in-bluemont/
  6. The serenity, at least on Saturday nights, ended when Aracosia opened up. It became hard to find a spot down there. That was pre-pandemic when we used to dine-in at Greek Taverna.
  7. I had to cut through their outdoor seating to pick up my Greek Taverna takeout a month and a half ago. The patrons sitting there looked at me like I was a leper walking by -- I couldn't maintain 6 feet from them. Oh well, I don't blame them.
  8. I'm probably alone on this one, but I like Crystal Thai in Arlington Forest shopping center, next to Outback. Granted, I always get the same couple of things there so don't know if other dishes are good or not. We get: goong pad eggplant, pad see ew with beef, tofu tod, drunken spaghetti, Crystal fried rice, red curry chicken. Staff is very welcoming and they have fun decorations for various holidays: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Valentine's Day, etc.🙂
  9. I remember that Roma patio fondly with the shade and the grape arbor. I worked in that area for many years and looked forward to that lunchtime oasis for good pizza and a break from work. We still went after it converted to Firehook but the food was never as good as Roma. Patio still nice then though.
  10. There used to be a Cici's near Bailey's Crossroads that I would frequent about once a month. Most of their pizza was bad but I did like their rectangular Sicilian-style pizza. I guess we won't see any buffets in our future.
  11. I look forward to a Tracy O'Grady Green Pig Bistro. I miss Willow so much! I hope she resurrects the Willow flatbread.
  12. I may have changed a lot since then but I can still remember and taste Avenue J pizza!😋
  13. Have you ever had it fresh at the store? The reason I ask is that I grew up eating their pizza (circa late 60s) and it tastes nothing now like the pizza I had as a kid. I'm not saying the current pizza is bad (although I tried a slice maybe 10 years ago and it wasn't great), it's different. I used to have a slice and a coke before enjoying a movie at the Midwood Theater. Maybe there was a different pizza place nearby and I'm thinking of that place. We always called it Avenue J pizza and then it was the best pizza. I didn't even know its name until my sister said it was showing up in the
  14. Takeout from Greek Taverna again last night. Two Taverna Specials, which are samplers of grape leaves, spanakopita, moussaka, pastitio. Meal comes with olive bread and side salad. Also ordered fried calamari. Meal traveled well for the 11-minute trip back home. They also gave us a free dessert. Highly recommend!
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