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Ericandblueboy

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  1. I’be never seen a brown/yellow bialy in my life. That bialy is for gentiles. It’s a round bread. ‘Bialy” means white in Polish. I don’t care for cultural appropriation. Those aren’t bagels either. My alternate universe life as a Jew says its sacrilegious to bake round bread and call it a bagel. It may be insanely out of this world mind-blowingly delicious but it ain’t a bagel. --- Bagels versus 'Rolls with Holes' - darkstar965
  2. CCDC always felt like a dumbed down version of a Chang restaurant. I wanted to go there at first, but after awhile, I'd rather it just went away.
  3. I'm craving sushi as well but not that! At this point, I'll probably just wait to Nakazawa to reopen.
  4. China Wok on Friday. If you order from Beyond Menu, you’ll see the “Chinese Menu” at the bottom where you get real Chinese food. The Tofu & Eggplant Casserole with Salted Fish & Chicken was particular good and interesting. Vinh Kee is still offering dim sum but you have to call to order. The dim sum menu is not on Doordash. I was told the order would take 30-45 minutes but it actually took just over an hour. Too many people loitering inside the restaurant waiting for their food without masks made me queasy - they like to block the door and the cash register counter. It was Mother's Day - maybe they weren't expecting to be slammed.
  5. Sushi Taro just announced they’ll be closed starting 5/3 on Facebook.
  6. Double parked person files complaint against officer who didn’t ticket said person. 😤 Pandemic is no excuse for traffic violation.
  7. Unclie Liu's. Online order is available. I specified no rice and no utensils and they actually read and complied with such instructions. The take-out container was filled to the brim.
  8. What’s the best sushi joint open for take-out? I feel like splurging.
  9. Lol, not sure why this is open and how @captcourt found it.
  10. The silver lining should be a better environment, not faster take-out across the city.
  11. Fahrenheit in McLean is doing sidewalk pick-up. When you arrive, you call them, then they bring your food out and place it on a table set up on the sidewalk. Works well for people who can read instructions. There’s a sign that says stay away from the door but some people still try to enter the restaurant. 🤫 Mapo tofu was quite spicy and lacked complexity in flavor. The kung pao chicken was noticeably sweet. The stir fried bok choy was simple but well prepared.
  12. Taco Bamba in Falls Church is open for take-out. Unfortunately, the tongue was super bland today but the carne asada was tender and flavorful. According to Taco Bamba's website, all Virginia locations are open. And you can order online.
  13. DoorDash doesn't seem to mark up Peter Chang (Arlington). So tonight we're having: Beef Tendon & Tripe in Szechuan Sauce $12.00 (A very small portion, a little over half of a medium sized container) Grandma's Sweet & Sour Pork $15.00 (this was decent, not too bready) Beef Lo Mein $11.00 (kind of bland but the noodles were properly textured) Stir Fried Bok Choy $13.00 (way too much garlic, almost bitter, definitely not balanced) There's no delivery fee but there's a $2.55 service fee (I have DashPass courtesy of Chase Sapphire Reserve). Didn't order any of the fried dishes that we normally would've ordered if dining in - so hard to tell if this place is back to normal or it still kinda sucks.
  14. I weigh myself twice a day, morning and evening. If you know how much you weigh, then you can decide what to do.
  15. You just have to add the Chase card to your account and the first $60 is free?
  16. Just ordered Super Chicken from Uber Eats. eats-5fk2g Use that code at Uber Eats to get $7 off. I'll get $20!
  17. Our boy Tom says the Arlington branch is good. Not sure that I trust him. Anyone been lately?
  18. Getting kebabs from Arcosia McLean tonight. I hope they're more organized than the shit show at HKP last night (love the food though - just didn't like the mass confusion at the overwhelmed restaurant). ETA: They were 10 minutes late. We waited outside, as did the others. The seehk kebab was a little dry and not as tasty as Shamshiry/Rose. The chicken kebab was good, but again not better than Shamshiry/Rose.
  19. I generally don't get food delivered. I hardly get take-out either. However, that's all changed due to the coronavirus. I see that Grubhub and Doordash are offering "free" delivery. How are they making money? Marking the the cost of the food from the restaurant? Did an experiment with Fahrenheit in McLean. Grubhub Items subtotal: $39.98 Delivery fee: $3.49 Tax and fees: $4.50 Total: $47.9 before tip Doordash Subtotal $45.98 Taxes and Fees $7.82 Delivery Free Total: $53.8 before tip Doordash marks up the food more, charges a fee but claims delivery is "free." Doordash's taxes and fees is roughly the same as Grubhub's taxes and fees and delivery fee. Is Doordash consistently more expensive than Grubhub?
  20. Had a frustrating experiencing getting my food from HKP. Due to the mild weather, they kept the doors open, which is great, I thought I could go in, pick up my food without touching anything. Inside, they moved all the tables to the side and set up a pick-up table. Unfortunately, my food wasn't ready on time so I had to wait, and a few others had to wait as well. I waited outside, but the other people all stayed inside the restaurant, breathing each other's exhalation. I suggested they wait outside, but all I saw were vacant stares. Granted, they were all young and probably not overly concerned.
  21. Thought it might give each other ideas based on where and what you're ordering for take-out or delivery. Put in an order for pick up Saturday evening from Hong Kong Palace (website). You can order online - I think these dishes would travel well: A18: Chengdu Spicy Cold Noodles $7.95 P20: Cumin Ribs $13.95 (never had this before) V4: Ma Po Tofu $11.95 V16: Stir Fried Shanghai Green & Black Mushroom $11.95 C24: Chengdu Tea-Smoked Duck $17.95
  22. Thought it might give each other ideas based on where and what you're ordering for take-out or delivery. Put in an order for pick up Saturday evening from Hong Kong Palace (website). You can order online - I think these dishes would travel well: A18: Chengdu Spicy Cold Noodles $7.95 P20: Cumin Ribs $13.95 (never had this before) V4: Ma Po Tofu $11.95 V16: Stir Fried Shanghai Green & Black Mushroom $11.95 C24: Chengdu Tea-Smoked Duck $17.95 --- Hong Kong Palace (Ericandblueboy) Valentino's Pizzeria & Restaurant (deangold)
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