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About NolaCaine

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    Spicy Crawfish
  • Birthday 11/24/1973

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    I enjoy eating, cooking, and shopping at grocery stores. I also, hike, bike, and walk a lot. At any one time, I am reading two or three books. I garden in good weather but forget to water...Diagnosed with food allergies at 40 (milk protein, nuts). EOE is aka Eosinophilic esophagitis AKA allergic oesophagitis, is an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus that involves eosinophils, a type of white blood cell, narrowing the esophagus. Symptoms are swallowing difficulty, food impaction, and vomiting.
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    DC and Arlington

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  1. NolaCaine

    Portland, ME

    Had to put I. A quick plug for. Gilbert’s chowder house. My girl and I split twins because, she informed me at almost 5, that smaller lobsters are better than big ones. And that larger crabs are better than small ones. these guys were so perfectly sweet, I needed nothing to ammompany them. 40 dollars seemed high but it’s very close to everything. I saw both an old gentleman sailor and a pirate. Not kidding. Much of our stay was on big diamond at the inn. That was fantastic. The navy started building up the island as a fort until the 1940,s. After being sold in the 80@s it was rebuilt. We dined at all 3restaraunts. Though limited in menu, diamond and crown was best, the hotel lobbby second and the fancy place last. Winners were shrimp ceviche, this amazing cod over beans dish and smoky deviled eggs. avoid demo illos and fried food on peaks island
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    Chef and My Fridge - Korean Competitive Cooking

    This is what I want for my birthday.
  3. Cursed location. Terrible concept. Hard to compete with cheese.
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    Dining in Clarendon

    A restaurant that has not yet opened, yet has a single 5-star rating is opening next to the controversial Asiatique. (cajun smelling seafood anyone?) http://www.lekonrestaurant.com/ I am oddly transfixed at this particular location for some reason. Maybe its the really bad driving that happens near the store fronts. Shall we place bets on length of tenure, or does somebody have to dine there first?
  5. Le kon. I don't know French. Does that translate to the con? Kidding. Menu looks good. Location has no foot traffic.
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    Dining in Lancaster

    I love going to Lancaster with the family. It's a great, easy, fairly cheap weekend away. We do not, however, go for the food. On my way home last time, I did remember thinking that I wish they had a farm to table place that just made a mixed salad, roasted some corn, and grilled a burger. (all that stuff was in my line of sight when I thought the thought.)
  7. I was driving through Arlington (near Wilson and Washington) and think I saw a sign that some a "top chef" chef was opening a restaurant there soon. The font was really odd (and I was driving) so I didn't see it. It's the space next to (the 4 star) Asiatique at about this address: 3225 Washington Blvd, Arlington. I will try to read the funky sign next time I drive by but thought some DR detective might be able to figure it out.
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    Dinner - The Polyphonic Food Blog

    Seemed like a good idea; so had this exact menu for lunch yesterday...well, with a small avocado salad on the side...
  9. FF breakfast downtown is not bad and at only about $10, a bargain for a business breakfast. That's about the only good thing I can say about this place and its chain-mates.
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    Dinner - The Polyphonic Food Blog

    Well, tonight was make-your-own taco night at my house. I did some good dinners earlier this week but taco night is just so easy and satisfying....like a BLT.
  11. https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/gardens/japanese-style-garden Hillwood.
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    To Whom Are You Drinking Right Now?

    HLS: "Guns in my head and they won't go"
  13. I have this sneaky feeling that we work quite near each other...
  14. Really like 4 sisters. It's my go-to pho place when I can't muster the energy for Eden Center. Child-friendly too. Bahn mi today was super fantastic. Cruncy, yummy. The 5 year old reports that the broth is fatty; really yummy and fatty. So there's that.
  15. While the miso was mesmerizing, the sushi left me sad. After a very nice stroll in the Japanese Garden nearby, we decided to do sushi and ordered some big platter and some extra salmon and rolls. Miso and salad were both really good as was the fish but I wasn't impressed with it... I think it was the rice. While I am not a sushi connoisseur, I am a rice expert. It just wasn't amazing as sticky rice should be. In fact, that might be some of best miso in recent memory.