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  1. Thanks, everyone! It was a tough call, but we went with Hank's: https://hanksoysterbar.com/christmas-to-go/
  2. We're thinking of taking it easy this Christmas, and getting a full take-out holiday meal from an area restaurant. Did anyone have any particularly noteworthy experiences with any at Thanksgiving? Or know of any restaurants offering them? We'd be happy to pick it up on the 23rd or 24th. Thanks!
  3. When it comes to the M2M menu, I'm not afraid to "explore the studio space" as they say. I have yet to find something that I don't enjoy. But I also have yet to find something (including the Funky Cuban) that I enjoy as much as the Duncan. The Duncan is the same roasted pork that's on the Cuban, paired with provolone, hot cherry peppers, and wilted spinach. The bread isn't pressed like the Cuban but still provides plenty of crunch, and there is just enough spice to make it interesting without being overpowering.
  4. Damn you, Don. I got the pulled chicken for lunch today, and thought for once I was going to politely agree-to-disagree with you. When I see "pulled" I generally interpret that as a scoop of finely shredded and desiccated meat requiring significant amounts of sauce to make it plattable. This is not that at all. It's large chunks of pink chicken with a great rub and a LOT of smoke. When I first opened the box, I thought there had been a mix-up and I had been given pulled pork, given the chunks of pink meat. I really enjoyed it, though I preferred their spicy vinegar sauce to the mustard. I wou
  5. Exactly. So while I generally prefer spicier things, I actually liked the jalapeno flavoring of the Level 1 more than the spicier cayenne flavoring of Level 2. (And I'm now wondering if I'm going to have to try the unique seasoning of Level 3.)
  6. You're right. Their website could use a better explainer. FWIW, I found Tim Carman's review of their Herndon location to be a very helpful backgrounder before I ordered there the first time. https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/restaurants/wooboi-thats-a-hot-and-tasty-chicken-sandwich/2020/03/09/56f1f278-6177-11ea-b3fc-7841686c5c57_story.html
  7. There is now a Wooboi in Alexandria, located behind Oak Steakhouse on Montgomery Street. They take online orders for pick-up so there's a minimal wait. I've tried the level 1 and level 2 sando's so far. I don't mind spicy food, but I think the level 1 is a better sandwich. I believe the level 1 is flavored with jalapeno rather than cayenne, and the level 2 is just a bit grittier. But both are delicious, and incredibly moist due to the use of chicken thighs. There is something sweet in their sauce too which makes it highly addictive. My kids ordered the chicken fingers which are huge. They
  8. We ordered from the Falls Church location a few months ago. By the time we got home about 25 minutes later, we found the pizza to be a little soft and soggy. The next day, we reheated it in the oven at 350 for about 10-15 minutes. Voila! The bottom was crisp with a light doughy interior. It was great. In the future, I think we'll pop it in the oven for a little while when we get home.
  9. Effective August 1st, London Curry House is now IndoChen: https://www.indochen.com/ Same ownership, same chef, but evidently a greater emphasis on Indo-Chinese food. The menu still includes some of the old favorites such as biryani from London Curry Houes.
  10. Tim Carman has raved about this restaurant pretty regularly over the past two years. It's behind the Build America Plaza in Arlington, and thus can be tough to find. Trust your Google Maps. We went in person last winter and had a tremendous meal, probably the best Ethiopian food we've had in this area (which includes Abay, Makeda and Meaza). The staff and fellow customers were incredibly welcoming, with one older customer performing magic tricks for our boys. They have reopened for indoor dining, but we're more comfortable with takeout and ordered from here last week. Phoning in the order
  11. Was not a fan after my sole visit to London Curry House two years ago, but a friend reported a recent good experience there. Then Washingtonian included it on their "Cheap Eats" list, and noted that it was under new ownership -- the same owners of Royal Nepal in Arlandria. So on a recent Friday night, I figured I'd give it another try. My 9- and 11-year old boys accompanied me, and it was a great experience. We started with the Jhall muri, a puffed rice dish similar to bhel puri, and an order of the Bison MoMo dumplings. Both were delicious. The Jhall muri may have had a tad too much tama
  12. As a PR professional who often works on legal issues, Iā€™d just like to say there are times when it is better to listen to your PR professional than your lawyer. This would be such an example. (Though as a PR professional, rarely do people listen to us over their lawyers). šŸ™
  13. For anyone vacationing in or near Charleston, I would strongly recommend the Undiscovered Charleston culinary tour: https://undiscoveredcharleston.com/ The tour is led by Chef Forrest Parker, an area native who is passionate about history as he is about food. He leads a small group (in our case it was just my wife and I) on a walking tour of downtown Charleston giving you insights into military sieges, architecture and the history of the region's cuisine and restaurants. He is a Palmetto-certified tour guide, and really knows his stuff. After touring for a couple of hours, you then
  14. Haven't been there in a long time. Had to be a sandwich shop in Northern Virginia that wasn't Earl's or Bub and Pop's. That was the only one that came to mind. (And I may have taken a look at an online picture to see if the pork looked similar...)
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