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Everything posted by qwertyy

  1. Ditto. Wrapping up my food, getting my drinks, and driving it all to my home merits 15% minimum.
  2. If you don't have any knowledge of the production process and deadlines, perhaps you should not endeavor not to smear the entire editorial reputation of The Washington Post by floating the idea that it printed a review of a restaurant that is no longer open only in order to increase the readership of the dozens, or perhaps scores, of people who care enough about the issue to create a conspiracy theory.
  3. Well that stopped that conversation fast! I'll go: salami and cream cheese; peanut butter and chocolate chips; Kraft Easy Mac with tunafish (the box is better, but Easy Mac keeps me to one serving).
  4. For design and layout, the filing deadline for the Post magazine is 2-3 weeks before printing, which is around 1 week before distribution. If they got the news in time, do you really think they should have dropped the article and left the column blank? Should they have pulled all the printed copies and distributed tomorrow without any magazine at all? Do you think they should have published it in print without publishing it on their website? Honestly. Get a grip.
  5. BBQ Exchange in Gordonsville is great, and pretty close to Barboursville.
  6. What's helpful today in DC, where the weather wasn't as bad as it was in many suburbs, is knowing who's open that's not usually--like Meridian and KBC (which, incidentally, has $3 hot toddies and $4 "forget work" Jameson shots all day).
  7. Meridian Pint*, Kangaroo Boxing Club*, The Coupe, DC Reynolds, and Room 11 are open all day. *Thank you for knowing how to use social media to share helpful information!
  8. The cassoulet at Mintwood Place that I had a couple of months ago was outstanding. But it didn't hold up to Don Rockwell's great test: the next day it was greasy and disappointing. So get it and share it with a friend and finish it at the restaurant.
  9. Kangaroo Boxing Club has a half keg left, $8 for 16 oz., $6 for 10.5.
  10. Teaism: saltyoatcookie saltyoatcookie saltyoatcookie Chop't: not in the same league as many of the others, but I think they make pretty damn good salads; they're only in DC and NY, and you'd definitely get out in less than an hour. So's Your Mom: I haven't been for a few years, but I always thought of it as a solid deli. The avocado BLT is my favorite sandwich, but their specials are really good; a bagel with the bacon cream cheese or the sun-dried tomato cream cheese is a lovely thing. Bistrot du Coin: the menu is hit or miss, and the service ain't great, but I'd never turn down a glass of
  11. On the contrary. One of the reasons for Pho 14's success is their excellent delivery service, which includes online ordering and conscientious packaging that lets the dishes' components retain their integrity until it gets to you.
  12. Seconded. I had it for the first time after Thanksgiving last year, served over those big square ice cubes to keep it cold but not watered down, with a twist. I've been wanting to get a bottle for myself (central DC? Metro-accessible), but probably wouldn't regularly use it as a mixer because I enjoy it so much on its own.
  13. Oh, I don't know. I'm pretty surprised that so many bars seem unaware that there even are regulations. But the investigators seem to be charitable about that fact, so kudos to them for making it an educational and not punitive exercise. Everyone needs a little brush-up on the rules from time to time (clearly)...
  14. This cumin/lentil/wheat berry/carrot soup is outstanding. One of my favorites.
  15. I know. Economy of words in service of sarcasm. Try, "Whew. I for one am relieved that the company has protected itself from the dire consequences of the ownership of a thrice-divorced 30-year-old woman because her judgment would clearly bring shame and disaster on our esteemed corporation."
  16. I'm agnostic about the issue as I've spent my evening roasting off some local product for my two-top.
  17. Whew. I for one am relieved that the company has protected itself from the ownership of a thrice-divorced 30-year-old woman.
  18. I got it! Took me a sec though, at which point I nearly spit my wine on my laptop.
  19. Not necessarily... Unless you are a farmer in addition to being a marketing professor, you weren't their audience. That ad clearly targeted rural communities who would be attracted by that narrative. Despite the fact that commercials are one of the compelling features of the Superbowl, viewers still tend to chit chat during game breaks. Here, the lead-up to the product reveal was long enough to draw in the attention of their targeted audiences ("shh--this is interesting!") and create an affinity with the product. The reveal was probably too late and too short, but the intent was to make one
  20. I've been invited to a Tet party this weekend, and despite having Vietnamese family, I know nothing about the holiday, and I certainly don't know what to bring the hosts. I've been assured there will be enough food and drink to serve Vietnam itself, so I'm definitely not going to cook. What would be an appropriate gift? The fact that I live in the city and don't have a car limit my ability to make it to an Asian market to shop or to get ideas, so I appreciate any suggestions about what to give... or what to wear or what to expect. The hosts are the most chill, laid-back people ever, so no one'
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