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    Chantilly, Loudoun County, VA

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  1. Welp, was planning to go with some colleagues for drinks tomorrow and saw the place has closed. I had a very good if pricey lunch there soon after it opened with my brother (a trencherman of some repute) and our camp friend Josh Hahn, one of the original folks behind the highly successful Logan Tavern group. Never made it back and never heard much about the place so can't say I'm overly shocked. Guess it never found its groove like similar downtown spots such as Woodward Table. BTW, if any of you know Josh and are curious what he's been up to since he stepped back from the resto biz, he's now one of the co-directors of Camp Somerset, a very nice girls camp in Maine that reopened after a 30 year hiatus (website). I'm sure the camp food is quite good! Yeah, I'd say it looks good:
  2. LOL possibly. Open for debate. Only a music dork would seriously say the Beatles peaked in 61. What I posted was a common theme on music boards -- "You should have heard them [before they got the big record contract] [before they got any record contract] [before they got recorded] [before their first drummer quit] [etc etc]"🤣🤣
  3. Thanks -- now I definitely need to try the local Naf Naf!
  4. Speaking of Tysons, old faithfuls, lobster rolls, etc, any word on what's going into the old Legal Seafood space in Tysons Galleria?
  5. It's not just the GARG joints -- the places run by GARG alums have many of the same/very similar items, just under different names. For example, the menu at Loudoun's thriving (for good reason IMHO, I'm a GARG fan along the lines of Dr. Delicious) Blue Ridge Grill mini-chain features: "Steak and cheese eggrolls" "Smoked salmon" "Brentwood Salad" (my go-to, it's a great deal and I get two meals out of it) "King Street Creole Pasta" etc
  6. Just got treated to lunch at Bourbon Steak today. Verdict: Very good food, very expensive. I got a Caesar salad that was pretty substantial, with whole anchovies in there. Very nice. Then got the "All-American Wagyu Burger." Luscious. Got an order of fries to share with my friend -- honesty, they were not spectacular. He got a steak cobb salad that looked really good. If anyone wants to treat me to another meal at Bourbon Steak, I'm definitely up for it!
  7. For me the attraction at Heidelberg is the bread. Not only is the variety impressive, but the rye breads such as the corn rye are easily some of the best I've had since the sissel breads of my youth in RI. The breads with various other seeds are really good too. The hamantaschen are excellent too, available year round, and I am pretty sure they even have mun (poppy seed paste) in addition to the apricot and raspberry filled. Maybe even the nontraditional chocolate? We've also enjoyed various of the pastries, such as the cream cheese slabs with blueberries and other ooey-gooey delights.
  8. They spread themselves way too thin. We tried Family Meal at One Loudoun and it was completely MEH.
  9. I would agree. If there was only one pinot on the list, why would the server even say "The Hirsch"? He'd just say, "The pinot, very good sir." As soon as he said "The Hirsch," the diner should have thought, wait, there's more than one pinot? I better check this out.
  10. Took the fam to John's a little over a year ago. They got cheesesteaks (and I think chicken parm). I got the roast pork. Really good but I'm not sure if the sauteed spinach is as good an ingredient as is broccoli rabe. Hitting DiNic's at RTM next weekend so that will be a good comparison since I expect the pork to be comparably excellent.
  11. I will just throw out some recommended spots from our last visit to Philly (12/17): Wm. Mulherin's Sons (Fishtown) Parc (Rittenhouse Sq) Dim Sum House (UPenn area) Bakeshop on 20th (Rittenhouse Sq) Cleavers (Center City) John's Roast Pork (E. Snyder Ave, funky industrial area) Dutch Eating Place (RTM) We are going back next weekend for a family meetup (my brothers are also trenchermen of some repute) and will post some more names (good and bad but hopefully none of the latter).
  12. Mom's is really good. We got a couple for Thanksgiving. You can order in advance or line up until they run out of pies (they bake a ton of pies). For the tart variation, hard to beat Arno's.
  13. I've learned that getting help from Facebook on anything is well nigh impossible. I think they made the right move in creating a new FB page and disabling reviews.
  14. keerist, I just checked the website. Not a huge fan of salted caramel anything, but they also have a "Brown Butter Coconut Chess Pie," which to me has "last meal for a condemned man" potential.
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