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  1. I believe that this has potential to be the best restaurant in all of Arlington, not just Rosslyn. (with "best" being an extremely subjective term. I believe Pho75 to be the best Pho in the Capital Region, and Guajillo next door to be the "best" Oaxacan Mexican food in the region. But in weighing execution, aesthetic, skill & provenance, Sfoglina has potential to be Arlington's current crown jewel.)
  2. I had dinner here a couple of weeks ago. Interior aesthetic, totally dated. But the ceviche, at least that night, was the best I've ever had in DC. The lomo saltado was dry that evening- not my favorite. The goat stew however was perfect and i'll go back for that dish alone. Good pisco sours too.
  3. When experiencing a restaurant for the very first time, one that has received overwhelming praise online, it's not uncommon for the bar to be raised so impossibly high to meet the expectation of the hype. Not that I've had bad meals at these celebrated restaurants, it's just the imaginary standard of holy greatness wasn't met- at some places. This was absolutely not the case with my first meal at Amoo's this past Friday night. Everything that has been written here about Chef Sebastian and his team is completely the honest truth. I felt as if I wasn't at a small strip-mall restaurant, but more at an extension of Seb's own dining room at home, as a guest of a proud family eager & excited to make sure I was well taken care of. We started with a stewed/braised lamb atop crispy rice,- which I will order again on every future visit. But skewered meats are the main attraction here. A special of the evening was what translated to "sour meat"- lamb chunks that were marinated in a pomegranate syrup and a saffron cream, spectacular. Cornish hen, ground beef, chicken, and beef tenderloin also lined the platter, all served with some of the best homemade pita I've sampled. The star of the night, for me, was the sea bass- which Chef Seb explained "made his career". A perfect bite- ideally seasoned, with notes of lemon & butter- this is a must try dish. Persian ice cream is a new favorite dessert for me, and the baklava was outstanding. I've found a new favorite restaurant to add to my short-list rotation. Sigh, I sound like such a fan-boy.
  4. My partner & I have made a resolution to try a different cuisine of the world every Friday evening. This Friday is Persian, I just made reservations at Amoo's. After following this thread for years, I'm very excited (and ashamed it's taken this long) to finally try this well reviewed spot!
  5. I counted 95 different menu items, not including dessert. And there are pictures of the food on the menu. It's hard to reserve judgement.
  6. Closed, as of the past few weeks. To reopen as "Look", and Icelandic restaurant with a focus on "world cuisine small plates", whatever that means. In other news, Elisir is still fabulous.
  7. http://www.arlnow.com/2012/10/18/art-project-wacky-but-true-historical-markers/
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