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  1. John William G

    Dining near Dulles Airport

    Thanks for all of the suggestions. We decided to try Mon Ami Gabi. We had never eaten there before. We had a very nice brunch.
  2. John William G

    South Carolina Lowcountry

    My wife and I were visiting the South Carolina Lowcountry last week and ate at a restaurant in the Frogmore area, The Foolish Frog, which is on St. Helena Island. Here is a photo of the outside of the restaurant: We ate on the terrace. Here is the view from our table: They have a variety of seafood dishes, smoked ribs, steaks, sandwiches, and, of course, hush puppies. The food was very, vey good. I don’t know how many Rockwell members will ever visit Frogmore, but if you do you should seriously consider the Foolish Frog for one of your meals.
  3. John William G

    Dining near Dulles Airport

    They will arrive on a Saturday, and the plane is due at 10:30. Our assumption is that they will be ready to leave the airport by 11:30.
  4. We have friends that will land at Dulles, and have a short time before they leave for Harper’s Ferry. Any suggestions for restaurants where we might meet them for brunch, or early lunch?
  5. There is a very interesting article in today’s NY Times about which chain restaurants are the worst for your health. There are some real surprises in it, at least for me. For example, “Hungry for a hearty breakfast? You could … try the Cheesecake Factory’s Breakfast Burrito: ‘warm tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, bacon, chicken chorizo, cheese, crispy potatoes, avocado, peppers and onions, over spicy ranchero sauce.’ Nutritional information: 2,730 calories,… 4,630 milligrams of sodium…and 73 grams of saturated fat…You’d have to eat seven Sausage McMuffins from McDonald’s to equal the cardiovascular and waistline damage done by one burrito…”
  6. The shape of the T might well mean something to a person with more knowledge of the restaurants in Virginia, but not to me. But starting ow I will look more carefully at the shape of letters on restaurant plates, etc.
  7. Well you are correct, it is not either of those. Which one do you think it is?
  8. The scallop dish was delicious. The restaurant is in northern Virginia. That fact, combined with the T on the dish, is a good hint as to the restaurant.
  9. John William G

    DR Summer picnic -7/29/18 Noon to 5ish

    Let me add my thanks to those folks who did the work for the picnic. It was nice to see some folks I hadn't seen since the last picnic, and to meet some new folks. The food, of course was all extremely good. I especially appreciated the work that astrid did to bring the tomatoes and cut them so we could taste a variety. I think I sampled about 10 different ones, and my favorite was the Azoychka, which I had never heard of before.
  10. John William G

    DR Summer picnic -7/29/18 Noon to 5ish

    I will certainly be there. Really, really looking forward to another Rockwell picnic.
  11. My wife and I were downtown last week and decided to have lunch at Rasika. We had heard a lot about it, and since we both love Indian food, we were happy to give it a try. We arrived at the restaurant shortly after 11:30 and were able to get seated without a reservation. We tried the onion and sage bread, the Chicken Tikka Masala, Sweet Potato Roast (“red chili/caramelized onion/black pepper”), and Makkai Kofta (“sweet corn/cashew nut/garam masala”). All four dishes were very good, but the Makkai Kofta was easily our favorite. In addition to the food we were pleased with the service. The chairs were very comfortable, which is important for people our age. Only one visit, but I would still rate it a bit above the three Indian restaurants we most often visit in Northern Virginia: Raaga, Saravana Palace, and Woodlands.
  12. John William G

    Walnut Creek, California

    If you are near Walnut Creek, CA and like Spanish food, then you must visit Teleferic Barcelona. This is a "branch" of restaurants in Spain with the same name. See TelefericBarcelona.com for a description of the restaurants, and the menus of the one in Walnut Creek. We tried 6 or 8 of the items on the menu, and all of them were wonderful. Here is s photo of my favorite, chicken empanadas:
  13. It is Trout Almandin, but not at La Cote D'or or Pesce . Hint: It is a Virginia restaurant. And here is a photo of my wife's main dish: