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Dr. Delicious

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  • Birthday 06/25/1974

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    McLean, VA

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  1. I'm a fan of the McLean location, which, pre-Covid, churned out solid Tex-Mex food in a family-friendly dining room with a neighborhood vibe. Now, during Covid (and perhaps before), they've put real thought into their take-out service, carefully packaging meals and accoutrements for dining at home (including free sides of chips and salsa that you would normally get when dining in). This place checks a lot of boxes: taste, cost, quality, quantity, and convenience.
  2. There may be a difference in using the 16 inch that Rovers has and the 12 inch that I had. The problems I had could have been due to how compact the cooking area was. Having more space between the food and oven ceiling/walls would probably have helped the burning and flare-up issues, not sure about the uneven cooking and need for frequent rotation.
  3. I returned the oven and all accessories. We gave it the best effort possible: bought and used all suggested ingredients, used their dough recipe, bought and used the rotating peel and thermometer, followed all instructions to the letter. Basically did everything that was suggested to make this oven work. Still came out with burnt pies, an oven that wouldn’t stop catching on fire, and absurd amounts of stress all for a damn pizza oven.
  4. Had 2 bad follow up attempts: I tried to use the oven to cook streaks, followed directions to the letter (including using an Ooni cast iron pan), only for the oven to immediately flame up and catch everything on fire, rendering the oven useless. The following night i tried to cook another pizza, again had the oven begin to burn the pizza due to catching on fire, tried to rotate the pizza only for it to stick to the stone, and despite my heroic efforts, could not salvage the pie. I'll give it one more effort, and if it still gives me trouble, i'm returning the oven.
  5. Maiden voyage was a success, tho we do have some issues to work through. The good: comes ready to use right out the box, with minor prep; easy to use controls; simple gas tank hook up. The bad: uneven cooking, so our pizzas burned on one side, meaning you got to regularly rotate the pizza; no way to gauge temp, so you got to purchase thermal gun. I think with some experience, we can manage these issues. I believe we’re going to give it ago on some steaks and vegetables this evening.
  6. I have the regular, 12" version coming tomorrow, with a maiden voyage expected the day after. We've been making homemade pizza for years now on the grill, and while i feel this is a solution for a problem we don't have (as our grill churns out excellent pies), I am intrigued by the top-down cooking approach and the char I expect we'll get. Our grill is hardwired to a gas line, so now i gotta get a propane tank, and a table to put the oven on, and a new pizza peel, and it's kinda turned into a whole thing, but happy wife happy life and what are you gonna do?
  7. I got takeout from their new McLean location, and my family had mixed reactions. I liked the half-sized meat lovers pizza, which came with the char pepperoni, chunks of meatball, and sausage. It has a thibk crust with a heft and stability that's different from the typical NY slice. The signature wings were excellent, and what I assume are legit examples of wings you'd get in Buffalo, NY, which is what I was hoping for. The wings had a crispyness that held up, and a good sauce, though the medium was not as spicy as I would have liked, and i'm not a big spicy foods guy. The other pizza (whole pi
  8. We've been getting fairly regular takeout over the last month, and it has become our go-to place for Chinese food. The spring rolls, rangoon, and dumplings are all solid. For mains, we're enjoying the Combination Lo-Mein, which get's better every day it sits in the fridge (up to a point, of course), and the Crispy Hot Beef, which is very much americanized chinese candy-style food, so ymmv. What keeps bringing us back, however, are the Walnut Shrimp, which are jumbo sized shrimp, walnuts, and broccoli served in a delicate (to me) cream sauce that i delicious and worth going out of your way for,
  9. We were excited for our first visit, but I have to admit that we did not enjoy our meal very much. We began with the Fried Tofu, which came out as light cubes, in a puff-pastry style, but they were completely tasteless, and I didn't care for the consistency. The sauce that came with it was tasty, but it wasn't enough to save the dish. The highlight of the meal was the Grilled Pork Sausage, which had an intense and complex taste, with ginger sticks serving as a nice accompaniment. The Grilled Pork came as strips, and also had a really interesting combination of flavors, but they were buried und
  10. I'll admit that I liked the broth in the Spicy Miso Tonkatsu, served at the new Tysons WF Genji Izakaya. Everything else in the bowl was fine, but I wouldn't serve my dog the 2 small pieces of fatty pork that it came with. There's nothing "Tonkatsu" about it!
  11. All I know is that the ramen I had in Hawaii ruined me for the ramen you can get around here.
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