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Dr. Delicious

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  1. The results are in, and it was a solid first attempt. Perhaps a tad on the dry side, but tasty overall. I served it with a kugel and coleslaw. Again, I am grateful for all the help!
  2. Headed to the islands of Maui (staying in Lahina) and Oahu (staying in Halekoa). I know nothing about these places. All recs (food, sights, whatever) welcome!
  3. Quick question for @agm, or others, regarding how to cook: when slow cooking in an oven using a roasting pan, should I use a rack in the roasting pan or just lay it flat on the bottom of the pan itself? I'm using the rub agm suggested above (also added 1 tbsp each of onion and garlic powder).
  4. I recognize I am (unintentionally) damning it with faint praise, but it is what it is. My go to in McLean has recently been Santinis, but I don’t claim that to be all that good. We get Ledo in Falls Church more than anything, really. it was my first Pulcinella pie, and probably my new go to.
  5. I thought I read somewhere that the menu is supposed to consist of GARG greatest hits, so yes, the menu will look very familiar.
  6. 7pm, on a rainy Sunday night, in sleepy McLean, and this place was at full capacity with several families also waiting to be seated. For takeout, I ordered the Alla Salsiccia, a pizza with mozzarella, sausage, and pepperoni. It might be the best pizza in McLean. Or maybe it's just recency bias. In any case it was a very good pie, with some good char, a salty crust, good sauce, and quality toppings. Here's a pic (which i didn't think of taking until I was already 2 slices in):
  7. Paty's American looks and feels familiar, which is no surprise given it's a new restaurant in the GAR group. To be clear, I've always liked these restaurants, believing they offer a good meal (and most often I think it's better than good), that's reasonably priced, and comes with excellent service. To be sure, thats my take on most "upscale chains" (e.g. Cheesecake Factory), and I'm not a tough critic in general, so you might need a grain of salt with this review. Still, one among an army of hostesses led us to a comfortable booth in a neo-industrial space (with one wall having a gigantic, and bizarre mural consisting of an eclectic collection of famous people), drink orders were taken promptly, and our server even asked our preference for bread in the soon-to-arrive bread basket (we wanted those donut hole-like rolls, natch). I had the Tex-Mex Eggrolls and the Louisiana Pasta and both held up their end of the bargain. We were handled by multiple servers and bus-persons, and everyone was eager to help. The boy got the Calamari, and the lobster ginger sauce that came with it was very tasty. The wife got the Charleston Salad, which looked fresh and comes with quite a bit of fried chicken. This restaurant holds the line with the others.
  8. [I sent agm a personal message of thanks, but it bears repeating that people on this board are amazing!]
  9. Gas grill, rectangular, fairly large. Doesn’t regulate temp all that well, so I assume the oven is my best bet.
  10. I only have the basics: oven (with convection ability, if it matters) and an outdoor grill.
  11. While the wife was at the salon, the boy and I headed over here for lunch right around noon. We snagged a two-seater outside on the 14th street side right away, which was a nice surprise. The boy got bacon and french fries (father of the year, here!), while I got the Burger. Everything was quite good. The burger was actually two thin patties, topped with pickles, onions and a house sauce that was pretty tasty. Since it's 2 thin patties, they come medium to med-well, but that didn't bother me. The fries were top notch. A good bread basket with butter also kept the boy happy. Good service, too, for a lazy brunch of people watching and wife-waiting.
  12. Hey, any good brisket recipes out there? I've never made one before, and I don't have a smoker, but would like to give it a go.
  13. We're regular take out customers at the Mosaic District location. I appreciate the care with which they package their product to go: separate containers for broth and accoutrements. The seasoned egg retains a gooey center, showing care in preparation, which they've also packaged separately for us. I've always liked the broth and noodles (ample portions of both), just the right amount of seasonings and spice level, and never noticed the broth was too salty or noodles were overcooked, tho I also don't claim to have high standards! It's certainly the best ramen we've found in the area (or at least better compared to Ramen Factory 42) and we've seemed to have made the switch from Pho to Ramen in terms of soup preference...
  14. We were doing touristy things over the holiday weekend, so after a jaunt through Eastern market, we decided to make our way down Barracks Row and grab some lunch. Ted's was the first place to catch our eye, and after quickly finding free street parking on 9th, we put our names in for a 45 minute wait that lasted only 20. So, we had that going for us, which was nice. 2 mediocre pomegranate bellinis were had during the wait, but we weren't there to drink. I had Ted's Burger, and it was quite good, perfectly cooked to medium rare, and came with a side fries worthy of any French bistro (well, any good one!). The ladies got salads, which looked fresh, and is served deconstructed on the plate. Service was good, not great, but what you'd expect given the place was crowded. Overall a very enjoyable meal, and reasonably priced.
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