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  1. I just got an invitation from the folks who run Trummers on Main in Clifton to their soft opening this week. I plan to go there for dinner on Friday evening. The actual soft opening starts today with the real opening on Monday 7/13/09. The Web site is here: http://www.trummersonmain.com/ and there's a blog site by the owners here: http://www.stefantru.../blog-text.htm. With a chef from the French Laundry, maybe this will be a nice place. I'll file a full report after I visit the place, unless someone else gets there first. The number for reservations is 703.266.1623. One warning, neither
  2. Late last week the following message was posted to our U-Street area email group: Some questions were answered at last night's ANC1B meeting on the application for a new restaurant at 1825 14th Street. The placard described the restaurant as "serving Mediterranean fusion cuisine with a focus on Latin and Asian Tapas." At last night's meeting attorney Andrew Kline disclosed that the restauranteur is Richard Sandoval and the chef is Kazuhiro Okochi. Here are links to explore on each of these partners: Richard Sandoval: www.modernmexican.com Kazuhiro Okochi: www.kazsushibistro.com Sa
  3. I'm planning happy hour on a Wednesday evening in early April for my office's current and previous classes of law fellows. We've previously done these at La Tasca, Oyamel, Cactus Cantina, and Paradiso in Georgetown. I usually try to choose somewhere close to the Metro anyway, but now my boss has said "somewhere ten people can easily talk, i.e. not a table in the middle of the bar," which says to me not my favorite long table with lime-foam mojito at Oyamel. I'd rather not do La Tasca, and was thinking about either Dino's Grotto or Bluejacket. Would either of those work on the conversation fron
  4. After a couple "meh" experiences at other sushi spots around town, I have seen the truth, and it is Hori-san's sushi rice. I absolutely cannot bring myself to get excited about eating sushi anywhere else. Yes, yes, the fish is superb, impeccably prepared, and seasoned such that your soy sauce and freshly grated wasabi stare on longingly as you neglect them throughout the meal. But that rice. So perfectly seasoned, juuuuust sweet enough, and never overpacked or structurally unsound. I honestly think you do yourself a disservice by ordering sashimi at Kata. As far as I can tell,
  5. You're still on top, Jeff. Would anyone like to congregate next Wednesday, Jul 19? Say 5 PM for an opening gambit? Let's try and get ten people here for this. Jeff, text me if you want to talk.
  6. ISO recommendations. I'm going to finish an appointment in the vicinity of 13th and K NW around 4:15, then need to be at the S. Dillon Ripley Center (near the Smithsonian Castle) by 6:30. Need something approximating dinner in that time. Happy hour snacks at a bar would be fine. Will be on foot so wherever it is, I need time to walk to the Ripley after. (It takes me about 15-20 minutes from, say, the Partisan). Don't mind catching a cab if I must but would rather trust my own two feet. It doesn't help that the national xmas tree lighting is tonight (oy), so I'd really like to stay away from th
  7. All-- My friend and I love to go out to all of the various restaurants in the area (low price to high price, DC to VA, steak joints to tapas) and we are looking for something to mix it up a bit and I wanted y'alls advice. Specifically, I need some advice on places that can do any of the following-- 1. Offer tasting menus (Restaurant Eve, Maestro, etc)--either long (9 courses) or short (a few courses) 2. Have special pricing that allow for tasting a variety of things--such as Restaurant Tosca that has a 3 course $32 special from 5:30-7:00pm, or Charlie Palmers offering Restaurant
  8. Indian food is one of my favorites, so when a friend invited me to join her for lunch at Diya I was a little surprised: I'd never even heard of it. But I'm always happy to try something new. The first thing that struck me about Diya was the smell - like a hotel ballroom, except in the bar, which smelled like bleach. The second thing was the size. It's huge. But whatever. It's the food that's important, right? The buffet that day had vegetable fritters, yellow dal, saag paneer, channa, aloo gobhi, salad and a few different chutneys, raita, goat curry, tandoori chicken, butter chicken, one
  9. My girlfriend and I are 50 something and find ourselves suddenly single at the same time. We love good food, however now we are looking for happy hour places downtown where we can have a well crafted cocktail, maybe doing some chatting and then follow it up with a good meal. Any thoughts?
  10. Anyone try this place out in what could be becoming a dining mecca? For anyone with an inkling of historical knowledge, this pairing of cuisines should be very interesting. There used to be a branch of Zed's out in Gainesville, we went a few times with the kids, and the food was good, but the location was abysmal and they were probably a couple years too early. Maaza 29 website
  11. Thanks to all the guests at Passage to India, Bethesda whose continued patronage and support encouraged me to open my second restaurant SpiceXing in Rockville Town Square. The menu features contemporary Indian dishes and a lot of dishes influenced by the foreign cultures that came to settle/rule the Indian subcontinent. Once again the recipes are original as collected by me from various households and I am indebted to all those friends who tolerated my persistence in US and in India. There are a lot of small plates, which make sharing several of them quite enjoyable. Look forward to meeting al
  12. This is very short notice, but I figured I'd give it a shot. My wife and I have to be at Washington-Lee High school tonight at 7 pm and were looking to kill some time after work somewhere between there and Crystal CIty/Pentagon City. The school right off 66 near Wilson Blvd and N Quincy St. We'll be traveling through or near Rosslyn, Clarendon, Colonial Village, Lyon Village, and Virginia Square. I'm not very familiar with this area and the Dinning Guide / Restaurant Guide has A LOT of options! Does any place stand out as a good place to get a couple apps and a drink? Thanks!
  13. I mentioned this in the TMB thread, but I wanted to post for all to see - Jason and I are hosting a happy hour to benefit Team In Training, which is the main fundraising wing of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I am a multiple-time cancer survivor, and Jason lost his grandmother earlier this year to multiple myeloma, so this is a cause that is very near and dear to our hearts. Here are the details - When: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, from 5 PM to 9 PM Where: The Big Board, 421 H Street NE, Washington, DC Details: For a $5 minimum donation at the door, you'll get happy hour special
  14. I'd like to invite everyone here to a Thai New Year event we're hosting with mad momos in Columbia Heights. Apinya Thai Food Co. in a partnership with mad momos will be celebrating Thai New Year, Songkran, at a special event on April 13, 2013 from 5 to 8pm. In lieu of the Thai tradition of throwing water on passers-by, Apinya is bringing the festivities to their favorite local watering hole, mad momos at 3605 14th Street NW in DC’s Columbia Heights neighborhood. Apinya Thai Food Co. will be setting up a kiosk for visitors to sample and purchase the original Apinya Thai Chili Sauce and
  15. Help Plan Taste of the Nation DC Join the Planning Committee for the Best Tasting Event in the City Love the DC dining scene? Want to help end childhood hunger in America? Join Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation DC committee to help plan Washington’s premier culinary tasting event. Taste of the Nation DC chairs invite DC foodies to join the entire committee for an information volunteer recruitment happy hour at Hank’s Oyster Bar in Dupont Circle from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10. Happy hour specials and select specialty cocktails will be availabl
  16. So, today marks the 7th anniversary of the creation of DonRockwell.com (according to the membership records). In honor of this momentous occasion, the friendships created, meals eaten, dishes cooked, tips shared, and all the other great things that happen around here, we shall celebrate! When: Friday, April 20, 2012 Where: Fiola's bar Happy Hour runs from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, though I'm sure things will last beyond that. Please stop in to say hi to old friends, meet some new ones, and raise a glass "To Rocks"! All are welcome Happy Anniversary, Don!
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