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  1. http://bvfarmfood.com/ 8am-9pm daily Went to Bon Vivant with the Momma. I had forgotten Evening Star wasn't open for lunch, and we decided to try somewhere we hadn't been before instead of wandering down to Cheesetique. I got a pear and walnut salad with pulled chicken. Momma got a flank steak salad. The salad was good, but the fancy way they put the dressing on which looks very nice, isn't super practical. Next time I will just ask for dressing on the side and mix it in myself, and ask for some cracked pepper. The chicken was very good though. The salad itself was fine, if a
  2. After a sweet renovation of a large house just off the main drag (Mt. Vernon Ave), it looks like Del Ray Café has opened (or is doing so, softly). They serve breakfast and lunch Mon-Fri, brunch on Sat-Sun, and dinner Mon-Sun. Thrillist has some details on the space and menu items (menus are available on the website linked above). It does say they're closed this Saturday - and they're hiring. I look forward to checking it out!
  3. Hat tip to Jake for nudging me to this "real good" spot: The Wallace. Smart crowd but decor is tasteful and comfortable. Started with a spinach salad with grilled portabellos and blue cheese which was very nice and straightforward. Grilled Japanese eggplant over lentils was next, and possibly my favorite dish of the night. Lentils were smokey and delicious! Spouse ordered the squid ink pasta with Uni bescamel and ikura. Tasty but a bit too rich for me. And yet hypocritically I loved the next course, foie gras three ways: terrine, mousse, and grilled. All fantastic, with the exception of the
  4. In my efforts to eat lunch across the 'burbs of NoVA, I had lunch today w/ a friend at Walker's Grille, which is in an odd location behind Inova Alexandria. There's plenty of parking, a built in clientele w/ the hospital & doctors offices, I think it was about 3/4 filled. The space is attractive enough, reminiscent of an office building, a little noisy, & has an outdoor patio that might be nice, when the weather is warmer. We both got sandwiches, I was craving a club, (which is why I tried this place), so, turkey club w/ bacon & cheddar on wheat toast- large, a little dry, &
  5. The Daily Dish They are located in the strip mall on Grubb Road, near the intersection with East-West, a few doors away from Parkway Deli in the old Red Dog space. Aside from the seasonal/local bent (the entrees do change frequently) they are somewhat distinguished by offering a full bar and vegan/vegetarian-friendly selections. In terms of the kitchen's ambitions and the ambiance/decor, I regard them as slightly more casual than nearby 8407. We've been maybe 1/2 dozen times. It's always a bit of an afterthought for us. We go when we want something relaxed and close to home, and we've gr
  6. I'm not PETA but I generally don't do endangered species. Can we start a list of restaurants that serve unsustainable foods so maybe some of us can avoid them? For example, how do I know whether a restaurant is serving sustainable Chilean Seabass?
  7. If your from Philadelphia, or just know it well, you've probably heard of the White Dog Cafe in University city. A lovely and large townhome (200 seats), it is made intimate by it's many nooks and crannies and worn yet warm wooden floors. It's founder, owner and resident, Judy Wicks, has announced she is moving on and will turn the restaurant over. I'm posting this because even if you've never been there, you may be interested to learn about Ms. Wicks and her uncomprimising means of bringing food to your plate in the most ethical and earth- conscious ways possible. She has been a beacon for fo
  8. About Virginia Cobia Farms LLC Virginia Cobia Farms LLC produces Cobia and Pompano fish at its farm in the mountains of Virginia. The company produces the only Cobia in the world that is rated as a “Best Choice” Sustainable Cobia by the Monterey Bay’s Seafood Watch program. Its inland production methods ensure that our fish are always fresh, nutritious and safe. Visit: http://www.virginiacobiafarms.biz yep it seems it IS from the mountains of VA
  9. Has anyone tried this before? It looks really good and ultra-healthy.
  10. This place is a great find, especially if you are staying around the Chelsea area and wanted to cook locally-sourced, fresh foods. Although I ended up buying mostly coffee beans here, I loved how fresh the seafood and meat case looked, how clean and labelled everything was, and how friendly staff was. They even have a little coffee bar that carries beans from the Brooklyn Roasting Company. The Chelsea location is an off-shoot of their Brooklyn headquarters. The pictures of the Brooklyn market look awesome. I only wish I could have browsed longer here.
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