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Where Did I Dine? A Photograph-Based Guessing Game

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34 minutes ago, MichaelBDC said:

I'm guessing Stellina Pizzeria.  The crust in the top right of the pic looks like their crust and the dots on the paper under the crust looks like the dots in their logo.

It must be.

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11 hours ago, DonRocks said:

Is that Neapolitan Pizza on the right, or something else? Either way, this looks like a place with good dough-based products (the sandwich bread looks like Focaccia). The sandwich looks like it's a little too sauced - I thought it was vegetable-based on first glance, but that thing on the right of it looks oddly like a seared scallop, or even a fatty piece of pork.

Yes, Neapolitan pizza, and pretty much every observation you made is spot on except the seared scallops part. This is a panini with homemade porchetta and seared mushrooms, with salsa verde. A decent sandwich but oily…the salsa verde didn’t quite provide enough sharpness to cut through all the fat. 

4 hours ago, MichaelBDC said:

I'm guessing Stellina Pizzeria.  The crust in the top right of the pic looks like their crust and the dots on the paper under the crust looks like the dots in their logo.

You got it!

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11 hours ago, Rhone1998 said:

Yes, Neapolitan pizza, and pretty much every observation you made is spot on except the seared scallops part. This is a panini with homemade porchetta and seared mushrooms, with salsa verde. A decent sandwich but oily…the salsa verde didn’t quite provide enough sharpness to cut through all the fat. 

So that was just another seared mushroom, eh; or was that a stray piece of porchetta? And that vertically fibrous, 1/2-cm-thick, gray thing on the bottom-left, immediately on top of the bread, is a piece of porchetta?

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What are your impressions overall? (I may move your reply to the Stellina Pizzeria thread - thanks for posting this interesting puzzle.)

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Stellina Pizzeria (Rhone1998)

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1 minute ago, funkyfood said:

The name of the jpeg gave it away  ;)

Shit. Could be a lie.

Where's the  name of the damned jpeg?

Oh, never mind. 

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11 hours ago, DonRocks said:

Where did I dine?

Luke's.jpg

So how was the lobster roll?? 

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4 hours ago, DaveO said:

So how was the lobster roll?? 

A lot like the fries: frozen. It was tasty and plentiful (the lobster meat is actually slightly chilled), but that meal was pushing $35 with tax and tip.

I had a 12-inch Steak and Cheese at Santini's today in McLean for half the price (could not quite finish it) - that's a better sandwich.

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16 minutes ago, Ericandblueboy said:

So does Lukes use only claw meat or do they use the whole lobster?

Hmm, there were a *lot* of claws in that sandwich, now that you mention it - I don't want to say "only claws," but there were a whole lot of them - little ones, too (honestly, I scarfed it uncritically, but yes, I did at least notice that much).

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ETA - I just did a bit of research ... they proudly advertise using "knuckle and claw meat."

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2 hours ago, dslee said:

Where did I dine?

Artichoke stuffed with Quinoa+?

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9 minutes ago, DonRocks said:

Artichoke stuffed with Quinoa+?

Yes, Heirloom Spring Artichoke stuffed with Green Garlic and Green Almond.  One of the best preparations of artichoke I have had the honor to enjoy by my favorite DC Chef.

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7 hours ago, dslee said:

Yes, Heirloom Spring Artichoke stuffed with Green Garlic and Green Almond.  One of the best preparations of artichoke I have had the honor to enjoy by my favorite DC Chef.

When I first saw it I thought Fancy Radish, but I don't see it on their online menu.  Wherever you had this, I want to try it!

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2 hours ago, Rhone1998 said:

When I first saw it I thought Fancy Radish, but I don't see it on their online menu.  Wherever you had this, I want to try it!

Heirloom Spring Artichoke was featured yesterday as a Lunch Special.  When I left the restaurant after dining in, there were approximately 10 individual takeaways available in the market pantry refrigerator.  The restaurant's instagram suggests that the Chef will make more for tomorrow.  I follow the restaurant's instagram so I am informed of any new dishes that the Chef is inspired to offer that day.

If you like 2Amys, Etto, you may like this Shaw neighborhood restaurant, which only serves lunch Tuesday - Saturday from 11:30AM to 3PM.  Dine-in option is 8-counter seat capacity or takeaway of Lunch Specials till 3PM and open till 7PM for pick-up of Market Items in the pantry refrigerator which includes dinner-to-go specials.  

This is my current favorite Chef and restaurant in all of DC.

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11 hours ago, dslee said:

Heirloom Spring Artichoke stuffed with Green Garlic and Green Almond

green almond pantry is being very on brand, i see. :) 

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6 hours ago, jca76 said:

green almond pantry is being very on brand, i see. :) 

Yes, Green Almond Pantry.  Her name, Çağla is Turkish for Green Almond. 

Cagla's cooking is so exquisite.  I just want to eat her food every day. 

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Daikaya's izakaya? (not so much of a guess, I remember looking for and ordering those concert posters off of ebay)

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4 hours ago, brian said:

Daikaya's izakaya? (not so much of a guess, I remember looking for and ordering those concert posters off of ebay)

Ha ha! Yes! And it doesn't surprise me that you got this. :)

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