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Hello all. I'm Sammy and since moving to DC in May have been having a wonderful time exploring the great restaurants in this city. My boyfriend is a cook and I'm an amateur foodie, and I look forward to sharing culinary adventures with you all!
Welcome Sammy, it is wonderful to have someone move to the city and not try and compare it to where they came from. I hope you continue enjoy the restaurants the city and area have to provide as well as reading posts on this board.

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Well finally time to post before i get kicked off the board...just love to lurk and when I need a new restaurant come looking for one here. I am a born and raised local. love to read cookbooks, am a decent cook and enjoy a find dining meal when the funds allow. Have moved state lines recently so will be checking for MD listings for good food.

Thanks for running the board

Nan

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Hello, I've lurked on the board for a few weeks and have found it very helpful. I've lived in the city for a few years but only recently have my friends and I made the local food scene a bigger part of our social activities. I'll try to post my thoughts on the places we'll eat at as I've found people's comments about their experiences enlightening.

Carson

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My name is Drew. I'm a DC native now living in Baltimore. While I love Baltimore, I really miss DC's restaurants, particularly the numerous good to great pizza restaurants. My wife and I love good food and she has a food blog on which she posts some of the great meals that she makes. Check it out at http://stiritupwithjackie.blogspot.com.

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i know that we all think of ourselves as an affable and approachable lot, however, i have heard from more than a few people that one’s first post can be a little intimidating to write. i think that it would come easier after an introduction.

since i have a few friends who have recently joined the board, i have been thinking about this a bit recently. therefore, i am nominating this thread as the place to say hello. all of you lurkers, members without a post, etc, feel free to drop a line or two here. say hello. i swear it gets easier after your first one.

still not sure? ok, i'll start...

good day to everyone. i am new to the board. i am danny, i manage a little italian restaurant in foggy bottom. i found this board after a friend mentioned it to me, and am very happy to be here. i hope to be an active part of this community.

thanks, don and everyone else for letting me play in your sandbox.

Hi Don--well you got me in that last pruning letter to come introduce myself. I'm a total newbie at discussion boards so not sure exactly what I'm doing. As a matter of fact, I think I just posted a blank post. Ah well, I am better cook than a social media type. My name is Rebecca Penovich and I'm a freelancer marketing and pr consultant. Formerly with Maryland Public Television, I'm specializing in entertainment and food television. Current series I'm working with is Chefs A'Field on PBS--great show about chefs, farmers, kids, where our food comes from. My job is attract corporate partners and promotional partners. Check out a clip at http://www.chefsafield.com

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I too was victim to the pruning letter. My name is Danny and I admit that I'm usually just lurking. I stumbled upon the site after looking for reviews on some restaurants.

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All,

That pruning letter is sent out to people who:

1) have never posted, and

2) haven't signed on in the past year

So when you see the member list down at the bottom, you can be assured that everyone has posted at least once, or signed on since November 1, 2007.

I have a question for the folks who haven't signed on in the past year: Why don't you sign in just to reference the dining guide? It's free and convenient, no? Or maybe I'm the only one who uses it? :lol:

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I have a question for the folks who haven't signed on in the past year: Why don't you sign in just to reference the dining guide? It's free and convenient, no? Or maybe I'm the only one who uses it? :lol:

You reference your own dining guide? :)

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My name is Drew. I'm a DC native now living in Baltimore. While I love Baltimore, I really miss DC's restaurants, particularly the numerous good to great pizza restaurants. My wife and I love good food and she has a food blog on which she posts some of the great meals that she makes. Check it out at http://stiritupwithjackie.blogspot.com.
Welcome! Please post to our Baltimore forum! =D and it sounds like Joe Squared Pizza might be a place for you.

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Or maybe I'm the only one who uses it? :lol:

I use it occasionally. It would be cool, if possible, if new entries or modifications to it were marked by date so when it's updated I'd know where to look. :)

Just some idle wishing that only generates work for other people, not me...

:P

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It would be cool, if possible, if new entries or modifications to it were marked by date so when it's updated I'd know where to look.

If you use the "View New Posts" function, whenever Don updates the Dining Guide, the region he updates will appear in the list of new posts.

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Hello all, I feel like you're familiar names since I've been intermittently lurking for about a year. I was in Singapore till a couple of months ago, when I moved back to Fairfax.

I love to cook and to eat. I'm looking forward to a chance to participate in these great discussions.

When it's not about food, I teach art. I love to travel and do so any chance I get. For all that I've been around the world several times, I'm planning my first trip to New York City this Christmas.

Many thanks for the tips to come.

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Hi, my name is David. I'm a lawyer living in Arlington. My wife and I use to eat out very frequently (4 to 5 nights a week) but now with a toddler and an infant at home, it's more like 2 or 3 times a month, if that. I'm generally just a lurker, however, have found the sight to be very useful in finding the right places for those limited nights out.

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Hi, my name is robert. I've been exploring food in DC for the past 4 years. Big fan of this site, thought I'd finally post.

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Hi, my name is Kosta and up till now I've been input only trying to take in all I can get on the food scene here in DC so here is my first post. I am a cube warrior that fantasizes about escaping the nerd factory and opening a bike-shop/pizzeria/cafe. Given the current state of the world, that will have to wait until better financial times. I love to cook and have had a CSA share with Great Country Farms for the past two seasons. I try to be creative with veggies and have my own Iron Chef based on whatever is in the box for the week. I also love making my own Neapolitan pizza and intend to build a backyard oven, as soon as I have my own back yard. Bike racing is the other pursuit that brings out my inner Walter Mitty, fancying myself a super-domestique fetching bottles and chasing breakaways, whereas in reality I am a middling competitor in the lower-tier of amateurs. The primary benefit is being able to eat as much of whatever I want.

Anyway, I look forward to being part of this forum and finding further inspiration for cooking and dining.

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My name is Sophy ... and I am an addict....

I first recognized that I have a problem when, upon arriving at the Madrid airport, I rushed off the airplane to buy a jamon iberico sandwich while half a saucisson sec sandwich, which I had purchased at the airport in Paris just a few hours before, waited in my purse. Final confirmation came when I asked, aloud, in the Madrid airport whether it would be possible to consume an entire leg of jamon iberico in the two days we would spend in Madrid. (The answer, apparently, was "no." So the following summer we went back to Spain--Barcelona, this time--where I consumed jamon iberico the way that locals consume ice cream.)

P.S. The jamon iberico now available here in the U.S. is rubbish.

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Hello, My name is Douglas. Native Washingtonian and Aussie dog lover hence the Blue (merle) and Luce aussie dogs of past. Just a food lover in dc...trying to stretch that dollar. Thanks

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...my name is HOV!

...ok, not really. Greetings to all, looking forward to good discussion and restaurant tips from the website.

From the DC area, recent favorites of mine are:

1. Pete's Apizza. - I grew up in Connecticut, after all. The fact that they have a pizza called "Staven" is worth the trip (that's "East Haven" pronounced in the local accent, for those of you NOT from the area.)

2. Sonoma, Penn Ave, SE. Great wine. Great atmosphere. Especially upstairs.

3. Oyamel. Does guac get any better?

4. Zola. Best service I've had in DC all year. Surprisingly good food. Love it.

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Hi

My name is Rob, I moved to Arlington from Baltimore in August of 2000. I found the food to be better down this way and have since become something of a closet foodie. I think I stumbled upon don rockwell, oddly enough, looking for some crabs, I ended up going to dc fish market. Great to see this area is only getting better and more diverse in terms of food choices.

Looking forward to the great chatter on the boards. And collecting my discount card :P Oh and btw , taste of the nation tickets are discounted to $75 through 12/31, went last year and thought it was a good time, hope this is a decent charity.

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I think I stumbled upon don rockwell, oddly enough, looking for some crabs

You've come to the right place. Welcome!

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Hi, I'm Arnold. I live in the SF Bay Area and have a food blog (www.inuyaki.com). I first found this forum last year when I was Googling around for some sous vide information. I should really come back more often.

I came back today because I was looking for information on how to cook the deckle/calotte from a rib roast and found a thread here. I'm thinking of breaking down a rib roast so that I can sous vide the calotte and then oven roast the ribeye...or I might sous vide both. Not sure yet, but I've got a few more days till Christmas eve. :-)

Happy Holidays!

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Hi, I'm Arnold. I live in the SF Bay Area and have a food blog (www.inuyaki.com). I first found this forum last year when I was Googling around for some sous vide information. I should really come back more often.

I came back today because I was looking for information on how to cook the deckle/calotte from a rib roast and found a thread here. I'm thinking of breaking down a rib roast so that I can sous vide the calotte and then oven roast the ribeye...or I might sous vide both. Not sure yet, but I've got a few more days till Christmas eve. :-)

Happy Holidays!

Arnold, welcome aboard! You have a very interesting alias.

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