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Review: Ping Pong in Gallery Place

  This week my girlfriend and I went to the fusion dim sum restaurant Ping Pong down in Chinatown. It does dim sum in a “hip” way, complete with loud music, fancy cocktails, open kitchen, and a downtown address. Knowing that I’d grown up eating dim sum at hyper-authentic places like Mark’s and Fortune, she […]

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New Irish-Deli fusion place savaged in early reviews

A few weeks ago, my email buzzed with news of Star & Shamrock, new Irish/Jewish fusion tavern/deli concept on H St. in DC. We were planning on going, possibly even next weekend, but then Matt Yglesias and Spencer Ackerman of the Internet Food Association just completely demolished the place in two different posts. See some […]

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In Search of Moules Frites: Belga Cafe

Located in the Barracks Row district, just a block or two from the Eastern Market metro station (orange line), Belga Cafe shines as a prime example of hearty, delicious Belgian fare.  At first glance, the restaurant is warm and cozy, with tightly packed tables and a neighborhood feel.  The service is prompt and attentive — […]

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It takes more than a fedora to make a “hell” of a burger

So in the past month or two, I got to go to two of the newly-opened upmarket burger joints in the DC area. One is an overhyped version of five guys and the other provides the city’s best burger in a unique atmosphere slightly reminiscent of the “soup nazi.”

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The 1st Ever Two Foodie Brothers Pizza Prize

By both Aaron and Sam… Sam: Looking back, we didn’t really know what we were getting into? On what turned out to be a crisp, autumn-come-early evening, Aaron, myself, and family friend and honorary Stollar, Katie Buoni, embarked on what should have been a fantastic, but otherwise normal evening out in DC. That’s before the first […]

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Best Chinese Restaurants?

While my older, more conservative, perhaps more feeble brother did indeed name some of our area’s finer Chinese restaurants, he did miss a few that have, over the years, satisfied both my palate and my wallet. 1.  A&J Restaurant – A little pickled cabbage, a little spicy cucumber, some cold sesame noodles, the best fried […]

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What are your top 5 Chinese restaurants in the DC area?

In honor of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, going on live in Beijing as I write this (despite what NBC might have you believe), let’s ask this question: What are your top 5 Chinese restaurants in the DC area? Here are mine: Mark’s Duck House, Falls Church – I am lucky enough to live 5 minutes […]

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