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Pho DC: Confounded by Beef Meatballs

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Before I touch on the peculiarity of Vietnamese beef meatballs, a quick question: When you tell someone you’re in the mood for pho, do you pronounce it the correct way (“fuh”) or the way it looks (“foh”)? Even though I know better, I often mumble […]

Going to Church for Comfort Food

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It is practically impossible to find an eating establishment these days that isn’t on Yelp, Urbanspoon or any of the food review sites. Even the most obscure restaurant has at least one review, even if that review was written by the owner in 2007. But […]

Feeling Peckish After Lunch at the TaKorean Food Truck

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I’m somewhat ambivalent about the whole food truck phenomenon. I get the attraction of fresh, out-of-the-norm food that pops up in your neighborhood like an ice cream truck on a hot summer day.  Food trucks are fun. They’re unique. It’s exciting to find out a […]

Take a Friend to Matchbox

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If a DC resident were to ask me for the name of a casual restaurant to take out-of-town friends, Matchbox would be one of the suggestions. It’s a sure thing: moderate prices (by downtown DC standards, anyway), an appealing decor and vibe that says hip […]