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Is Absolute Noodle Worth a Visit? Absolutely.

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What’s the hotter trend in D.C. right now, ramen or “fried chicken and donuts”? And when will some daring restaurateur open an eatery that combines all three? In Penn Quarter, Daikaya has been generating buzz for its ramen bar and izakaya. One street over on […]

Ella’s Meatball and Leek Pizza

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As I’ve said before, a city can never have too many pizza restaurants. Bring it on — the more pizza, the better.  The Penn Quarter/Chinatown area has some good options, from Matchbox to District of Pi.  It’s not mind-blowing, pizza-of-the-gods stuff, but you’ll leave satisfied. […]

Poste’s Addictive Truffle Frites

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This may be the first time I’ve felt compelled to blog about fries.  Could be because I don’t eat as many as the next guy, or it could be that I’ve never tasted any where I thought, “The world must know about these fries!” I’ll […]

Merzi: “The Indian Chipotle”

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The Chipotle chain is such a recognizable entity that when a restaurant is referred to as “The Indian Chipotle,” I think most everyone understands what that means. The restaurant is Merzi in Penn Quarter, and the comparisons with Chipotle are accurate. Both present a mainstream […]

The Good and Bad of Hill Country

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Pardon the language, but if you look up the word “clusterfuck” in the Urban Dictionary, a picture of Hill Country should appear beside it. If that sounds overly harsh, it’s only due to frustration, because Hill Country has so much going for it.  It’s like […]