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Afghan Grill’s Mantoo (Meat-Filled Dumplings)

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A few years ago I produced a TV food segment about manti — tiny, meat-filled Turkish dumplings.  As the chef herself said, “It is not easy making the manti. This is occasional food.” She wasn’t kidding.  After making the dough, she rolled it out and […]

There’s Messy, and There’s Hot N Juicy Crawfish

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I have crawfish juice stains on a pair of wool dress pants, courtesy of a meal at Hot N Juicy Crawfish. Dining at Hot N Juicy is impossibly messy.  There’s just no way to avoid it, so better to embrace the mess (and maybe don’t […]

District Kitchen: The Good, The Bad and the Hungry

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Dinner at District Kitchen was like one of those weird dates where you get along fairly well, but at the same time several things stick in your craw — like how she hasn’t talked to her mother in over ten years, or hates Seinfeld, or […]

New in Woodley Park: Lillies

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Among the many pleasant D.C. surprises is how open and green the city is. Parks, trees and grassy spaces are a cinch to come by, and the wide sidewalks are worthy of serious strolling.  Try strolling in Manhattan and you’ll be run over by pedestrians […]