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  1. When I was at McGill Peel Pub was shut down for a while because of the recycled beer. ick.
  2. Went to David Greggory for dinner Tuesday. There were lots of menu choices for RW which was great. We had----- Appetizers: Truffle Pizza. The flavors of the cheese and leeks were good but the dough was soggy Tostones. (mashed plantains formed into large chips served with black beans, salsa and crema) Heavy but addictive. Great texture from the plantains. Entrees: Seared halibut in a seafood broth--- a solid dish, the fish was delicate and the broth had lots of calamari, clams, and mussels. Crabcakes-- lots of lump, a good mango sauce to accompany it Now for the not so pleasant portion of the evening... The server (not the one who took our order) puts down our desserts. We thought we'd ordered a piece of chocolate cake and a piece of coconut cake. He brought out two pieces of chocolate cake. We said we ordered one of each. He took one of the chocolate cakes away. Our server, Isabelle, who took our order comes back slams the coconut cake down and says, "just so you know-- you ordered two chocolate cakes" in a not so pleasant manner. It is perfectly possible there was a miscommunication/misunderstanding but was that comment really necessary? My guest and I both thought we had ordered one chocolate, one coconut. When we ordered our drinks we asked for recommendations from the cocktail menu and our server said "I don't drink those, I'm a bourbon girl" Usually I wouldn't pay attention to a comment like that but then combined with the rude comment with the cake. It was too much. I hate complaining about service because my family is all in the restaurant business. But getting yelled at by our server was not sitting well with us. We talked to the manager and he was great. He said he appreciated us telling him and even though we did not want him to take anything off the bill he took our drinks off the bill. He handled the situation well and I even said I know it's restaurant week and you're slammed. He said that's no excuse. So the food and the manager were all great as for Isabelle- hope she was just having a bad night
  3. I think the spring rolls are only available on the bar menu but the many Corduroy experts on this board would know better than me. The mozzarella porcupine is great too. Don't miss their desserts either...chocolate tart is great for chocolate lovers.
  4. I just have to echo what people have already been posting about Komi. Last night was my first visit and the food and service were equally amazing. Evan our server, who some may remember from Palena, was fantastic-- as personable as he was knowledgable about the food and wine list. One of the things that really stood out about the food here sounds kinda odd but I couldn't believe how good everything smelled when it was laid out before me- building such anticipation for that first bite. I was not disappointed once! Some highlights included a fantastic amuse of celery root and marcona almond soup accented with 25-year aged balsamic. Hen of the woods mushrooms with homemade pasta that was somehow rustic and delicate at the same time. Tweaked-- I could've eaten two plates of just that pork belly! The chef here combines ingredients in such a way that everything complements each other perfectly. Case in point--we ordered a dessert of devil's food cake, chile gelato and marshmallow puff, my friend had a bite of just the cake and gelato and was thinking hmmm this is a strange combination. But after having a bite with all three elements together she loved it! Can't wait to go back!
  5. As for the sign advertising the new Korean place that used to be in front of the Tyson's Sam and Harry's-- it's been taken down. Don't know if that means the deal fell through...
  6. Woo Lae Oak in Arlington right across from Pentagon Row is supposed to be good.
  7. My parents got back from FL recently and said they were disappointed that the dishes came out lukewarm to cold. Was it an off night or is that usual?
  8. Thai PILIN on Route 7 same strip as Tower Records is pretty good. More homestyle and hole in the wall than Neisha Thai or Busara- but I like it better.
  9. Taste of Saigon on Greensboro Drive
  10. Add another to the list of nuked Muenster afficionados. I always thought it was my own creation.
  11. Who was the female judge--- I missed the beginning. Did they introduce her?
  12. The Italian Store in Arlington is great.
  13. The guide seems more like a recap of the places he has reviewed this past year.
  14. I get to go to Nectar tonight to celebrate a friend's birthday. My first visit! Looking at the board I'm already leaning towards the pumpkin soup for a first course and the scallops for my entree. What else is can't miss- so I can not-so-subtly steer my dining companions?
  15. I've heard so many good things about this place and tonight I'm finally going. I definitely want to try the truffled fries- what else is can't miss on the current menu? John W. if you're out there you know best...
  16. Little River Turnpike in Annandale, Virginia is this area's K-town. All the bulgogi and karaoke one could ever need.
  17. After many failed attempts- finally made it to Palena last night. Believe the hype! That bar menu is as fantastic as everyone says. The roast chicken is amazingly tender, juicy and flavorful. I think it would be difficult to find better tasting chicken at an under $10 price. The portion was big too. Lucky for me we were pre-celebrating my birthday so we got some of the famous caramels. Rich, buttery, and not sickly sweet. What a perfect way to cap off the evening. I can't wait to go back!
  18. We'll be in the tasting room --
  19. I'm going to Eve next week to celebrate my birthday. Even had a dream about it last night- talk about anticipation. Which dishes are can't miss right now? Favorite creations of Mr. Thrasher?
  20. For those of you who have not been to Corduroy- I have but one word of advice. GO! After hearing so much praise heaped on this place I had to give it a try. It exceeded our expectations. No single dish was ground-breaking but the ingredients were all so fresh. The preparations were simple, and the flavors were pure. The "thai curry sauce" that accompanied my scallops had no curry taste but I wasn't going to complain because the scallops themselves were so perfect. The best scallops I've tasted in recent memory. The chocolate tart with caramelized bananas was a fantastic way to end the meal. I tasted one of my dining companion's peach tart and the fruit tasted fresh-picked. You are not going here for the atmosphere. It looks like an average hotel dining room. But the food more than makes up for your uninspired surroundings.
  21. Is it possible that the chef wants to start debate and get people talking and thinking- in that case she's succeeded
  22. Where's everyones sense of humor gone today? It's silly and funny, only offensive if you want to make it that way, but overall harmless. Are we going to have to start debating ebonics on this chat?
  23. Kicked off RW at Equinox. It was my first time dining there. I won't be back there for another RW but I'm definitely willing to give it another chance on a regular week. I started with a shrimp salad that was nothing spectacular. The dressing was not well mixed resulting in mouth-puckering amounts of balsamic in certain spots. The appetizer that was described as canneloni was actually a spring roll. Not a bad dish- more like false advertising. We then waited more than a half hour between our apps being taken away and our entree being brought. My salmon was overcooked- not moist at all. On a happier note, the flank steak was tender and flavorful. As for dessert, nothing about the chocolate cake was memorable, no hint of the bourbon that was supposedly part of the sauce. The cherry soup was refreshing. The pink peppercorn ice cream garnish provided a nice balance to the tartness of the cherries but the cherries tasted slightly artificial. Equinox did not demonstrate during this meal why they have garnered so much praise these last few years but I would never write a place off based on an RW experience. I will return and hopefully have better things to report back next time!
  24. Please report back on Corduroy! I have Thursday reservations and this will be my first time dining there. Thanks!
  25. I've been to Sorak Garden a few times, and Hee Been. Any gems that I'm missing? Don't want to drive to Woo Lae Oak.
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