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Al_Dente

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  • Birthday 05/22/1966

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  1. The best SERVICE in DC?

    One thing that would make for good service is that either an establishment accepts credit cards for payment, or a sign clearly states that they're cash-only at the door. Murky Coffee does neither of these things. I just got back from standing in line to purchase a pound of beans only to find out they don't take plastic when I got to the cash register. So I incur the ATM fee (effectively increasing the cost of the coffee by 20%) to grab some cash and then head back to stand in line again.
  2. That's the place! Out of the hundreds of restaurants in Princess Anne, you picked the right one!
  3. Sea Urchin in DC?

    Go to the seafood dept, ask for the manager (ATL or TL in WF lingo), and see what they have to say. They're usually quite accommodating.
  4. Anyone for muskrat? I had it once down in Princess Ann MD, just south of Salisbury where I used to live. It was godawful.
  5. Sea Urchin in DC?

    I betcha Whole Foods would special order it for you.
  6. As stated above-- go check out Eastern Market. Perhaps you could go to the Library of Congress, check out the inside (one of the most beautiful interiors in DC, IMHO), then take a walk down stately East Capitol St and make a right on 7th St. In a couple of blocks, you'll be there. Murky Coffee is a great place to stop, but don't be suckered in to going to the temptingly named Bread and Chocolate a couple of doors down. The pastries and bread are at best so-so.
  7. It would be a good idea if someone brought "Dueling Banjos". Dean loves that tune! PM me if you need me to send an MP3. Regards, Al "Pissed He Can't Make It" Dente
  8. My wife and I were just about to head out the door from her aunt and uncle's place to fly home to DC when I got a call from Independence Air letting me know my flight was cancelled and I can't go home until tomorrow. Therefore, I'm not sure at this point whether we can make it, so I'll call Busboy (I have his cell #) in the early afternoon to let him know. Oh well, guess I'll just have to sit on this deck overlooking remarkably beautiful Lake Mahopac in upstate NY, drink wine, fire up the grill, and maybe do a drunken sunset cruise on the boat or waverunners. Wonder if I can find some good fresh seafood somewhere around here.
  9. Composed Salads--Cook-Off 12

    A good variation on a Caprese salad is to include slices of watermelon and substitute a good creamy feta for the mozzarella.
  10. I have it on good authority that we can Al Dente +1 ← Fo shizzle!
  11. It's like deja vu all over again.
  12. Would DC count as a state? I still have to get it on our official calendar with the missus, but I feel I'd be an excellent representative from the state that ain't a state. Plus I have some seniority.
  13. I lovED the Griffin Pub. But I went a couple of weeks ago, and the food seemed to be a pale shadow of its former self. They still have a few good English beers on tap, like John Courage, so it's certainly worth the stop, but I can't say that it made me moist. You can grab a bottle of HP sauce and cover up the mediocrity a bit though.
  14. Would it help if I brought the biggest yellowest Perdue chicken on steroids I could find and roasted it until it's dry and chewy? I'm looking into whether or not we can make it. Hope so!
  15. Where are you going to get your birds? I assume you'll go free-range organic.
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