Category Archives: Beautiful Women

“Getting a good meal in D.C. requires some ruthless economics”

This piece is by me, in The Washington Post. Here is one bit: The key is to hit these restaurants in the “sweet spot” of their cycle of rise and fall. At any point in time Washington probably has five … Continue reading

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The Matt Yglesias take on restaurant decline

Matt writes: Imagine some diners are, by temperament, venturesome while others are regulars. Over the long term, the best business strategy is to appeal to regulars since they offer a stable client base. But when a restaurant is new, it … Continue reading

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Rice Paper

Rice Paper, web site, 6775 Wilson Blvd., Eden Center, Falls Church, VA, 703-538-3888, Eden Center, (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | Vim's Palate | Don Rockwell | Yelp] The trendiest Vietnamese place around, and the one … Continue reading

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“Avoid beautiful women and popular locations”

Picking a restaurant may be an art form, but one economist is trying to apply theoretical economic principles to make the process of selecting your next meal out worthwhile. Professor Tyler Cowen suggests that diners avoid hyped-up eateries or places … Continue reading

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Six Rules for Dining Out

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“Invisible Hand to Mouth”

His goal now is to provide a guide to dining well anywhere, while minimizing risk of the Cowen nightmare, a meal that is an expensive bore. His commandments fall into two categories. The first is variations on a general mantra … Continue reading

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Kebericho Deli Market

Kebericho Deli Market, 3811-c South George Mason Drive, Falls Church, VA, 703-578-6464 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) It’s hard to keep track of all the burgeoning Ethiopian places in this mini-mall, but since they are all excellent … Continue reading

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Cafe Atlantico and Minibar

Cafe Atlantico, web site, reopened near Chinatown, 405 Eighth Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-393-0812, previously the restaurant was in Adams-Morgan. No weekend lunch. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | The Hill | WaPo | WashTimes | … Continue reading

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