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Sloppy Mama’s Barbecue and Catering

Sloppy Mama’s Barbecue and Catering, web site, 5731 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA, 703-269-2718, closed Mondays. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Arlington Now | Washingtonian | Trip Advisor | Ylp] A more authentic barbecue joint than … Continue reading

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Karachi, Pakistan bleg

Guidebooks on Karachi, at least in English, are rather hard to come by. So what should I see and do, and where should I eat? I thank you all in advice for your usual sage counsel. Originally posted on Marginal … Continue reading

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Poca Madre

Poca Madre, web site, 777 Eye St., Techworld Plaza, NW, Washington, DC, 202-838-5300 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Washingtonian | Don Rockwell | TripAdvisor | City Paper | Ylp]   Chefs Dish DC … Continue reading

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Warsaw bleg

It turns out I will be there for a few days, unexpectedly. I haven’t been in about fifteen years — what do you recommend? I thank you all in advance for your wisdom and counsel. Originally posted on Marginal Revolution … Continue reading

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Relative rates of fraud

About 21% of delivery customers worry the driver may have nibbled their order en route—and with good reason, according to a new study of delivery gripes. Some 28% of drivers say they were unable to resist taking a bite. Here … Continue reading

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Desi Bethak

Desi Bethak, web site, 8000 Haute Court, Springfield, VA, 703-337-2448 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | zabihah | Ylp] Egads, what a place! It looks like a little shack in a forlorn part of Springfield, Springfield … Continue reading

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Meokja Meokja

Meokja Meokja, FB, 9619 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, VA, 571-459-2875, the sign is not very visible, look for the 7-11. Dinner only, and Sunday lunch. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Washingtonian | Reddit | NoVA Mag … Continue reading

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Khisko Authentic Bolivian Cuisine

Khisko, FB, 6763 Wilson Blvd., Falls Church, VA, Eden Center, located in the back row, in the interior of shops, 703-888-3290 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Ylp] This restaurant has one very significant feature to … Continue reading

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Banh Cuon Thang Long

Banh Cuon Thang Long, web site, 6757 Wilson Blvd., #22, Falls Church, VA, Eden Center, 703-534-1746 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | TripAdvisor | Ylp] A small place, specializing in crepes and soups (but not Pho). … Continue reading

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Taipei notes

My other visit here was thirty years ago, and most of all I am surprised by how little has changed. The architecture now looks all the more retro, the alleyways all the more noir, and the motorbikes have by no … Continue reading

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