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Where to eat in Lagos, Nigeria

Much of the food is good but not excellent. For the very best, I recommend two places in particular: The Yellow Chilli: (TripAdvisor) All the dishes seem to be quite good, but arguably the jollof rice and the seafood okra … Continue reading

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Kiroran

Kiroran, web site, 10728 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, VA (next to the H-Mart, please note the sign does not say “Kiroran,” rather right now in December 2016 it is “QTea Café”) 703-865-5033 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google+ … Continue reading

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Esencias Panameñas

Esencias Panameñas, web site, 3322 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 202-688-7250 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google+ | WaPo | TripAdvisor | Ylp | Gayot] Quite a charming place, and as far as I know the only … Continue reading

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Haifa Grill

Haifa Grill, web site, 3541 Carlin Springs Rd, Falls Church, VA, 703-820-4243 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [zabihah | Ylp] A fun mom and pop, Palestinian rather than Israeli, with most of the usual Middle East specialties. … Continue reading

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To Sok Jip

To Sok Jip, web site, 7211 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA, 703-333-2861 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | TripAdvisor | Ylp] (Previously reviewed in 2009 and 2006.) This is now clearly the best Korean place around. The … Continue reading

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Chercher Ethiopian Restaurant and Mart

Chercher Ethiopian Restaurant and Mart, web site, 1334 9th St NW, Washington, DC, 202-299-9703 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Zagat | WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | Ylp] Could this be DC’s best Ethiopian place right now? … Continue reading

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All-Purpose Pizzeria

All-Purpose Pizzeria, web site, 1250 Ninth Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-849-6174, lots of lines but going early will work. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | City Paper | Ylp | Gayot] Washington … Continue reading

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What should I ask Mark Miller?

I’ll be interviewing Mark soon, at a private venue, no public event, but for eventual release in the Conversations with Tyler series. Here is a short bio of Mark. He is credited as being the founder of modern Southwestern cuisine, … Continue reading

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Three Manhattan Places

A few places to eat in Manhattan: Hatsuhana, very expensive sushi but outrageously good, (web site) 17 E. 48th Street. (TripAdvisor | NY Mag | NYT) Then try LoLo’s Seafood Shack up in Harlem (web site), 303 W. 116th Street, … Continue reading

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Afghan Bistro

Afghan Bistro, web site, 8081-D Alban Road, Springfield, VA, 703-337-4722 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google+ | TripAdvisor | Ylp] The best Afghan food I’ve had, get the Aushak, kadu, and eggplant. Related Posts:Rumi’s BistroCurry LeafMomo’s Indian … Continue reading

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