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Which ten restaurants would you most want to live next door to?

Seherli Tandir, in Baku, Azerbaijan is now on my list, but let me first explain the criteria. This is not about the best restaurants, it is about the ones that give you the most consumer surplus. For most of the … Continue reading

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Baku bleg

What should I see and where should I eat? I will be there soon, and any assistance or advice you can offer is much appreciated, thanks! Originally posted on Marginal Revolution – click to see comments and suggestions. Related Posts:Which … Continue reading

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10 Things I Learned: Tyler Cowen

That is a short interview with me from Northern Virginia magazine, here is one excerpt: When did you feel you had “made it”? Jan. 21, 1962 (his birthday). That was a turning point of sorts for me. How do you … Continue reading

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Kaliwa

Kaliwa, web site, 751 Wharf St SW, Washington, DC, 202-516-4739 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | City Paper | Ylp] One of the best ethnic restaurants in DC right now, and the … Continue reading

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Xian Gourmet

Xian Gourmet, web site, 316 N Washington St, Rockville, MD, 301-875-1544 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Ylp] Wow. Word is this is from the people who brought you Panda Gourmet in DC. As a Sichuan place, it … Continue reading

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Asian Origin

Asian Origin, web site, 1753 Pinnacle Drive, McLean, VA, very close to Tysons II, 703-448-9988 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Don Rockwell | Ylp] Mostly Sichuan, this is the best Chinese food in Virginia right now. You … Continue reading

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Ethiopian food in Ethiopia

  Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia   I will compare to Ethiopian food in the United States, so I won’t be starting from scratch here. The good news is that the product is tastier in Ethiopia. But the other good … Continue reading

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Fava Pot

Fava Pot, web site, The Shops at West Falls Church, 7393 D Lee Highway, Falls Church, VA, 703-204-0609 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | BizJournals | Washingtonian | WaPo | TripAdvisor | zabihah | NoVA Mag … Continue reading

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Royal Nepal Restaurant

Royal Nepal Restaurant, web site, 3807 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA, 571-312-5130 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Zagat | WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | Ylp] [Royal Nepal] when NEPAL invites YOU – Alexandria, VA (Nepali Food) … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh bleg

Duquesne Incline To Mount Washington, Pittsburgh A loyal reader writes to me: Maybe a bleg on MR at some point (not naming me) for good places to eat and things to do in Pittsburgh? The suburbs stretching out to eastern … Continue reading

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