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Eating well in Stockholm

Yes, the fancy expensive places are great. But more generally, I recommend that you order the dishes with game and lingonberries, most of all lingonberries. Soups here are above average, and I do not generally love soups. The pizza is … Continue reading

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Where and how to eat in Cape Town, South Africa

Don’t laugh, but basically you want to eat in the restaurants with the beautiful women. And with the views of the waterfront. You may recall those are usually the opposite of the correct recommendations. But in Cape Town, there is … Continue reading

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Shinwari Namak Mandi

Shinwari Namak Mandi, web site, FB, 5884 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA, 703-347-8311 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | RoadTrippers | Restaurant Guru] Yet further evidence that this area’s Pakistani restaurants are better than the Indian … Continue reading

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Southeast Impression

Southeast Impression, web site, 9530 Fairfax Blvd., Fairfax, VA, 703-865-4884 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Washingtonian | FFX Now | Restaurantji] Real Malaysian food, right near my house! They have Thai dishes too, but I’m … Continue reading

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Rules for Tri-State Italian food

Piers emails me: You’re a NJ native and great at finding good restaurants. So what are the rules for finding good old school American Italian restaurants? Not like modern farm to table places full of natural light in Brooklyn or … Continue reading

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San Francisco dining

Dwarkesh brought me to the very good Sizzling Pot King, 139 8th St, San Francisco, genuine Hunan food and yes I have been to Changsha. Don’t walk there though, take an Uber or better yet a Waymo. Dwarkesh was kind … Continue reading

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JD Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar

JD Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar, web site, 6669 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA, 703-717-3871, usually open and music Saturday nights (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Restaurant Guru | RoadTrippers | Annandale Today] Monarch Ethiopian used … Continue reading

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Hu Tieu Mi Lacay Cho Lon

Hu Tieu Mi Lacay Cho Lon, web site, 6793-D Wilson Blvd., Falls Church, VA (Edene Center), 703-531-1420 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | RoadTrippers] Most of all, good noodle soups. Good vermicelli dishes. Appeals to the … Continue reading

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Pho Ga Vang

Pho Ga Vang, web site, 6767 Wilson Blvd., Eden Center, Falls Church, VA (inside Mr. Wish), 571-375-8281 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Washingtonian | Reddit | NoVA Mag] Most of all, I am pleased to … Continue reading

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“Around since xxxx”

From a reader, Matt: Is “Since 19XX” a positive or negative signal for a restaurant? I passed a BBQ restaurant in Denver recently with such a sign. If it’s been around so long but is good, why haven’t I heard … Continue reading

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