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Ghent bleg

What to do and where to eat? I thank you all in advance for your wisdom and counsel. Originally posted on Marginal Revolution – click to see comments and suggestions. Related Posts:Ghent travel notesQuito travel notesQuito, Ecuador blegNashville notesNashville bleg

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Troika Gastronom

Troika Gastronom, web site, 169 Hillwood Ave., Hillwood Plaza, Falls Church, VA, 703-241-3777, opens early in the morning as it is attached to a Russian supermarket. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | TripAdvisor | … Continue reading

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Toli Moli Burmese Bodega

Toli Moli Burmese Bodega, web site, 1309 5th St NE, Union Market, Washington, DC, phone not given, often they close by eight. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Washingtonian | Ylp] Mostly a southeast … Continue reading

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The meaning of death, from an economist’s point of view

A few days ago Garett Jones came to my office door and asked “what do we really know about labor supply?” I said we might as well extend the query to labor demand. In any case, here was part of … Continue reading

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Do land use restrictions increase restaurant quality and diversity?

Daniel Shoag and Stan Veuger say yes, but I am not so convinced. It turns out that metrics of land use restrictions are correlated with restaurant quality, across cities. To cut to the chase, Los Angeles ranks number one on … Continue reading

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All-Purpose Pizza

All-Purpose Pizza, web site, 79 Potomac Ave SE, Washington, DC, right by Nationals Stadium, there is also a branch in Shaw, 202-629-1894 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | City Paper … Continue reading

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Himitsu

Himitsu, web site, 828 Upshur St NW, Washington, DC, 202-286-8684 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | WTOP | City Paper | Michelin | Ylp] Japanese tapas, sort of, but eclectic. … Continue reading

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Ananda

Ananda, web site, 7421 Maple Lawn Blvd., Fulton, MD, 301-725-4800. Hard to get to, but it is there! (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | Baltimore Sun | Baltimore Mag | Ylp] Right … Continue reading

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Chloe

Chloe, web site, 1331 Fourth Street SE, Washington, DC, 202-313-7007 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | Michelin | Ylp] I have had many dishes here, and 2/3 were excellent, the … Continue reading

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Quito travel notes

LLapingachos are the way to go: “an Ecuadorian dish of potato patties or thick potato pancakes stuffed with cheese and cooked on a hot griddle until crispy.” Given the landlocked nature of Quito, the seafood — and I don’t just … Continue reading

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