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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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Shared Plates, Shared Minds: Consuming from a Shared Plate Promotes Cooperation

  Here’s What Happens When Strangers Unexpectedly Eat Together At The Airport   A meal naturally brings people together, but does the way a meal is served and consumed further matter for cooperation between people? This research (n = 1476) … Continue reading

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Quito, Ecuador bleg

I haven’t been for about twenty-five years, so I very much welcome your recommendations on what to do, see, and eat there. And what should one do with a spare day in Guayaquil? I thank you all in advance for … Continue reading

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Port Au Prince

Port Au Prince, web site, 7912 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-565-2006. Closed Fridays, as they are Seventh Day Adventists, slightly unusual hours so check before going. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Washingtonian | Bethesda … Continue reading

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Fahrenheit

Fahrenheit, web site, 1313 Dolley Madison Blvd., you have to enter on Beverly, McLean, VA, 703-646-8968 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | TripAdvisor | Ylp] How come no one reviews this place? The menu is limited, … Continue reading

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Mirabelle

Mirabelle, web site, 900 16th Street MW, Washington, DC, 202-506-3833 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Zagat | WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | Michelin | City Paper | Ylp]   With Charles Philipponnat   Note that the … Continue reading

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Mayura

Mayura, web site 1, web site 2, 10406 Venice Blvd, Culver City, Los Angeles, CA, 310-559-9644 [Google | LA Weekly | TripAdvisor | Ylp] I don’t usually think of LA as a splendid place for Indian food, but in fact … Continue reading

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The sushi restaurant in the D.C. Trump International Hotel

Sushi Nakazawa, web site, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, 202-289-3515 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | Ylp] I offer a mostly sociological review in my latest Bloomberg column. When I went … Continue reading

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