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Taco Bamba Vienna

Taco Bamba Vienna, web site, 164 Maple Ave., Vienna, VA, 703-436-6339, note they open at 8:30 a.m. and thus are a breakfast option. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | Ylp | Zagat] … Continue reading

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Tortas y Tacos La Chiquita

Tortas y Tacos La Chiquita, 2911 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA, 571-970-2824 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Zagat | Arlington Now | City Paper | Ylp] Huaraches Recipe, Mexican Street Food, Antojito Mexicano Formerly an Arlington food truck, … Continue reading

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Esaan Cuisine

Esaan Cuisine, web site, 1307 Old Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA, 703-288-3901 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [TripAdvisor | Don Rockwell | Ylp | McLean Connxn] Another phenomenal northern Virginia restaurant, this one is food from Northeastern … Continue reading

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ABC Canteen

ABC Canteen, web site, 9528 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA, 703-865-0377 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Fairfax Times | TripAdvisor | FCNP | Ylp] The best tacqueria near my home, note it also serves fish and chips (OK), … Continue reading

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Skopje notes

… The earthquake of 1963 is mentioned fairly often; it destroyed about 80 percent of the city. Mother Teresa was born in Skopje, and there is a museum in her honor. A good day trip from Skopje is the St. … Continue reading

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Little Viet Garden

Little Viet Garden, web site, 6783 Wilson Blvd., Falls Church, VA, 703-532-1069 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | TripAdvisor | Arl Mag | Ylp] An offshoot of the quite good, Viet Garden, this place feels a … Continue reading

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Is there a restaurant bubble?

Mostly not, here is a good article by Maura Judkis. Here is part of the chat with me: What’s happening is something that some restaurateurs may not want to hear: Competition in an already-tough business is getting even tougher. Cowen … Continue reading

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Shenyang bleg

Not too long from now, I’ll be in Shenyang, formerly known as Mukden, and largest city of Liaoning province. It is also the largest city in China’s Northeast. What should I do there, and what/where should I eat? What else … Continue reading

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Q by Peter Chang

Q by Peter Chang, web site, 4500 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD, 240-800-3722 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Zagat | Washingtonian | DonRockwell | Ylp] What’s the point of a review? Your visit here will be all … Continue reading

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A safety net we all can stand behind

While food security has increased in importance globally, the availability of cheap and nutritious meals at hawker centres is particularly central to Singaporean life. The hawker stalls that serve up traditional favourites such as char kway teow* and Hokkien mee … Continue reading

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