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Truong Tien

Truong Tien, web site, 6763 Wilson Blvd., Falls Church, VA, Eden Center, inside the mall, the back end far from the road, 703-216-2868 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Reddit] The best Vietnamese place … Continue reading

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Joon

Joon, web site, 8045 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, VA (in that strip mall right next to the Tiffany’s), 571-378-1390 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Washingtonian | Washington Post | Arlington Mag] One of the very best … Continue reading

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Amazon drivers’ urine packaged as energy drink, sold on Amazon

The drink had all the hallmarks of a beverage sensation. Striking design, bold font, and the punchy name Release. But inside, each bottle was filled with urine allegedly discarded by Amazon delivery drivers and collected from plastic bottles by the … Continue reading

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La Tingeria

La Tingeria, 626 S Washington St, Falls Church, VA 571-378-1593 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Washingtonian | Restaurantji] Hey, this place is really good! Maybe the Mexican of choice in NoVa right now (Fall 2023)? … Continue reading

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Chaatwala

Chaatwala, web site, 1050 Elden St., Herndon, VA, 888-504-9666 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Restaurantji] Mumbai snacks, this place really “sings.” Downright yummy, excellent Indian sandwiches too. Don’t expect a normal menu of curries, this … Continue reading

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Sari Filipino Kusina

Sari Filipino Kusina, web site, 6920 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA, 571-395-4055 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Washingtonian | Roadtrippers | NoVA Mag] An excellent choice for Filipino food, even if you think you don’t much … Continue reading

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Grand Cata at Mosaic

Grand Cata at Mosaic, web site, 8298 Glass Alley Unit 100, Fairfax, VA, 571-378-0684. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google] Chilean and Argentinean, in part a shop for fine wine but excellent food as well. The best … Continue reading

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How to eat well in Sri Lanka

Food here is excellent, but eating well involves some counterintuitive advice. For one thing, there are few “undiscovered gems” along the roadways. It is just not a thing here, and several Sri Lanka residents have confirmed this to me (one … Continue reading

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What could be more self-recommending than this?

Fuchsia Dunlop, Invitation to a Banquet: The Story of Chinese Food. Due out in November. Originally posted on Marginal Revolution – click to see comments and suggestions. Related Posts:*The Food of Sichuan,* by Fuchsia DunlopShi Miaodao Yunnan Rice NoodleCafe China … Continue reading

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Agglomeration externalities from restaurants

We estimate agglomeration externalities in Milan’s restaurant sector using the abolition of a unique regulation that restricted where restaurants could locate. In 2005, Milan abolished a minimum distance requirement that had kept the number of establishments artificially constant across neighborhoods. … Continue reading

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