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Choong Man Chicken

Choong Man Chicken, web site, 9528 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA, 703-772-0072 – also in Centreville and Annandale (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | Ylp] An order of magnitude better than … Continue reading

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Timber Pizza Co.

Timber Pizza Co., web site, 809 Upshur St. NW, Washington, DC, closed weekday lunch, opens at 5, but open 8-1 for breakfast on weekends, no reservations. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Washingtonian | … Continue reading

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Mama Chang

Mama Chang, web site, 3251 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA, 703-268-5556. So far they are open for lunch only Friday through Sunday, and reservations for large parties only. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Washingtonian | … Continue reading

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Ghent travel notes

Ghent is one of the loveliest small- to mid-sized cities in Europe, perhaps lucky to have never received UNESCO World Heritage status, unlike Bruges. Ghent was one of the earliest seats of the continental Industrial Revolution, through textiles, and the … Continue reading

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Yu Noodles Café

Yu Noodles Café, web site, 9 Dawson Ave., Rockville, MD, 301-978-7693 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Don Rockwell | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | Ylp] Small menu, cozy, mom and pop, mostly in the Sichuan/Chongqing direction. … Continue reading

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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 notesChengdu blegQuito travel notesQuito, Ecuador blegNashville notes

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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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