Category Archives: Current Favorites

Xian Gourmet

Xian Gourmet, web site, 316 N Washington St, Rockville, MD, 301-875-1544 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Ylp] Wow. Word is this is from the people who brought you Panda Gourmet in DC. As a Sichuan place, it … Continue reading

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Asian Origin

Asian Origin, web site, 1753 Pinnacle Drive, McLean, VA, very close to Tysons II, 703-448-9988 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Don Rockwell | Ylp] Mostly Sichuan, this is the best Chinese food in Virginia right now. You … Continue reading

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Bistro Aracosia

Bistro Aracosia, web site, 5100 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Washington, DC, 202-363-0400 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | Ylp] One of the best ethnic restaurants in DC, and indeed one of the best … Continue reading

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Maydan

Maydan, web site, 1346 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC, 202-370-3696, dinner only. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Zagat | WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | City Paper | Ylp] Food from the Caucasus, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Moroccan, and … Continue reading

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Menomale

Menomale, web site, 2711 12th St NE, Washington, DC, 202-248-3946 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | City Paper | Ylp | Dan Tallarico] The best pizza around. Neapolitan. Like letters of recommendation, … Continue reading

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Takumi

Takumi, web site, 310 S. Washington Blvd., Falls Church, VA, Rt.29, just west of Rt.7, 703-241-1128. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | NoVA Mag | Ylp | Don Rockwell] This is the best sushi place around, … Continue reading

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Marib

Marib, 6981 Hechinger Drive, Springfield, VA, 703-376-3388, note the larger sign still says “BBQ Delight.” More importantly, this is easier to find than most places in Springfield, easily accessible through Backlick Rd. in Annandale, or 495 or 395. (Metro Trip … Continue reading

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Alborz

Alborz, web site, 8417 Old Courthouse Road, Vienna, VA, 703-288-4500 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [TripAdvisor | zabihah | Ylp] Right now this is the best Persian place around. It’s in some ways a carbon copy of … Continue reading

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Baan Thai

Baan Thai, web site, 1326 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 202-588-5889 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | TripAdvisor | City Paper | Ylp | Don Rockwell] Regional Thai cuisine, from four different parts of the country, … Continue reading

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Nanjing Bistro

Nanjing Bistro, 11213 Lee Highway, Suite C, Fairfax, VA, 703-385-8686 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Ylp] Imagine a whole restaurant devoted to Chinese food as it is found in Nanjing! This place is the real deal. You … Continue reading

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