Category Archives: Maryland

Lessons from the Washington, D.C. dining scene

Can One Chef’s Approach to Global Fine Dining Catch on in Washington D.C.? Contrary to what many people will insist, it’s now possible to eat excellent Mexican food, including tacqueria-style tacos, in D.C., Northern Virginia and nearby Maryland. But this … 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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Distinct Taste

Distinct Taste, web site, another web site, 617 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD, 301-987-0800 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google+ | Ylp] What a weird restaurant! No one seems to go here, and when I called for … Continue reading

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Yu Zhou Café

Yu Zhou Café, web site, 576 N Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD, 301-330-9808 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | TripAdvisor | Ylp] This is a strange but also excellent place. The clientele is Latino and Chinese, and … Continue reading

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Chettinadu Indian Cuisine

Chettinadu Indian Cuisine, web site, 15124 N. Frederick Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-251-8991 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Ylp] Get the goat soup, the chettinadu naattukozhi varuval (chicken in a tamil dark sauce, a real knockout), … Continue reading

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Kingsway Café of Laurel

Kingsway Café of Laurel, web site, 13919 Baltimore Ave., Laurel, MD, 240-294-4144 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | TripAdvisor | Ylp] Full of charm and good humor, this is one of the few Nigerian places around. … Continue reading

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North West Chinese Food

North West Chinese Food, 7313-E Baltimore Ave., College Park, MD, 240-714-4473, very close to University of Maryland. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Ylp] I really enjoyed my meal here, because I love this cuisine and it is … Continue reading

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Café Azul – Caracas de Ayer

Café Azul – Caracas de Ayer, web site (old web site), (on Route 1, intersection of Baltimore Ave. & Longfellow St.) 4423 Longfellow St., Hyattsville, MD, 301-209-0049, they close early so check. NB: the web site claims they will be … Continue reading

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Curry Leaf

Curry Leaf, web site, 13919 Baltimore Ave #4, Laurel, Maryland, 301-497-2017, a bit north on 95, they are often closed for part of the mid-afternoon. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | Ylp … Continue reading

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Urban Butcher

Urban Butcher, web site, 8226 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-585-5800 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | City Paper | Ylp | Don Rockwell] Charcuterie, plus the kind of things … Continue reading

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