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My Conversation with Mark Miller

Mark is the most brilliant food mind I have met, here is the opening summary: Mark Miller is often called the founder of modern southwestern cuisine, but his unique anthropological approach to food has led him to explore cuisines in … Continue reading

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What should I ask Mark Miller?

I’ll be interviewing Mark soon, at a private venue, no public event, but for eventual release in the Conversations with Tyler series. Here is a short bio of Mark. He is credited as being the founder of modern Southwestern cuisine, … Continue reading

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Elephant Jumps – Update

Elephant Jumps, web site, Thai food in Merrifield, 8110 A Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA, 22042, 703-942-6600, in the Yorktowne Center, more on Gallows than Route 50 (it is in the northwest corner of the Center, which sits on the … Continue reading

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Silk Road Choyhona

Silk Road Choyhona, web site, 28 Bureau Street, Gaithersburg, MD, 301-330-5262 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Bill & Elena | zabihah | ylp | Don Rockwell] The best Uzbekistan restaurant in this entire area! And … Continue reading

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“Which Sources Do Readers Trust for Restaurant Commentary? The Ts Have It.”

OK, if Zagat’s time is over, as Y&H argues in tomorrow’s cover story, where do you turn for reliable commentary and ratings on restaurants? Yelp? Chowhound? Urban Spoon? DonRockwell? Or some other outlet? I don’t think we’ve reached any sort … Continue reading

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Every meal counts

ETHNIC DINING TALK: Tuesday, October 30, Tyler Cowen, author of “Discover Your Inner Economist,” discusses “Every Meal Counts: How to Get the Best Food Possible in Washington, DC” and signs his book. Books will be for sale. Free entry. 6:30 … Continue reading

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Hijole Restaurant

Hijole Restaurant, 11280 James Swart Circle, Fairfax, VA, near Fair Oaks Mall, 703-278-7933 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) A reader tells me this one is not bad, though I am suspicious of the fact that they have … Continue reading

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Ravi Kabob II (Kabab Masala, Jumeira Kabob & Grill)

Ravi Kabob II (Kabab Masala, Jumeira Kabob & Grill), 297 S. Van Dorn Street, Alexandria, VA, 703-751-2500 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Yelp] I love Ravi Kabob I, and this is just as good. Not easy to … Continue reading

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Ceiba

Ceiba, web site, 701 14th Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-393-3983 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | WaPo (cocktails) | City Paper | food-plan | openlist | Yelp | Gayot] Pan-Latin, by Jeff Tunks of D.C. Coast … Continue reading

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Cafe 15/Butterfield 9 — CLOSED

Cafe 15, web site, Sofitel Lafayette Square Hotel, 806 15th Street NW, Washingotn, DC, 202-737-8800 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | The Hill | WaPo | City Paper | openlist | Gayot] Update: this place is … Continue reading

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