Category Archives: Virginia

Follow Up for Desi Bethak

Desi Bethak, web site, 8000 Haute Court, Springfield, VA, 703-337-2448 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | zabihah | Ylp] Original review here. I had never had the pepper chicken here, a wok dish, and one of … Continue reading

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Mim’s Food

Mim’s Food, web site, 9990 Main St., Fairfax, VA (next to Curry Mantra), 703-261-6566, opens at noon. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | TripAdvisor | NoVA Mag | Ylp] Uyghur, a small number of dishes, but … Continue reading

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Will Covid-19 expose the ghost firms?

That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one excerpt: Demand for in-restaurant dining is likely to fall as well, though estimates vary. Since the average small business carries less than a month’s worth of liquid reserves, … Continue reading

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King of Koshary

King of Koshary, web site, 5515 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA, 571-317-7925 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | TripAdvisor | zabihah | Reddit | Arlington Now | Ylp] Excellent fish dishes, from Alexandria (Egypt) and elsewhere. Very … Continue reading

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A Taste of Burma

A Taste of Burma, web site, 126 Edds Lane, Sterling, VA, 703-444-8511 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | Ylp] (Previous review (2006)) Excellent place, maybe the best Burmese around? As usual, in … Continue reading

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Balagger Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar

Balagger Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar, web site, Build America Plaza, 3813E S. George Mason Dr, F, Falls Church, VA, you have to go around the back, usually they open at 10 a.m. and close at 2 a.m., soccer on the … Continue reading

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Nazret Ethiopia Resturant

Nazret Ethiopia Resturant, web site, 3821 S George Mason Dr D, Falls Church, VA, 703-347-9911 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | TripAdvisor | Ylp] Now plausibly considered the best Ethiopian restaurant around, they have the freshest … Continue reading

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El Habanero Tacqueria

El Habanero Tacqueria, FB, 7321 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA, 571-378-0185 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Ylp] I was happy right off the bat when the chips and salsa were decent. The fried mojarra (trout) … Continue reading

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Sloppy Mama’s Barbecue and Catering

Sloppy Mama’s Barbecue and Catering, web site, 5731 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA, 703-269-2718, closed Mondays. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Arlington Now | Washingtonian | Trip Advisor | Ylp] A more authentic barbecue joint than … Continue reading

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Desi Bethak

Desi Bethak, web site, 8000 Haute Court, Springfield, VA, 703-337-2448 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | zabihah | Ylp] Egads, what a place! It looks like a little shack in a forlorn part of Springfield, Springfield … Continue reading

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