Category Archives: Virginia

Checheho

Checheho, web site, 5711 Center Lane, Falls Church, VA 22041, 703-341-6555 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | Ylp] The new wave of Ethiopian restaurants in and near West Alexandria is so good it is … Continue reading

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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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Saba restaurant

Saba restaurant, web site, 5820 Seminary Rd, Falls Church, VA, 703-379-0168 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Ylp] Marib in Springfield is still the very best Yemeni restaurant around, but this is probably number two. Especially … Continue reading

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Balo Kitchen

Balo Kitchen, web site, a food stand/restaurant in The Block, 4221 John Marr St., Annandale, VA, 703-942-5076 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Amazon | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | Don Rockwell | NoVA Mag | Ylp] I’ve been … Continue reading

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Calabash African Cuisine and Bar

Calabash African Cuisine and Bar, 514-C S van Dorn, Alexandria, VA (the strip mall with Savio’s visible to the street), 703-823-1333, closed Mondays. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [NoVA Mag | Ylp] The waok ye is especially … Continue reading

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Incredibowl

Incredibowl, web site, 14005 Lee Jackson Highway (Rt.50), just east of Rt.28, Chantilly, VA, 703-631-5888 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Ylp] Where Sichuan Village used to be located. No surprises here, but this is a considerably above … Continue reading

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Silk Road, Uyghur Cuisine

Silk Road, Uyghur Cuisine, web site, 301 S. Washington Blvd., Falls Church, VA, 703-534-3838 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [FCNP | Ylp] The smallest of the Uighur places, and possibly the most authentic, a true mom and … Continue reading

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Taco Bamba Vienna

Taco Bamba Vienna, web site, 164 Maple Ave., Vienna, VA, 703-436-6339, note they open at 8:30 a.m. and thus are a breakfast option. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | Ylp | Zagat] … Continue reading

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Tortas y Tacos La Chiquita

Tortas y Tacos La Chiquita, 2911 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA, 571-970-2824 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Zagat | Arlington Now | City Paper | Ylp] Huaraches Recipe, Mexican Street Food, Antojito Mexicano Formerly an Arlington food truck, … Continue reading

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Esaan Cuisine

Esaan Cuisine, web site, 1307 Old Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA, 703-288-3901 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [TripAdvisor | Don Rockwell | Ylp | McLean Connxn] Another phenomenal northern Virginia restaurant, this one is food from Northeastern … Continue reading

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