This Week in DC Reviews - February 24, 2006 Archives
This Week in DC Reviews - February 24, 2006
Periodically, we will publish This Week in DC Reviews, a roundup of reviews of DC-area restaurants, with quick links to DC-area restaurant reviews and mentions from the previous seven days in blogs, magazines, and newspapers.
For a roundup of New York City restaurant reviews from NYC food bloggers and media, see This Week in NYC Reviews at A Guy In New York.
- Eve Zibart says Suki Asia is "just about as fast as any other lunch counter around." ... "it is primarily Japanese; sushi is the big draw. It's all fairly mainstream: shrimp, California rolls, spicy tuna rolls, salmon and cream cheese, veggie rolls -- unagi (eel) is as exotic as it gets." ... "some of Suki Asia's best items are usually the least successful at carryouts: the dumplings. The wasabi shumai, eight quite meaty but delicate pieces, are very good and held up well. The vegetable gyoza, prepared in neatly pinched green wrappers like fat snow peas, were even nicer and also traveled remarkably well." ... 1730 Rhode Island Avenue NW, 202-223-1337
- D.C. Foodies says Pizzeria Paradiso in Georgetown is "a much roomier and less crowded space than its older sister in Dupont Circle" ... recommends these appetizers: tuna and white bean salad, and mozzarella with sundried tomatoes and olive oil ... (previous review: OxBlog (TWIR, January 20, 2006)) ... 3282 M Street NW, 202-337-1245 [Washingtonian | NYT | food-plan | WaPo | City Paper | openlist | Gayot]
- Bethesda Rookie says Thyme Square "is a bit of a mess, but they do just enough to redeem themselves, kind of like the pain-in-the-ass friend you just can't write off. The service was barely passable, but the food was great." ... Pumpkin Ravioli "was delicious and rich" ... "Go with low expectations and a small appetite, but try it. You might catch them on a good night and have some terrific food. Oh, and beware the juicer. What a racket." ... 4735 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD, 301-657-9077 [Washingtonian | food-plan | WaPo | City Paper]
- Tarting it Up says leave room for dessert at Two Amys ... "Two Amy's dishes up some of the best, probably *the best*, ice cream we've had in D.C." ... (previous review: A Blog Mainly About Food (TWIR, December 9, 2005)) ...3715 Macomb Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-885-5700 [Washingtonian | WaPo | City Paper | Don Rockwell | openlist | Gayot] ... and liked Woo Lae Oak has "Korean food that both attracts a Korean clientele and is accessible to dorks like me!" ... "the gun man doo, pan fried dumplings [were] A+" ... "You must try this place." ... (previous reviews: Walter Nicholls (TWIR, February 3, 2006), Mary Hager (TWIR, January 6, 2006)) ... web site, 8240 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA, 703-827-7300 [City Paper | Don Rockwell]
- Suburban Tasteland doesn't like the decor at 100 King ... "The main problem with 100 King’s small plates bistro is that Lebanese Taverna already performs at such a high level of execution that it’s well nigh impossible for 100 King to outperform the very restaurants whose success made its existence possible." ... "the true superstar of this meal turned out to be the sauteed shrimp arak. The shrimp were succulent and perfectly infused with the sweet and bitter anise of the arak, and the tartness of the lemon juice. The sauce was so amazing that we greedily sopped it up with our pita." ... web site, 100 King Street, Alexandria, VA, 703-299-0076 [City Paper | Don Rockwell] ... says Don Lobo’s Mexican Grill has "one of the tastiest salsas in town" ... "we always share an order of beef fajitas. The beef is unbelievable" ... "what really makes this meal worth crossing the Key Bridge for are the homemade tortillas" ... web site, 2811 M Street NW, 202-333-0137 [WaPo] ... and has a favorite in Trattoria da Franco ... "zucchini fritte (zucchini strips very lightly fried, served with a savory marinara sauce). This is hands-down one of our favorite Italian appetizers, and Trattoria does a fantastic job" ... "penne amatraciana came perfectly al dente (the pasta is homemade), smothered in a sweet tomato sauce, a liberal addition of diced onion, and its smokiness the result of the wonderful pancetta (Italian bacon)" ... 305 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA, 703-548-9338 [WaPo | City Paper | RestaurantRow | Citysearch]
- Hobnob Blog was not impressed with the food at Tempt Asian ...
- Tom Sietsema gave 2.5 stars to David Craig Bethesda ... oyster stew is "a bowl of warm cream, fat oysters and sweet vegetables that have been minced so finely they look like confetti on the surface of the liquid. The garnish adds not just welcome color to the picture but also contrasting texture: Each silky spoonful of soup yields a delicate crunch." ... the chef's "eye for what looks good together, and for which ingredients flatter one another, is apparent in dish after dish." ... web site, 4924 St. Elmo Avenue, Bethesda, MD, 301-657-2484 [Bethesda Rookie | City Paper | Don Rockwell]
- Le Cuvee Americain: The American Blend ate with friends at i Ricchi ... "the polenta tartufata ai funghi farciti, a nicely done timbale of polenta (think Italian cornmeal mush) scented with truffles and surrounded with sauteed sliced wild mushrooms brightened with splashes of balsamic vinegar. A bright strip of roasted red pepper lay across the top of the polenta as a garnish." ... web site, 1220 19th Street NW, 202-835-0459 [Washingtonian | WaPo | City Paper | Don Rockwell | openlist | Citysearch | Gayot]
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