This Week in DC Reviews - March 17, 2006 Archives
This Week in DC Reviews - March 17, 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.
This weeks TWIR is lighter than usual because we've been spending a lot of time working as a volunteer on a U10-U15 girls invitational soccer tournament. We apologize if we missed your review, but look for a regular TWIR next week.
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.
- dcfud has "the definitive list of what those insanely crazy eaters in other countries would prefer with their fries" at McDonalds ... and says the decor at Greenfield Churrascaria "can only be described as ‘eighties yacht club’" ... "For a surprisingly high price, each overawed soccer family and aging tourist gets all they can eat Braziliana: A large, lackluster buffet of cold pasta salad, canned corn, and dubious shellfish, and a hot one with traditional Brazilian fare like ‘lasagna’ and ‘oily chicken’." .... mmmmmmm, oily chicken ....web site, 1801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD, 301-881-3397 [Washingtonian | food-plan | WaPo | City Paper]
- Alexandra Greeley says Simply Home is "a case of a restaurant with mistaken identity"... "The Thai takeout/lunch menu is where this restaurant's gems hide" ... web site, 1412 U Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-232-8424 [Washingtonian | City Paper | openlist]
- Suburban Tasteland likes the Taiwanese Hamburger at Bob’s Noodle 66, which "was somewhat sweet, extremely sour, and bursting with cool crispness, owing to the cilantro." ... "The Taiwanese Dry Noodle was equally delicious" ... 305 N. Washington St., Rockville, MD, 301-315-6668 [Tyler Cowen | Washingtonian | WaPo | Gayot | City Paper | Don Rockwell] ... and tried out El Patio ... "the espinaca tortillla was the clear stand-out" ... web site, 12303 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD, 301-231-9225 [Tyler Cowen | Washingtonian | City Paper | openlist | Gayot]
- Gabriella Boston says Thai Square "serves some of the best Thai food in the Washington area" ... "chicken satay is an excellent choice" ... "also liked the sun-dried beef with chili sauce and the steamed pork, chicken and shrimp dumplings" ... "appetizer highlight, however, was the tom kha kai" ... (previous review: Mary Hager (TWIR, December 9, 2005)) ... 3217 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA, 703-685-7040 [Washingtonian | WaPo | City Paper | openlist | Gayot]
- You Gonna Eat All That? had a another dinner at Corduroy ... pheasant with French Lentils: "The skin on the breast piece was crunchy and slightly salted and way too good. The meat was a little on the drier side of being done but not too dry to enjoy." ... "Loin of Venison with a chestnut puree and vegetables [was] nearly fork tender and quite delicious." ... (previous reviews: You Gonna Eat All That? (TWIR, February 17, 2006), A Blog Mainly About Food (TWIR, December 16, 2005)) ... web site, Four Points Hotel, 1201 K Street NW, 202-589-0699 [Washingtonian | WaPo | City Paper | Don Rockwell | openlist | Gayot]
- Tom Sietsema gave 2 stars to Passage to India ... "no sooner do you walk through the door than you're enveloped in a cloud of sweet spices and whisked to a faraway place." ... 4931 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD, 301-656-3373 [Washingtonian | City Paper | Don Rockwell | openlist | Citysearch | Gayot] ... 1.5 stars to Grapeseed ... "a pleasant bistro that serves 80 wines by the glass, bottle or two-ounce taste. Tapas are excellent. Have the fried oysters." ... web site, 4865 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD, 301-986-9592 [Washingtonian | City Paper | openlist | Gayot] ... and 2 stars to Faryab ... "I wish Faryab was a carry-out, so I could minimize my time with the people who work there" ... 4917 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD, 301-951-3484 [TCEDG | Washingtonian | City Paper | openlist | Citysearch | Gayot]
- Le Cuvee Americain: The American Blend had dinner at The Dubliner ... "the Irish oak smoked salmon [was] very pleasant and [had] an excellent texture, flavor, and freshness" ... the "Irish corned beef and cabbage [were] cooked so they were just barely past the al dente stage rather than having been stewed soggy from hours of boiling [although the] very distinct slices were still a bit chewy and required a knife to cut instead of being fork-tender." ... web site, 4 F Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-737-3773 [WaPo | City Paper | openlist | Citysearch | Gayot]
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March 17, 2006 10:07 AM Dining