Category Archives: Food

Restaurant Review: Founding Farmers

I delayed a visit to Founding Farmers for nearly eight years until I learned about its crown-jewel dinner entree: a slab of chicken fried steak served with a donut. A friggin’ donut for dinner. Goin’ once, twice … sold! Founding Farmers is another … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Mad Fox Brewery

Mad Fox Brewery, you had me at “hello.” The wife and I recently gathered with The Goat and his lady for Sunday brunch, which provided a hearty, satisfying, and greasy salve for their hungover bodies. Mad Fox has two locations, … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Marble and Rye

I love whiskey. I also love alliteration, which makes Whiskey Wednesdays at Marble & Rye in Arlington doubleplusgood. This Columbia Pike neighborhood location supplanted the locally beloved RedRocks pizza joint in late November and boasted two big-ticket items on the Chairman’s goody-goody list: whiskey and wood-fired … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Texas Jack’s Barbecue

A few months ago I asked my BBQ muse, The Goat (a former resident of Texas) what he thought of D.C. favorite Hill Country. He replied, “Oh, that’s dog food.” Fair enough, I thought. Like Caine in “Kung Fu,” my search … Continue reading

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Dangerously Delicious Pies

Chairman does pies, not cakes or puddings. Hence the wife’s visit to Dangerously Delicious, a D.C. pie joint that has made area foodie nerds hyperventilate with delight. The below pie welcomed me into my kitchen on my birthday weekend several … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of BBQ

Eat me. I hesitated. I licked my lips. My hands shook like a bad metaphor in the gentle breeze. I lined my lap with paper towels. It could get messy … very messy. I looked around and saw a wood carving of … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Sushi Rock

Step inside Sushi Rock in Arlington and your pulse quickens from the rock ‘n’ roll blaring from corner speakers. There’s a lot of red and black, with drumsticks (percussion, not chicken) lining the mirrored backsplash of the bar. The servers … Continue reading

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