Happy Little Lamb Hot Pot Eden Center Falls Church VA
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Happy Little Lamb Hot Pot, Falls Church, VA

As the weather gets colder, hot pot is a perfect meal to warm yourself up and indulge in a smorgasbord of soup. The place to go if you're in the DC metro area is Happy Lamb Mongolian Hot Pot, located in Eden Center, which is a hub for Vietnamese food that makes space for other… Continue reading Happy Little Lamb Hot Pot, Falls Church, VA

Sassafras Shade Vineyard White Chambourcin
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Vino Recommendation: White Chambourcin, Sassafras Shade Vineyard

About five years ago, we drove to Virginia's wine country for a day trip. One of the bottles we brought back traveled with us to Fiji, and we finally opened it over the weekend. I wasn't expecting much because we don't temperature control our stored wines, and the humidity of the tropics has not been… Continue reading Vino Recommendation: White Chambourcin, Sassafras Shade Vineyard

BGR Arlington VA
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Fast-Food Find: BGR, Arlington, Virginia

BGR is a fast-food burger chain with locations in a few states and a couple outposts in (surprise, surprise) Kuwait. Judging by the one in Arlington, Virginia, BGR is a winner. It has restaurant-quality burgers. We ordered delivery through DoorDash. While it took patience (the food arrived 50 min. after ordering online), the wait was… Continue reading Fast-Food Find: BGR, Arlington, Virginia

Asahi Courthouse Arlington VA
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Restaurant Review: Asahi, Courthouse, Arlington

We used to live in the Courthouse neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. In recent years, the so-called "Orange Line Corridor" of Arlington has become a hotbed of rentals and real estate, and eateries are now plentiful in the area. For sushi, I recommend Asahi in Courthouse Plaza. I prefer it to Sushi Rock, which gets larger… Continue reading Restaurant Review: Asahi, Courthouse, Arlington

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Smoked Pork Loin and Eggs

I can't really take credit for this dish. I just executed an idea that came up in conversation with one of the vendors at my local farmer's market last weekend. I was chatting with Bev Eggleston, who started the Virginia-based company EcoFriendly Foods. He started talking to me about the smoked pork loin he had,… Continue reading Smoked Pork Loin and Eggs