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Review of Evo Bistro in McLean, VA

I gave Evo Bistro four out of five stars when I first reviewed French/Algerian Tapas and Wine place in November 2010, and if anything it has grown on me. Evo Bistro 1313 Old Chain Bridge Rd McLean, VA 22101 (703) 288-4422 We absolutely love Evo Bistro for tapas and wine. Our wallets are reluctant to […]

Review of Tipicos Los Amigos in Sterling, VA

I gave Tipicos Los Amigos four out of five stars when I first reviewed the Papusaria in June of 2010, and again when I updated in November of 2010, and stand by that rating today. Tipicos Los Amigos 46950 Community Plz Sterling, VA 20164 (571) 434-0060 Excellent and very cheap papusas that are sometimes HUGE […]

Review of Kora in Crystal City, Arlington, VA

I gave Kora two out of five stars when I reviewed it on November 26th, 2010. I have not been back. Kora 2250-B Crystal Dr Arlington, VA 22202 (571) 431-7090 Horribly disappointing is the summary. Wish there was a 1.5 stars you could click… We were sold a bill of goods, told it would be […]

Review of Sahara Restaurant & Lounge, Sterling, VA

I gave Sahara Restaurant & Lounge four out of five stars when I first reviewed the restaurant on June 2nd, 2010; and I stand by that today. Sahara Restaurant & Lounge 46950 Community Plz Sterling, VA 20164 (703) 421-8252 Excellent Tabouleh that is very heavy on the parsley and tomatoes, and light on the onions […]

Review of Blue Ridge Seafood Restaurant, Gainesville, VA

I gave Blue Ridge Seafood Restaurant four out of five stars when I reviewed them on January 13th, 2010; and I stand by that today. Blue Ridge Seafood Restaurant 15704 Lee Hwy Gainesville, VA 20155 (703) 754-9852 This dive is an essential addition to local food. Warm, friendly, run-down building with picnic tables, butcher block […]

Review of Foster’s Grille in Haymarket, VA

I generously gave Foster’s Grille in Haymarket, VA four stars out of five on January 13th, 2010. Foster’s Grille (hamburger establishment) 4432 Costello Way Haymarket, VA 20169 (571) 261-5959 Foster’s usual excellent burgers at this location, but extra special is the local staff who will enthusiastically fry up onions and mushrooms for my wife who […]

Computer Literacy Bookstore turned Indian Restaurant

I attended Sun Microsystem’s DC area reveal of the brand new Java and dancing Duke mascot at a Computer Literacy bookstore in the late 1990s… I just had lunch in the same spot which is now an Indian restaurant called Bombay Tandoor. Memories are funny things, I could actually still see (in my imagination) the […]

Stepping back from La Belle for a bit

We made the announcement at the Winter Gathering, and Erci and I will be less active in La Belle Compagnie for the time being. We’ve been a bit overloaded. We are going downtown to see the Staffordshire Anglo-Saxon Gold Hoard at National Geographic with fellow La Belle members today, and we will still be involved […]

Egads, more than a month since my last post…

Clearly I have been a little overwhelmed by life lately, and that has been both good and bad… Trivial little updates and one liners are so easy on that mixed blessing/curse of Facebook that I am afraid I have neglected more thoughtful writing here. I will try to catch up a little for those who […]

Virginia General Elections November 8th

In just nine days every registered Virginia voter will be able to cast ballots in the first state-wide general election since redistricting from the 2010 United States Census. Remember to check with the board of elections to find out your ballot before you vote so you have time to research your choices, or lack thereof. […]