Outstanding Carry-Out: Sloppy Mama’s BBQ, Arlington, Virginia

I’ve reviewed Sloppy Mama’s earlier after I went there in my capacity as the local representative of the Campaign for Real Barbecue.  You can read the review here.   I was very favorably impressed by everything, especially their pork, which I declared the best in the area.  The closest I came to a criticism was lamenting that, like almost everyone else around here, they only … Continue reading Outstanding Carry-Out: Sloppy Mama’s BBQ, Arlington, Virginia

Blue 44, Washington, DC

I really like Blue 44.  It’s a friendly neighborhood place, only a short walk from our house.  The food is dependably good and fresh.  The menu changes fairly often, but it always contains some standout dishes, including the Bistro Chicken, a half chicken with mushrooms and lardons in a cream sauce with some carrots and potatoes.  Wonderful.  A while back, I organized a monthly lunch … Continue reading Blue 44, Washington, DC

Max McMullen Clark’s Curried Chick Peas

Max McMullen Clark is one of London’s rising young chefs.  Nancy and I know him through our close friendship with his grandparents, Debbie and Jeremy McMullen.  You caught a glimpse of Jeremy, now, alas, deceased, here (scroll down for the glimpse), and, more recently, Debbie was our companion and expert restaurant guide when were in Paris together all too briefly last year.  See here and here. … Continue reading Max McMullen Clark’s Curried Chick Peas

Great Barbecue on Thursdays at the Riverdale Park, Maryland, Farmers Market

The great barbecue is from 2fifty Texas BBQ, which I have reviewed here, and whose quarantine carry-out procedures I’ve detailed here.  The carry-out process is well thought out, careful, safe, and efficient.  And tasty.  This is easily the best barbecue available anywhere in the area, and the brisket is the best for hundreds of miles. The only problem is that for now, their current shop … Continue reading Great Barbecue on Thursdays at the Riverdale Park, Maryland, Farmers Market

I’m Eddie Cano, Washington, DC

UPDATE:  I’m Eddie Cano now deliver dinners via robots! Nancy and I have been eating in during the lockdown for the most part, but we have ordered delivery a couple of times. Most recently, Nancy and I got take-out from I’m Eddie Cano, just down Connecticut Avenue from us. First, ordering and pickup was a breeze. We called just before 6:00, gave our order, and … Continue reading I’m Eddie Cano, Washington, DC

Johnny Longboat’s, Palm Beach Shores, Florida

You can count on beachside restaurants/bars for some things.  They all have cold beer and rum drinks or they go out of business.  After that, it can get pretty iffy.  But sometimes the caterpillar turns into a butterfly, and that’s the case with Johnny Longboat’s. We’ve been going to Marriott’s Ocean Pointe in Palm Beach Shores since March 2010. On our first trip, we tried … Continue reading Johnny Longboat’s, Palm Beach Shores, Florida

Cod and Capers Seafood Marketplace and Cafe, North Palm Beach, Florida

As the name indicates, Cod and Capers is at once a fish market and a seafood restaurant. I love that combination.  There are some combination places on the Gulf Coast and in Southern California, and I’ve posted reviews of Big Water Seafood in Siesta Key and Le Bee Fish in Marco Island, both on the Florida West Coast.  At Cod and Capers, the fish market is … Continue reading Cod and Capers Seafood Marketplace and Cafe, North Palm Beach, Florida

Celebrating Diversity — A Look Back at BBQ4Life, Boise, Idaho

Nancy has been unusually defensive of vegans.  It may have been prompted by my Facebook comment a while back about Podnah’s Pit included what some have taken as a hit against Vegans, to wit “Let’s say you’re in Portland, Oregon, and the last four restaurants you’ve been to were exclusively Vegan.  (It happens there.)  Here’s where you go -“.  It’s possible that my “0% Vegan” … Continue reading Celebrating Diversity — A Look Back at BBQ4Life, Boise, Idaho

Back to Captain Charlie’s Reef Grill, Juno Beach, Florida

After our disappointing meal at Frigate’s, we turned to an old friend.  Many of you will remember that Nancy and I went to Captain Charlie’s with our friends, Joyce Deroy and Willie King back in November, before the Florida season was in full swing.  We were able to saunter right in and get a table for four. Nancy and I went back in February.  We … Continue reading Back to Captain Charlie’s Reef Grill, Juno Beach, Florida

Frigate’s, North Palm Beach, Florida

I had exhausted the appealing barbecue options in Palm Beach County, so Nancy and I turned to Frigate’s, and seafood with a view.  We’d gone to Frigate’s back in November for a latish dinner with our good friends, Joyce Deroy and Willie King.  We sat inside that time, but after dinner we walked across to see the outside seating.  Frigate’s fronts on a street and … Continue reading Frigate’s, North Palm Beach, Florida