Let us know in the comments and we’ll feature some of your restaurant recommendations (and favorite dishes) in next week’s post.
If you need inspiration, look to last week’s reviews, which were posted below — in the mix is a versatile Latin food truck, a comfy Leesburg, Va. haunt and a Michel Richard venture that leaves Tom Sietsema wanting more
I didn’t actually make it out to a restaurant last weekend, but I’ll definitely have some dispatches next week of my birthday dinner. The venue is TBD, but I’m thinking Mexican. If anyone has recommendations, please leave them in the comments!
Last week’s reviews:
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Where: 624 E St. NW., Washington, DC 20004
Tom Sietsema says: “The meatballs I've tried have been inconsistent: sometimes dense, sometimes pasty in the center, sometimes mute. They miss the texture that develops when meat is seared or caramelized. ”
Where: Around Washington, DC. Check @ChupacabraDC on Twitter for locations.
Rina Rapuano says: “Our favorite is the same as [Matt] DiGangi's: the vegan pumpkin ($2.50 each) tacos, graced with cumin-scented pumpkin, sweet potato, outstanding tequila beans and crunchy pumpkin seeds.”
Where: 203 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg, VA 20175
Fritz Hahn says: “Try the Barn Yard ‘Au Jus’: Two slices of Parmesan ciabatta bread can barely contain chunks of smoky brisket and flavorful slow-roasted pork, all bound together by a blanket of tangy, melted provolone and caramelized onions. A bowl of the meat's juice is provided for dipping. It's as amazing and messy as it sounds.”
Where: 11 N. King St., Leesburg, VA 20176
Fritz Hahn says: “Grab a seat, order bacon-wrapped shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes topped with jalapenos, shrimp and cheese, or one of the huge house salads, and pretend you're on vacation.”
In the spirit of foodie-ism, you might want to check out this gift roundup from The Post’s food team — great finds for the foodie in your life.
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