Archive | November, 2007


Zaytinya is a Turkish/Greek/Lebanese restaurant with a good bar scene located at 701 9th St. NW in Penn Quarter. Cost – $$ Service – B The wait staff are usually very good at making recommendations and educating first-timers on mezze etiquette. A good waiter will bring your order out in waves to ensure food is […]

Blue Gin

Blue Gin is a club located at 1206 Wisconsin Ave. in Georgetown. Cost – $$$ Service – B I have gone there with people who knew the doorman and one of them used to work there, so that has probably tainted my experience at the place. I’ve never really had a problem though. Food – […]

Aroma Company

The Aroma Company is a small bar/club located at 3417 Connecticut Ave. in Cleveland Park. Cost – $$ Service – B Aroma is a neighborhood place that doesn’t get ridiculous so you don’t have to deal with cranky bar tenders. At the same time it can sometimes be a struggle to get a drink. Particularly […]

Georgetown Billiards

Georgetown Billiards is a pool hall located at 3251 Prospect St. NW. Cost – $$ Service – B+ Billiards is one of the few places I’ve visited in my entire life that has cool doormen. That, and the server is pretty damn cool as well. Considering they have to deal with snotty Georgetown kids constantly, […]

Nick’s Riverside Grill

Nick’s Riverside Grill is a restaurant and bar located on the waterfront in Georgetown. Cost – $$ Service – D Rude doormen and shitty bartenders who seem like they blow lines in the bathroom. What’s not to like? Unless things have changed in the past year or so, the service is as bad as it […]

Salon Bleu

Salon Bleu is a high-end salon located in Tysons Galleria in McLean, Virginia. The salon is home to some of DC’s top stylists and colorists. In 2004, it was voted the top salon in DC according to the Washington Post’s Reader’s Choice awards. Cost – $$$ It is a tad bit pricey but well worth […]

Rock Creek Restaurant Bethesda

Rock Creek Restaurant is located at 4917 Elm St. in Bethesda, MD. There is actually another Rock Creek Restaurant in Mazza Gallery but I’m going to review that one independently because the two are so different. Cost – $$$ Service – A I couldn’t have asked for anything more. My server was the nicest guy […]

Irish Times

Irish Times is a pub located at 14 F St. NW in Washington, DC. Some people like it but I think it is so bland and boring that I hesitate to even write about it, if not for the fact that I want to save you from a bland and boring experience. Cost – $$ […]

Nam-Viet Pho 79

I happen to live near Cleveland Park so whenever I get that MSG-infused hankering for pho I normally hike straight down to Nam-Viet.  Nam-Viet is actually a chain of Vietnamese restaurants located in Arlington, Alexandria and Cleveland Park and on Sundays I’ve heard the Arlington location is one of the busiest restaurants in the city. […]