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Archive forJune, 2014

Steaks and burgers are not unique to Arlington. What we do have in Arlington is what I believe to be the region’s best steaks and burgers. Those are the product of a local restaurateur, Michael “Ray” Landrum. He currently has three different restaurants in Arlington where you can get his signature steaks, fantastic burgers, or […]


June 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Pho is something I grew up eating; my mother has been making it for as long as I can remember. Pho is a beef noodle soup that originated in Northern Vietnam. It is made from slow simmered beef bones with roasted onion and warming spices. It is prepared by placing various cuts of beef over […]


June 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The DC metro area is one of the country’s largest concentrations of Salvadoran Americans. These people brought a lot of great food. The area is sprinkled with Salvadorian, Salvadorian-Mexican, and Salvadoran-Tex-Mex restaurants, though they are not always billed that way. Whichever of the restaurants you go to, look out for pupusas. Pupusas are thick corn […]


June 27, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Northern Virginia is home to some of the best Ethiopian food in the country with a few restaurants spread around the area. Ethiopian food is not just good, it is an experience. The food consists of well-seasoned meat and vegetable dishes that are served on a slightly sour spongy flatbread called injera. The injera soaks […]

Half Smokes

June 26, 2014 | Leave a Comment

I am pretty sure half smoke sausages are exclusive to this region. Half smokes (as they are known) are similar to a hot dog but bigger and better. They are made from course ground beef, pork, or a blend half and half. The meat is blended with spices and they may or may not actually […]

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