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New in DC.....Bis

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Jim Zurer Dec 27, 1998 11:10 PM

We ate at Bis last week and enjoyed it very much.
From the owners of Vidalia, Bis is a hip
French/American bistro with excellent food--
sweetbreads, mussels, steak frites, etc., a nice all-
French wine list with some good selections in the high
teens and low $20 range, and a snazzy decor in the new
George Hotel, close to Union Station on F Street.

Highly recommended.

Jim Zurer
Washington DC

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    Jessica RE: Jim Zurer Dec 28, 1998 09:54 AM

    I have not eaten at Bis yet, but I LOVE Vidalia and
    wanted to put in yet another good word for it! I'm from
    DC (now living in Brooklyn but DC is always "home" -
    don't know what that says about me psychologically) and
    I just returned from the nation's capital. The breads
    they serve are delicious, and the decor and
    Pottery Barn-type dishes are pleasantly cheery.

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      Jim Zurer RE: Jessica Dec 28, 1998 01:11 PM

      Actually, I am not a big fan of Vidalia...I find many
      of the dishes on the "sweet" side--but that is a
      question of personal taste. (I don't like most of the
      recipes in the Silver Palate for that reason.)

      However, my favorite restaurant in DC (perhaps in the
      world) is Kinkead's; have you eaten there?

      Hope you get to Bis before long.

      Jim Zurer
      Washington DC

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        Jessica RE: Jim Zurer Dec 29, 1998 09:09 AM

        Yes, Jim, I've been to Kinkead's. Ooh, yum. It was
        quite some time ago - I had salmon in a mustardy sauce.
        There was spinach involved, and frizzled leeks, too.
        Very tasty, as I recall.

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        Gary Cheong RE: Jessica Dec 28, 1998 07:29 PM

        I was just in DC in the beginning of December. Was
        really glad I managed to eat at bis. I'm in full
        agreement with Jim Zurer -- I liked the food a lot.
        New kitchen just needs a little more time to find its
        groove.

        I'm with you on Vidalia. Love it. I never leave DC
        without eating a meal at Vidalia.

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