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how did i miss "slade's" closing in tyson's?

alkapal Jul 17, 2009 05:16 AM

when did this happen? i liked slade's for a break from the hectic mall!

(did i just miss the thread? i *did* a search).

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    Ericandblueboy RE: alkapal Jul 17, 2009 06:16 AM

    As far as I can tell, its replacement isn't that much different. You can always go to TGIF (or is Tuesday's?) by the new food court. If I had to eat in a restaurant in the mall, I'd probably go to La Sandia.

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      discojing RE: Ericandblueboy Jul 17, 2009 08:08 AM

      la sandia is horrible. i'd rather go to Brio (you can dishes off the menu and they'll make them for you), Gordon Biersch, or Coastal Flats.

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        Meg RE: Ericandblueboy Jul 17, 2009 10:01 AM

        What replaced Slades?

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          Ericandblueboy RE: Meg Jul 17, 2009 11:02 AM

          I think it's called Norton's American Bar & Grill. The name Norton reminds me of a Eddie Murphy joke.

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        ciaoda RE: alkapal Jul 20, 2009 11:17 AM

        I also like the pizza and sandwiches at the old italian restaurant in Tysons near Lord & Taylor....

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          DCDeb RE: ciaoda Jul 20, 2009 05:50 PM

          Yes, Luciano's. Good stuff. Great calzones and meatballs.

          Luciano Italian Restaurant
          1961 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA

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            Plankwalker RE: DCDeb Jul 24, 2009 12:21 PM

            Ah ... Luciano's. In fact, that is the only business at Tyson's that has been there since the beginning. I remember getting pizza there when I was in high school in the late 70's!

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          nickdanger RE: alkapal Jul 20, 2009 01:31 PM

          About 4 months ago, it just disappeared, with no notice. Used to go to the one in Montgomery Mall before it closed years ago, and Tyson's was the only one left. Liked the grileed chicken and grilled tuna salad. Decent dressings as well. Menu was a rip-off of Houston's, with significantly lower prices. I don't think there was any CH mention. Last time I was at Tyson's the repacement was not there.
          see link: http://washingtondc.menupages.com/res...

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            wristband RE: nickdanger Jul 20, 2009 02:38 PM

            Nortons is Slades reincarnated. Same waiters & kitchen staff, same pleasant attitude, similar menu with similar pleasing results. Plus, 25% off for lunch ordered before noon. I have been back ten+ times since it reopened and been really pleased.

            I loved Slades and was disappointed to see it go under. The floor manager of Slades drummed up investors and took over the space with most of the cheerful staff from Nepal.

            BTW, Sandia is terrible - all the charm of eating in an airport hanger with lousy overpriced food. Went once and have never gone back. Nortons/Slades offers reasonably priced fresh food with menu options for everyone. Kinda of a mini-me version of Houstons or Sweetwater but definitely large steps up from TGIF and its not a chain.

            I like their salmon, grilled chicken, grilled burgers, steak salad etc. Plus, they always are happy to accomodate my request for a side of steamed or grilled veggies. If you have tired of the other Tyson spots, I would recommend trying Norton's.

            I agree - the name also reminds me of Eddie Murphy or Art Carney.

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              nickdanger RE: wristband Jul 22, 2009 12:14 PM

              This may encourage me to try the place again, as it was a favorite of my family (me ? meh!) Do you know who the investors are behind it?

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                wristband RE: nickdanger Jul 24, 2009 11:42 AM

                Don't know who put up the money. Chowhounds distressed at Slades' closing?!?

                The person who put together the deal and reopened the restuarant was the key manager at Slades. He knows the business and always makes a point of being on the floor to make sure the quality stays up. He is working hard, putting in long hours, his wife is a server, both trying to keep Norton's going during the tough summer months and recession.

                Hope they make it. N deserves my patronage. I'm glad the Slades-ish menu, service and chow have been restored in the same old snug spot.

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                mnadel RE: wristband Jul 22, 2009 03:48 PM

                Thanks for this report. I loved Slades and will look forward to trying Norton's.

                Slades actually began as a knockoff of Houston's. I believe there was litigation at one point.

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