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Apr 11, 2011 04:54 PM

The Final Meals.

I am leaving NOVA and the DC metro area. I am full of final meals, but wondering if I am missing anything. What would you have one last time before moving to rural Montana? I have so far been to:

Grace Garden (twice)
Super Pollo (last chicken)
Eden Center (de xao lan and bun bo hue)
Ravi (lamb karahi)
Ray's Hell Burger and Steak
La Caraquena (black bean soup)
La Union (hangover steak and eggs w/ grilled onions and homemade beans)
That weird and awesome Thai counter in the Thai store down by Baileys XR.

I am sure I am missing something where I will be going, doh! I shoulda had that one thing one last time!

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  1. Daing na bangus (marinated milkfish) at Fairfax Inn, closes at 6pm Sleepy Hollow Rd in Seven Corners

    Dumplings At China Bistro.

    Ginger Salad, Myanmar

    Oxtail Brown Stew, Pimento Grill in SE DC (sides of rice with peas and cabbage, carrot lime juice to drink)

    Polori with pickled tamarind sauce, RIta's, DC

    Lemon pepper wings, Oohhs and Aahhs

    Combo corned beef and pastrami at CIty Deli, DC

    Outrageous sandwich: Fuhgeddaboudit at Chutzpah, Fairfax

    And last but not least, one of my favorite meals in the DC area, tandoori chicken and an order of dahi vada (weekends only) at Punjab Dhaba in Falls Church. Once you see their tandoori chicken, you'll know you made the right choice.

    China Bistro
    755 Hungerford Dr, Rockville, MD

    Fairfax Inn Restaurant
    2946 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Falls Church, VA 22044

    Pimento Grill Restaurant
    4405 Bowen Rd SE, Washington, DC 20019

    Punjab Dhaba
    7263 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042

    1 Reply
    1. re: Steve

      Good stuff Steve. I have been wanting to try that milkfish for a long time. Also, the sandwich reminded me I might try and go get one last chivito at Fast Gourmet.


    2. No Bun Cha Hanoi on your list?

      (not at Tay Do, however, it looks as if it changed ownership after the renovation).

      1. If I were leaving here I would need a lot of what you have above plus: one last Italian Store sub, crispy squid and pork knuckle stew at Thai Square, korean bbq. And maybe a Red Rocks pizza.

        Thai Square
        3217 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204

        Italian Store
        3123 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22201

        Red Rock Cafe
        385 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

        1. Chili halfsmoke at Ben's Next Door or Weenie Beanie.

          Kitfo at Etete.

          G-Man sub at Mangialardo's.

          Four piece fish sandwich at Horace & Dickies.

          1lb crabcake sandwich at Sullivan's Seafood.

          Grilled octopus at Cava.

          1942 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

          1. I'd be having pho for breakfast every morning. Can't authoritatively say its the best but I am frequently found at Pho 50 in Loehman's place, rte. 50.

            Pho 50
            7263 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042