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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

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    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

            1. Crispy squid and homestyle kung pao at Joe's Noodle House
              Peking Duck at Peking Gourmet
              Double steak and cheese sub at Mario's
              Crab cakes and oysters at Faidley's
              Eden Center-the whole magilla
              Meiwand Kabob
              The G-Man at Mangialardo's

              Joe's Noodle House
              1488 Rockville Pike Ste C, Rockville, MD 20852

              1. Hunan Taste in Catonsville.

                Possibly Sichuan Pavilion in Rockville, though nothing jumps out at me as an absolute must have, as opposed to HT where about a dozen things are in that category.

                Hopefully food isn't as important to you as it us to me. If I were leaving for rural anything my last meal would have to cause it to be literally my last meal.

                Hunan Taste
                718 N Rolling Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228

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                1. re: KWagle

                  It is pretty important to us. I have been starting my research to learn to make things myself. I know there are the impossible like GG's fish noodles or de xao lan, but I can do pho, kim chee, some of the more simple stuff. I am also looking forward to a more garden to table approach as well. And lastly, there is the internet, so when I need fish sauce (and my case runs out) I can order it.

                  1. re: sekelmaan

                    And if you make friends there is likely to be a bevy of great, tasty lean meats that could come your way and trout. I will envy your view out your window. I love Montana.

                2. Not a meal, but cocktails at PS7s or PX.

                  PS7 Restaurant
                  777 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001