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East Pearl - Washingtonian got it right

Mister Big Aug 6, 2012 05:53 AM

http://www.washingtonian.com/restaura...

Delicious but loud.

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    Pappy Aug 7, 2012 09:01 AM

    WARNING: No beer

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      piafoodie Sep 7, 2012 09:38 AM

      Can you bring your own?

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        DanielK Sep 7, 2012 10:40 AM

        No BYO allowed in Montgomery County.

    2. Terrie H. Aug 7, 2012 10:23 AM

      I've posted that the food was delicous, but the restaurant is truly SO loud. Not just for me and my guest, but even the waitress had to lean across our table to just try and talk to us. She tried to explain that they wanted to be a "hip" place and that "Chinese people like the noise". A "hip" bar isn't the same as a great little restaurant in Rockville.

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        dining with doc Aug 7, 2012 07:56 PM

        the food is great
        it is loud but who cares
        no booze
        been there twice and everything we have ordered has been special but my fav so far has been the shrimp and black mushroom dumplings in both the broth as well as in the spicey sauce. could eat that for 3 meals a day!

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          Terrie H. Sep 5, 2012 12:46 PM

          I care if it's loud. Lots of people care if it's loud. It's great that you don't care, but a lot of us do.

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            dining with doc Sep 5, 2012 06:26 PM

            Then don't go. One less person in line which last weekend had at least 20 people standing outside.

        2. KWagle Aug 18, 2012 12:33 AM

          The braised pig skin does sound interesting.

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            MoCoMe Sep 10, 2012 04:09 AM

            Thanks for the link. I've been meaning to go,but never did. Now I know I miust get there soon!
            I've going to suggest a group outing there to the folks whose email addresses I have.

            Seema

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              GraydonCarter Sep 10, 2012 02:00 PM

              I had the same impulse when I read "braised pig skin"

              1. re: MoCoMe
                KWagle Sep 10, 2012 11:01 PM

                I'll be in the area at the end of the month. Let me know when you pick a date (my email is in my profile.)

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