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musings on recent dining around town

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musings on recent dining around town

rumdrinks | Feb 1, 2006 03:29 PM

I'm slightly bored at work this fine day and so, you guys are stuck, if you chose to read, with the product of my boredom - a little bit about my latest bites.

2 weeks ago we enjoyed a very bizzaro evening upstairs at Fuji Mountain on Chestnut near 20th. A friend's bday celebration led us there, complete with karaoke and sushi. The sushi was, at best, unremarkable, if not worse (which I ought not print). The bartender at the bar on the 2nd floor (or "2nd and a half floor") was nice even though drinks were heavily priced (and only heavily poured if we smiled nicely).

Dinner recently at the Capital Grille featured a very unthrilling sirloin steak - cooked perfect temp (medium rare) and it was just blah. Service at the Cap Grille is always good.

Enjoyed my first ever pho in chinatown at Hoa Viet on, um, Race, think. I ordered beef lemongrass pho or somethin'. Beef was wonderfully flavored, slightly fatty. As I had never had pho before and have nothing to compare it to, so: I liked it. I'd get it again. Fried springrolls served with mint and lettuce reminded me of my first vietnamese spring rolls in ...paris (yes, paris).

Have had two dinners at our favorite joint, Society Hill Hotel. A small bite last week of seared scallops with a shrimp salsa (forget the real description) was fantastic, tho scallops a touch overdone. And last night - at Society Hill, featured a hangar steak with parmesan potato gratin and (dandelion??) greens with chanterelles or shiitakes. Hangar steak rocked - it was cooked as rare as could be (per my liking and request) and it was fantastic. Greens were hardly wilting and lightly stirred with the mushrooms and thinly sliced scallions. Boyfriends mussels were good - steamed with white wine and sausage, which was more like kielbasa and there should have been more of it. His dinner of french dip has never disappointed.

Is it 5 yet and can I go now?

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