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#376 joethefoodie

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:54 AM

The Dabney still great.  

 

Indeed.  Just a lovely meal all around. Great space (with great a/c for DC). Food was all delicious. Service was fun. Wine list was nice. Is this moderate still? $250 before tax + tip ($107 for wine). 



#377 Nathan

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 01:47 PM

 

The Dabney still great.  

 

Indeed.  Just a lovely meal all around. Great space (with great a/c for DC). Food was all delicious. Service was fun. Wine list was nice. Is this moderate still? $250 before tax + tip ($107 for wine). 

 

 

What did you have?  I think The Dabney is probably the best southern revival food north of Nashville.

 

How was Tail Up Goat?


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#378 Suzanne F

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:03 PM

 

 

The Dabney still great.  

 

Indeed.  Just a lovely meal all around. Great space (with great a/c for DC). Food was all delicious. Service was fun. Wine list was nice. Is this moderate still? $250 before tax + tip ($107 for wine). 

 

 

What did you have?  I think The Dabney is probably the best southern revival food north of Nashville.

 

How was Tail Up Goat?

 

 

A propos: Have you listened to John T. Edge in an Eater interview, talking about the "cultural appropriation" of Southern food?


I apologize to those who already know this. -- Lex, 9 July 2017 - 12:53 PM

 

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#379 joethefoodie

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 01:41 AM

 

What did you have?  I think The Dabney is probably the best southern revival food north of Nashville.

 

How was Tail Up Goat?

 

Jesus - we ate like pigs.

 

Charred Eggplant Dip with corn chips

Whipped Lardo with grilled ciabatta, pickles

Grilled Radicchio with bacon, hush puppies, green tomato

Scallops with creamed corn, pickled blueberries, horseradish, peppers

Grilled lobster with grits, pickled ramps, nasturtium

Cauliflower with Maryland blue crab, wild arugula

Pork Belly with lightly pickled cucumbers

Bloody butcher cornbread (the  baby one)

Side of Carolina Gold rice

Peach and blueberry Crostata with buttermilk ice cream

chocolate pot de crème, cherry compote, & benne ice cream

 

Fantastic stuff, and I think we did Sneakeater proud.

 

Tail Up Goat has a great summer of Riesling thing going on - a sort-of homage to Grieco. But the food is not at nearly the same level as The Dabney's.

 

We shared and enjoyed a house made pasta primavera with trout roe. For our main, whole grilled and stuffed porgy for 2, in aqua pazza. The porgy was nicely cooked, but the bomba rice it was stuffed with was soggy, and placing the grilled fish on the aqua pazza made that skin side no fun to eat.

 

I wish we'd gone back to The Dabney instead.



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 05:28 PM

That looks like a fantastic meal!  The whipped lardo and the cornbread are the only dishes I recognize too.

I'm in NY this weekend but I think another visit to the Dabney is necessary soon.


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#381 Nathan

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 05:28 PM

 

 

 

The Dabney still great.  

 

Indeed.  Just a lovely meal all around. Great space (with great a/c for DC). Food was all delicious. Service was fun. Wine list was nice. Is this moderate still? $250 before tax + tip ($107 for wine). 

 

 

What did you have?  I think The Dabney is probably the best southern revival food north of Nashville.

 

How was Tail Up Goat?

 

 

A propos: Have you listened to John T. Edge in an Eater interview, talking about the "cultural appropriation" of Southern food?

 

 

 

No I haven't but I'll look for it.  I think he's friends with Currence too?


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#382 joethefoodie

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:17 PM

Fantastic meal indeed. Wish I could go back with you!

 

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Lardo with pickled mustard sees, onions, grilled ciabatta.

 

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Charred eggplant dip.

 

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Radicchio, hush puppies, green tomatoes, bacon.

 

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Scallops, creamed corn, pickled blueberries.

 

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Cape May lobster and grits.

 

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Pork belly, cucumber, grits.

 

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Crostata.

 

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#383 Suzanne F

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 08:05 PM

 

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A propos: Have you listened to John T. Edge in an Eater interview, talking about the "cultural appropriation" of Southern food?

 
 
No I haven't but I'll look for it.  I think he's friends with Currence too?

 

I figure everybody who's anybody in Southern food knows John T. Or surely knows of him.


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#384 Suzanne F

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 02:19 AM

Here's a link to the John T. interview


I apologize to those who already know this. -- Lex, 9 July 2017 - 12:53 PM

 

notorious stickler -- NY Times
deeply annoying and nitpicking -- Molly O'Neill, One Big Table