What's Good Now in DC
Posted 23 September 2017 - 04:33 PM
Posted 23 September 2017 - 05:13 PM
Also you may want to consider Himitsu.
Posted 23 September 2017 - 06:42 PM
I ate at Little Serow a couple of years ago, maybe 2015? I liked it okay, but found too many elements repeated from one dish to another. So the food got kind of boring after a while. I went on a Thursday, iirc, and got there about 30 minutes after it opened. I was seated at the counter almost immediately, but I was a single. IDK how it might work for a group.
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Posted 23 September 2017 - 06:59 PM
My opinions are obviously my personal opinions. Not yours. Not universal.
Posted 24 September 2017 - 05:59 PM
Hmmm. . . Thai Crossing (X-ing)seems oh so much more appealing! I did some research, and the food is likely southern Thai as opposed to the Isaan of Little Serow (why is it that most popular Thai restaurants, especially those run by farangs, are Isaan-influenced or based? Little Serow, Pok Pok for the farang ones, Lotus of Siam. . . speaking of, did anyone else notice LoS is closed until further notice? The roof collapsed due to heavy rains. No re-opening date in sight)
I just have to figure out if we can do a Friday night dinner. I want fish, and they only do fish on Fridays (Wednesdays are vegetarian nights and while some fish is used on those nights, I'm hoping for a whole fish dish).
Bad Saint is still on my list, though timing and interest from other parties will determine if I can go.
Himitsu sounds interesting, but if I can find more everyday Japanese, I'd prefer that. i miss it. Sushi Taro has donburi, so it's a maybe.
Barcelona on the list for early dinner! I'm really hoping family commitments don't interfere will all my good eating. All my plans could be for naught!
Posted 24 September 2017 - 07:07 PM
Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:43 PM
In terms of dishes, of some of the most well known dishes from each area, at least of the ones my dad used to make, Southern Thai dishes are some of my favourites while few if any Isaan dishes are. Plus Southern Thai do fish better that Isaan (that's an uneducated statement, but I'm sticking to it). We'll see. We really only have three, maybe four dinners to ourselves for the week, if that. So our decisions will more than likely be based on where we are at the time and what's open.
Posted 24 September 2017 - 10:03 PM
also I don't know anything about southern thai food now and knew less then and really like issan food, and the fact that you can get beer and wine at little serrow probably skews this a little.
if you do go to little serrow there are people who stop in just after they open to make a reservation for later, which may be easier than waiting in line to eat when they open if you're going to be in the area anyways. the used bookstore at 20th and P was still good last time I was there. the phillips collection is always worthwhile, even if it won't help you wait for little serrow.
Posted 14 October 2017 - 01:09 AM
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