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Review: Oh Fish! was Oh My!

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Usually the words “fast food sushi” evoke feelings of fear and my bowels cringe a little.  I’ve always steered clear of food court sushi or similar establishments because I’m an elitist and very picky about my sushi.  Yet, when Chef Kaz Okochi’s name is attached, I have no qualms about checking it out.  As some of you may know, I first wrote about Chef Kaz’s newest venture, Oh Fish! (19th between L and M Sts. NW) in August.  I didn’t get a chance to try it out until today.   I passed this place TWICE before I noticed the unassuming store front.  After I worked up an appetite wandering around like a fool, I walked in to what is now my favorite “fast food” sushi place in DC.  I suggest you check this place out as often as you can!  It’s a bowl-cringe-free zone.

(Check out my prior review for details about the menu and set-up.)

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Review: The Getaway – More than just a movie

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The Getaway, just a few blocks north of the Tivoli Theater in Columbia Heights, is a cool neighborhood spot.  I checked it out this past Thursday evening for the first time and plan to return.  It happened to be trivia night and the lower level bar was packed! Once trivia was over, people started filling up the second level just as a movie, The Illusionist, started playing on one wall.  By the time my friends and I left, the second level was buzzing with people seated at tables or sprawled out on comfortable-looking leather couches.  The walls are adorned with pictures of race cars, Paul Newman, and Steve McQueen of course.  The restaurant’s name is a reference to the 1970s classic movie by the same name starring Steve McQueen.  You with me?

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Adam Express

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I first read about Adam Express on Prince of Petworth (a/k/a PoP).  It’s one of the reasons I love PoP! It always brings me news about places that I’d usually just walk right past without even giving them a first, much less second, glance.  It’s taken me a while to try Adam Express, but I finally did today. Damn, it’s good.

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Acadiana

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July 31, 2011: Jazz brunch at Acadiana. Three courses for $32 plus $1 bloody mary’s and mimosas. Need I say more? I started with the charbroiled oysters which were prepared with garlic butter and Parmesan cheese AND came with warm french bread to dip in the garlic butter. So . . . hard . . . to resist. For my second course, I chose the crawfish etouffee, which was flavorful (hello butter!) and spicy. Very nice. Finally, because I hadn’t undone any buttons on my pants yet and because the brunch comes with three courses, I ended with beignets. They came with a chickory coffee cinnamon creme anglaise that I kinda wanted to drink because it was so good. Thank goodness for naps.

Blackbyrd Warehouse

July 19, 2011: My friend, who wants an official nickname since he’s made multiple appearances on my blog, shall heretofore be called “Triple X.” So, Triple X, ahem, accompanied me to Blackbyrd Warehouse tonight. Dollar oyster specials all night was music to our ears. I like this new endeavor from the proprietors of Marvin. Cool vibe. We’ll be back soon!