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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
DC
Food
Feel
Price
7.4
7.5
$10
Yeah, it’s a chain. And we love it.

Although Potbelly’s official headquarters are in Chicago, DC residents almost unanimously claim the sandwich chain as their own. Locals have been known to invite visiting friends to partake of a Potbelly roast beef before even bothering with the White House or Smithsonian. To pin Potbelly’s roots inside the Beltway is a lie, but it’s an attractive and believable lie, and a lie with which we’re willing to roll.

Because, quite frankly, with apologies to Schlotzsky’s, Jimmy John’s, and Which Wich?,… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
DC
Food
Feel
Price
8.6
6.8
$15
If Rockville is the new Chinatown, this could be its City Hall

With DC’s ”Chinatown“ mostly reduced to a decorative gate and a few mediocre $4.95-lunch-joints sprinkled among chain restaurants sporting bilingual Chinese-English signage (just in case the disappointed Midwestern tourists who show up here speak only Chinese), seekers of authentic Chinese food must follow the actual Chinese population. And these days, Chinese people live in the suburbs. That’s why Bob’s Noodle 66 is located in a nondescript strip mall north of Rockville’s main drag, and it’s also why this inelegant, homey… [More]