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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
DC
Food
Feel
Price
4.0
4.6
$35
It takes skill to get a truly good meal here

It might not come as a surprise, given the unappetizing name of the place (one imagines penne Thai), that Thai Roma is eminently mediocre. The restaurant, located on a strip of Pennsylvania a few blocks from the Capitol, is—appropriately—a ghost town at Sunday dinnertime, when both the lunching Hill staffers and the Friday-Saturday-dining Hill residents have other places to be. What is surprising, however, is that the place is so popular on weekdays. Chalk it up to a limited selection… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
DC
Food
Feel
Price
8.7
6.2
$10
Come for the com tam specialties

A classic Eden Center find, this tiny 30-year-old corner joint—completely within the mall—is distinguished, if you want to call it that, by bluish walls, knickknacks, and about six little tables full of local Vietnamese people, who are lorded over by a weird, cheesy wild horse poster and the obligatory television. Nothing else stands out, and the most notable thing about the space, really, is its smallness.

But small can also mean serious, and this kitchen—perhaps more than any other in… [More]