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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
DC
Food
Feel
Price
8.2
7.0
$25
The house of eternal summer

Displaced citizens of New England rejoice! For here in our nation’s capital you can relive the summer shacks of your rocky beaches and sunburnt youth!

Situated next door to its elegant sibling, Hook, casual, shabby Tackle Box channels New England’s coast all the way. Poured concrete floors, rough-hewn picnic benches, and hanging colorful buoys drive the point home, but what gives Tackle Box its soul are the anachronistic touches: boom boxes that blare Jimi Hendrix, singing in the kitchen, and touching… [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]