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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
DC
Food
Feel
Price
6.7
9.6
$50
A seven-course Moroccan experience that’s big enough on drama to excuse kitchen slips

Like many good things, Marrakesh is worth the hassle. Take the cash-only policy, or the difficulty of actually finding the place, which is in an unmarked building on a bleak street. The only identifying feature of Marrakesh is a naked door equipped with a large metal knocker. You will feel the deliciously secret pleasure of entering a speakeasy when it opens. The dining area is closed off by heavy carpets. There are no walls and no windows, just the lush… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
DC
Food
Feel
Price
8.8
6.0
$20
It’s play time for adventurous eaters at this Eden outpost

How’s this for an Asian melting pot? This simple Falls Church roast-meat specialist has a row of Cantonese roast ducks hanging from their necks at the counter, in classic fashion, along with one of the area’s most extensive menus of authentic regional Chinese dishes. The thing is, the names of the dishes aren’t in Cantonese, but rather in Vietnamese. That’s because it’s in the Eden Center, northern Virginia’s Vietnamese mecca—on the older, otherwise less exciting side of the mall, Saigon… [More]