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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
DC
Food
Feel
Price
7.2
7.9
$35
Bangkok by way of Studio 54? Amidst some nonsense, the food is solid

The best way to enter the Bangkok 54 restaurant is through the affiliated grocery store on Columbia Pike. Wind your way through the narrow aisles of rice noodles, canned coconut milk, Thai DVDs, okra, and lychees, and a certain dizziness may begin to set in. If it does, don’t worry: simply walk out the back door of the grocery store and you’ll hit the entrance to the restaurant.

Either way, you’d better be prepared for the change of pace. If the… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
DC
Food
Feel
Price
9.0
6.8
$15
A gutter-sprawling food coma of near-religious ecstasy

Carnivores of DC rejoice! Ray of Ray’s the Steaks has rented the next room over in an Arlington strip mall and opened a burger joint. Not only does it share the sparse décor and down-to-earth vibe of Ray’s, it also uses the same meat. Holy cow—that means the possibility of enjoying your ground beef bloody.

Like its steakhouse neighbor, Ray’s Hell-Burger is not an aesthete’s hangout. Vintage horror movie posters lend a macabre touch to the institutional fluorescent lighting and… [More]