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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
DC
Food
Feel
Price
4.4
6.0
$25
The naan isn’t even that good, so only attempt the beyond with trepidation

You’d think the founders of a place named “Naan & Beyond” would feel some moral obligation to ensure that the restaurant’s namesake tastes good. We expect a supple, slightly browned flatbread with a light doughy flavor. But this two-location chain of quick Indian food fails miserably where it should excel: the limp, dry naan is reminiscent of a thin tortilla, with all the flavor of dried out pita bread. Not surprisingly, the rest of the food follows suit.

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From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
DC
Food
Feel
Price
8.6
8.0
$20
A letter to our favorite NoVA Ethiopian

Dear Meaza Restaurant,

Excellent Ethiopian that isn’t in a dump? You spoil us! In fact, you look downright pretty, though that may owe to the slightly uncomfortable absence of lighting in here. Who are you, Blanche DuBois? These are appropriately Southern sensibilities for Virginia, even if it is a little unsettling to eat great Ethiopian on nice furniture with painted walls (and those plaid chairs are decidedly Yankee). We still wish you’d insist on withholding forks from diners who resist the… [More]