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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Come and play in foodie paradise

The folks at TJ’s have their heads and hearts in exactly the right place. Their business model represents a much-needed return to simplicity: cut out all the fat. Trader Joe’s makes a concerted effort to buy most of their products directly from producers themselves. This means that your vegetables haven’t changed hands five times before they end up on your plate—and it also means that you’re not paying each of those hands to pass them along the chain. Buyers are… [More]

From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Don’t sell yourself short and only get the chicken

Most of the DC area’s great places for pollo a la brasa (chicken spit-roasted over charcoal) are in the Maryland and DC suburbs. Granja de Oro is no exception—it’s in Falls Church—but it’s also in the District, on the border of Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights, making it a whole lot easier for District residents to enjoy top-notch Peruvian mixed grill.

One thing that distinguishes Granja de Oro is its commitment to go beyond the roast-chicken-with-yuca standards and delve into… [More]