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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
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]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
DC
Food
Feel
Price
8.8
9.1
$20
A fun place with delicious meat, any hour of the night

The name translates as “Honey Pig,” and that should give you a good idea of how much fun you’re going to have here. This is easily the most enjoyable place to eat Korean barbecue in the DC area, and it’s also one of the best.

Picture an entire room full of rows of smoke hoods, under which people are occupied with one thing only: having a grand old time. The dark, expansive, low-ceilinged room sizzles all night long with frying… [More]