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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
DC
Food
Feel
Price
6.2
8.7
$40
A lovely neighborhood haunt with a confusing menu—stick to the Middle Eastern section

Touting itself as a “friendly neighborhood restaurant,” Rosemary’s Thyme is quaint, welcoming, and gay-friendly, but the food is hit or miss. The menu suffers from a bit of ADD, trying its hand at too many dishes from too many parts of the world. Still, the kitchen pulls off a few Middle Eastern dishes that are worth coming back for. And the service—amicable, helpful, and knowledgeable—is a big plus. So is the lovely array of outdoor tables, which almost merge into… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
DC
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
4.0
$10
A no-frills atmosphere and brusque service, but good, cheap rotisserie chicken and bold sauces

Tucked into a no-nonsense building along nondescript strip malls in Arlington and Wheaton, this cavernous, clattering space is generally filled with families and groups of friends chattering in a mix of Spanish and English. It’s industrial, to be sure, but in a good way: the main attraction consists of hundreds of chickens packed tightly onto spits, where they rotate in a massive oven and baste in their own juices. The service is abrupt; make sure you have your order decided… [More]