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Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Good Old Places To Eat ()
Date: October 06, 2017 09:28PM

So Many Good Old Places..Now Gone but not forgotten..So many I enjoyed in my travels thur Nova over the years..

I miss the Italian Deli on Ft Hunt Rd in the center with Primos and Roys and the Big new Safeway..

Italian Cold Cut Sub with Pesto Mayo..Cheap..6 dollars and Great!! Closed 2 years ago..

DAJAX
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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: O'BRIEN'S Pit BBQ Springfield ()
Date: October 06, 2017 09:42PM

The Rib Rack on RT 1 in Alexandria - The had a great onion ring loaf.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Charles Martel ()
Date: October 06, 2017 09:52PM

Food Factory - afghan kabob joint in Ballston off Fairfax Dr. place was prob a front for the Taliban but damn those kabobs and that sauce with the bread were insane. Shut down early 00’s.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Shut Down ()
Date: October 06, 2017 10:01PM

McDonalds at Courthouse Plaza Shopping Center ..gone bye bye

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: ol fatty ()
Date: October 06, 2017 10:01PM

Squire Rockwell's (I think) off of 236 at the intersection with Prosperity...old, smoky...

Decent food, good environment.

Any Jack in the Box. Still have them out west and in Hawaii, and they do a booming business.

Dajax, are you from LA? (lower alexandria)-you seem to talk a lot about that area

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Afghani Foodie ()
Date: October 06, 2017 10:09PM

Charles Martel Wrote:
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> Food Factory - afghan kabob joint in Ballston off
> Fairfax Dr. place was prob a front for the Taliban
> but damn those kabobs and that sauce with the
> bread were insane. Shut down early 00’s.


Agreed. They used to make the best chapli kabob in NoVA.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: NL3NV ()
Date: October 06, 2017 10:14PM

Arthur Treacher's. Loved the fish 'n chips.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Pizza Bazzanos ()
Date: October 06, 2017 10:16PM

Awesome subs, awesome greasy pizza.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Howard Johnsons ()
Date: October 06, 2017 10:19PM

Great fried clams when I was a kid.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: PB's ()
Date: October 06, 2017 10:20PM

I think there is now an Anita's where Pizza Bazzanos was in Ravensworth Shopping Center

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Andy's Pizza ()
Date: October 06, 2017 10:21PM

Before Annandale has the "Asian Infestasion"

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Fritzbes ()
Date: October 06, 2017 10:22PM

Fritzbes was awesome until the owners changed it to Silverados

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Officer Friendly ()
Date: October 06, 2017 10:24PM

Pam E K's donuts in Fairfax City

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Tom Westins ()
Date: October 06, 2017 10:24PM

Again before the Asian infestation in Annandale

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Chesapeake Bay Sea Food ()
Date: October 06, 2017 10:26PM

AYCE crab legs, fucking loved that place!

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Uncle Sampson ()
Date: October 06, 2017 10:30PM

Spuntinos - Burke

Generous George's - Alex. Springfield

Bennigans - Springfield mall

Armand's - Old towne

Texas chili - Alex/rt 1

My Karma - Lorton

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Pizza Bazzano ()
Date: October 06, 2017 10:32PM

PB's Wrote:
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> I think there is now an Anita's where Pizza
> Bazzanos was in Ravensworth Shopping Center

Anita's is on the other side if 7/11 from where Bazzano was. Smith and Clarkson was where Anita's is now and it was a bank back in the day.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Jule E. Cocks ()
Date: October 06, 2017 10:52PM

For Seasons Diner

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: simple man ()
Date: October 06, 2017 10:56PM

Steak and Ale in Vienna. Used to eat there with my parents all the time in the late '80s early '90s. They have both passed on and I drive by there every day on the way to and from work and see a fucking drug store with no cars in the parking lot.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Sam McMann ()
Date: October 06, 2017 10:59PM

back in the day Starvin Marvins, open late for alcohol fueled munchies.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Remembering Starvin Marvin ()
Date: October 06, 2017 11:41PM

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1979/08/28/the-great-six-foot-sub/d5669407-c272-4d94-b71e-1407ed3898ac/?utm_term=.0baa5d14d985

1979 Wa Post article..LOL..6 Ft Sub Contest..There 2 of Um in Maryland..Fakes Maybe..??..LOL..

DAJAX Was a place I passed by many times..always wanted to stop in at heard about them..But never got in there. Linconia ..Cross From the Old School now a Old Folks Home..

And Pals..Rt 1 Area ..as Ya call it LA and I go back 40 plus years...

HEY BLONDIE..! BRING ME A BEER..Dixie Pig..LOL..1980's..Another One I Miss..!

Never had the nerve..to go into the Lil.."Speak Easy" On the corner of the main dining room then..where they had a liquor Bar..Was too Young..even thou I was in my 30"s..LOL!

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Dog Walker1 ()
Date: October 07, 2017 01:06AM

Shakey's Pizza in Annandale and Tysons. Not great, but pretty good buffets.

Sizzler, Po' Folks, and Black-eyed Pea in Fairfax City, although IIRC both Sizzler and Black-Eyed Pea also had outlets in Bailey's Crossroads.

Tom Sarris' (sp?) Orleans House in Rossalyn. This was known for prime rib and a tremendous salad bar.

Barnaby's in Vienna. Home of the "old world grinder," basically a sub sandwich.

This was a sister restaurant to the original Barnaby's of Wheaton, Maryland, opened originally in or before 1974. I used to go to the Wheaton outlet when I lived and worked in MD.

The Vienna Barnaby's was open in 2004, but came and went in a flash. Only ate there a couple times. It was where the original Anita's of Vienna was, now home to the Maple Avenue Restaurant.

Sadly, the Barnaby's in Wheaton closed in 2006 or shortly afterwards. Maybe the failure of expansion to Vienna, led to the failure and closing of the original Wheaton store a couple years later.

Not in NOVA, but Luigi's Pizza of DC on 19th St NW, just south of M St. Closed about 2008 to 2010.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Italiano ()
Date: October 07, 2017 01:36AM

AV Ristorante

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Broasted Chicken & Pool ()
Date: October 07, 2017 01:58AM

Whitey's on Wilson Blvd. Great bands too.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Surprised ()
Date: October 07, 2017 07:15AM

No one has mentioned it yet but Chesapeake Bay Sea Food House and of course Starvin Marvin's. Loved Their subs. Loved bunch O lunch at Shakey's too.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: hungry Herman ()
Date: October 07, 2017 07:34AM

Surprised Wrote:
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> No one has mentioned it yet but Chesapeake Bay Sea
> Food House and of course Starvin Marvin's. Loved
> Their subs. Loved bunch O lunch at Shakey's too.
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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Mr. Dak ()
Date: October 07, 2017 08:17AM

Dak's on route one in Alexandria. Great burgers.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: 1960-1980 spots ()
Date: October 07, 2017 09:50AM

Sir Walter Raleigh-when going out for a nice steak didn't mean having to take out a mortgage

Chesapeake Bay Seafood House-how can you argue against all you can eat artery clogging food

Marco Polo-for nicer dates

Shakeys Pizza

There are two I cannot remember the names of. One was a restaurant in the 1960s located near the Vienna library. The other was a restaurant on Fairfax Blvd just west of the Beltway next door to an old Putt-Put course. I think the HD dealership is there now

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Class of 77 ()
Date: October 07, 2017 09:59AM

Sambo's was the best breakfast late nite RT 123 & RT 50

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: 4 Piece Jumbo ()
Date: October 07, 2017 10:01AM

Holly Farms Fried Chicken - Beacon Hill area in Alexandria

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: backinthe80's ()
Date: October 07, 2017 10:16AM

Anybody remember George's on Columbia Pike? Every Saturday they had a large pizza for $3.50, the price when they first opened. White redneck hangout and usually good for a fight on Friday nights. I'd order mine over the phone to go and then pick it up. Too much trouble there for me but it was damned good pizza.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: B. Sambo ()
Date: October 07, 2017 10:59AM

Washington Post 1979

After hearing objections from the NAACP, the Fairfax City Council voted last night to tell a nationwide restaurant chain that the name Sambo's planned for a restaurant being built in the city is "culturally offensive."

By unanimous vote, the council agreed to send a letter to Sambo's Restaurants Inc., which has 1,070 restaurants nationwide, asking that a different name be chosen.

Those objecting to the name say it is taken from "The Story of Little Black Sambo," a 79-year-old children's book that the NAACP calls derogatory to blacks. The restaurant firm claims that Sambo's is derived from names of company officials.

J. Rayfield Vines Jr. of the Fairfax County NAACP told the council that "as a black citizon and black father, I do not want to have to go through a long explanation to my children about Sambo's restaurant."

Sambo's plans to open the restaurant at 10471 Lee Hwy. in September.

Councilman Carl Hemmer, who proposed the motion against the name Sambo's said the use of the name was an "insult to citizens who have the right to enjoy restaurants."

In the face of similar citizen opposition in 1977, the corporation changed the name of a Reston Sambo's to "Jolly Tiger." Five of the 1,070 Sambo's restaurants use the Jolly Tiger name.

Stanley Diemoz, vice president of corporate relations for the restaurant chain in Santa Barbara, Calif., said in a phone interview yesterday that the company, founded in 1957, is "pretty well set with its name," and has no plans to change it.

"in fact, we are in the process of changing the restaurants named Jolly Tiger back to Sambo's within the next year and a half," said Diemoz.

Diemoz said the name Sambo is derived from the names of the company's founders, Sam Battistone and Newell Bohnett.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Friedrice ()
Date: October 07, 2017 11:23AM

100°C! Best Hunan style Chinese food. Towards the end the service was really poor, and no one cared. RIP

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Dixie Pig Carry Out ()
Date: October 07, 2017 12:02PM

In the parking lot next to 7-11 .The minced pork BBQ sandwiches with cole slaw. The homemade salty bean soup and crackers. No money to go inside the back in the 70's

But in the 80's I was eating inside at lunch times now and then till they closed and they made a great meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy green beans and a roll.

DAJAX The BBQ was East NC style..no red sauce ,it was not bad..but not what some have been..

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Whn did I get old? ()
Date: October 07, 2017 12:06PM

I miss Carlos O'Kelly's in Fairfax. Fun karaoke and great schooners of beer. Great Mexican food. What the hell happened to that place? it was always full when I went!

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: WX3CP ()
Date: October 07, 2017 12:14PM

B. Sambo Wrote:
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> Washington Post 1979
>
> After hearing objections from the NAACP, the
> Fairfax City Council voted last night to tell a
> nationwide restaurant chain that the name Sambo's
> planned for a restaurant being built in the city
> is "culturally offensive."
>
> By unanimous vote, the council agreed to send a
> letter to Sambo's Restaurants Inc., which has
> 1,070 restaurants nationwide, asking that a
> different name be chosen.
>
> Those objecting to the name say it is taken from
> "The Story of Little Black Sambo," a 79-year-old
> children's book that the NAACP calls derogatory to
> blacks. The restaurant firm claims that Sambo's is
> derived from names of company officials.
>
> J. Rayfield Vines Jr. of the Fairfax County NAACP
> told the council that "as a black citizon and
> black father, I do not want to have to go through
> a long explanation to my children about Sambo's
> restaurant."
>
> Sambo's plans to open the restaurant at 10471 Lee
> Hwy. in September.
>
> Councilman Carl Hemmer, who proposed the motion
> against the name Sambo's said the use of the name
> was an "insult to citizens who have the right to
> enjoy restaurants."
>
> In the face of similar citizen opposition in 1977,
> the corporation changed the name of a Reston
> Sambo's to "Jolly Tiger." Five of the 1,070
> Sambo's restaurants use the Jolly Tiger name.
>
> Stanley Diemoz, vice president of corporate
> relations for the restaurant chain in Santa
> Barbara, Calif., said in a phone interview
> yesterday that the company, founded in 1957, is
> "pretty well set with its name," and has no plans
> to change it.
>
> "in fact, we are in the process of changing the
> restaurants named Jolly Tiger back to Sambo's
> within the next year and a half," said Diemoz.
>
> Diemoz said the name Sambo is derived from the
> names of the company's founders, Sam Battistone
> and Newell Bohnett.


Well ... it went to 25ish posts before someone dragged racism into it.
Pretty good record for this place.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: BBQ Searching ()
Date: October 07, 2017 12:16PM

Dixie Pig Carry Out Wrote:
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> In the parking lot next to 7-11 .The minced pork
> BBQ sandwiches with cole slaw. The homemade salty
> bean soup and crackers. No money to go inside the
> back in the 70's
>
> But in the 80's I was eating inside at lunch times
> now and then till they closed and they made a
> great meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy
> green beans and a roll.
>
> DAJAX The BBQ was East NC style..no red sauce ,it
> was not bad..but not what some have been..

WHERE can good east NC BBQ be found in this area? I know of several places on the way to the beach in NC, but 6 hours for a sandwich is a bit extreme.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Ah, the sixties & seventies... ()
Date: October 07, 2017 01:44PM

Steve’s on Route 1 and E. Raymond St. Open 24/7 and Steve the “Greek” was an amicable old fart. Good food and great place to sober up before heading into old town. Steve’s stuffy brother took over and fucked up the ambiance.
He ran it into the ground by the early eighties.

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Posted by: I miss Ginos ()
Date: October 07, 2017 01:48PM


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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Gassy Guy ()
Date: October 07, 2017 02:47PM

I miss Tippy's Tacos.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Herndon ()
Date: October 07, 2017 02:58PM

I have fond memories of the Tortilla Factory in Herndon. Theyve been closed almost a decade now. :/

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Statesman ()
Date: October 07, 2017 04:02PM

Gino's at Tysons Corner

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Posted by: Fairfaxian2 ()
Date: October 07, 2017 04:50PM

Po' Folks - which is now the new Hooters in FFX.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Hey 1960 to 1980 ()
Date: October 07, 2017 05:24PM

I'm pretty sure you refer to the Vienna Inn and
Bob's Beef House.

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Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: October 07, 2017 05:33PM

Hey 1960 to 1980 Wrote:
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> I'm pretty sure you refer to the Vienna Inn and
> Bob's Beef House.


Bingo...Bob Diner/House of Beef/Mama's Italian

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: October 07, 2017 05:35PM

Bounty Bay (where Tom Weston's Angler's was) a Chesapeake Bay riff....also Evan's Farm Inn....The Country Squire....etc etc..

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Forget the name ()
Date: October 07, 2017 05:39PM

It was a family run Mexican restaraunt that had the best tacos, it was in Springfield mall, near the DMV on the lower floor. It was soo good.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Village Drunk ()
Date: October 07, 2017 05:43PM

There was this restaurant in Alexandria on RT 1 called The Mustache Cafe. Great wait staff, lots of champagne.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Progress My Ass ()
Date: October 07, 2017 05:43PM

Fairfax Circle had the bomb....

Gino's Subs
Wagon Wheel Steakhouse
Dino's Den


All great places to grab a bite. Good eats, reasonable prices. Now, even the beloved Arthur Treachers and the cheap, tasteless Peter Pan are gone.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Sam McMann ()
Date: October 07, 2017 06:04PM

thanks for the Starvin Marvin pic, brings back lots of memories all of them good

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Posted by: springfield kid ()
Date: October 07, 2017 06:04PM

Forget the name Wrote:
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> It was a family run Mexican restaraunt that had
> the best tacos, it was in Springfield mall, near
> the DMV on the lower floor. It was soo good.


Taco Laredo? I loved it too!

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Posted by: springfield kid ()
Date: October 07, 2017 06:08PM

springfield kid Wrote:
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> Forget the name Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > It was a family run Mexican restaraunt that had
> > the best tacos, it was in Springfield mall,
> near
> > the DMV on the lower floor. It was soo good.
>
>
> Taco Laredo? I loved it too!


OH no wait, was it Taco Bueno? Shit I cant remember. Damn I am old.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: good ole dayz ()
Date: October 07, 2017 06:49PM

Farrel's, Buckaroo, Chesapeake Bay Seafood House, Blackie's House of Beef, Bennigans, Carlos O'Kelly's, Rhiannons

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: October 07, 2017 08:24PM

Caldwell's and Mountain Jack's. Of course we're talking over 25 years ago -- I have to wonder if I'd still be impressed by either place nowadays. But back then, we enjoyed the hell out of both of them.

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Posted by: I Even Miss Chevys ()
Date: October 07, 2017 08:25PM

At Hybla Valley off Rt 1 and PO Folks that was there before that..Chevys had Ice Cold Beer and Chips and Salsa..

And I miss Don Pablo's Mexican at Fair Lakes.Ice Cold Schooners Chips and Queso dip and Salsa.. Wonder if there still open some place else..Carlos O Kellys is In Garrisonville on RT 1..

DAJAX Old ..Stingy..Tight Today..But I am A "Chef"..! So Why spend money..?? LOL

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Old Man Fairfax ()
Date: October 07, 2017 09:10PM

Burger Chef, The Red Barn, and Roy Rogers when it was owned by Marriott. RR had a decent salad bar and the hamburgers tasted better.

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Posted by: Fine Dining ()
Date: October 07, 2017 09:22PM

Lums in Fairfax City. Home of the Lumburger

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Posted by: Liver and Onions ()
Date: October 07, 2017 09:25PM

S&W Cafeteria been mentioned yet?

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Posted by: S&W Cafe..! Loved The Place ! ()
Date: October 07, 2017 09:57PM

Both of them . The first at landmark, then in Falls Church in the lil center with the Radio Station..Lots of Old Folk ..Like me now in there..LOL..Smart Old Folks..! Getting One Good Meal for the day..and dressed well....Bless um..There all gone today too..

My Fav's..Fried Whiting or the Baked Spaghetti..! with Garlic Bread and a salad back then with 1000 Island..Push the tray and get what you wanted..Main dishes and veggies served out to you.

DAJAX

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Dog Walker1 ()
Date: October 07, 2017 10:13PM

I also liked Chesapeake Bay Seafood House, Bennigans, Carlos O'Kelly's, and Don Pablos.

I ate at a Tysons Bennigans on Greensboro Drive near International Drive about 3 or 4 months ago. Good food and service, but it was deserted at night. My wife and I wondered how it could stay open.

It could not stay open. Google lists that Tysons Bennigans as permanently closed.

Google maps show a Bennigans apparently open north of Gaithersburg, MD and another one north of Frederick, MD.

Google maps show a Don Pablos in Whitemarsh (north east of Baltimore) and another in Delaware between Newark and Wilmington, Delaware.

Probably not worth driving just for the Bgans or DP Maryland restaurants, but you could stop if driving near any of those.

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It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. - John Cassis on manners

Ignoring juvenile attacks and remarks on the internet for over two decades.

Arguing by deflection or name-calling is an admission that you don't have a rational argument.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Fffffggggg ()
Date: October 07, 2017 10:16PM

-Hot shoppes in Tysons...
-shakeys in Tysons
-The original Roy Rogers, with the fixin bar
-Not a restaurant, but Highs convenience stores...many memories there
-Chesapeake Bay Seafood - actually worked there as a teenager in the 80s
- Orange Bowl pizza at

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Posted by: Shark club ()
Date: October 07, 2017 10:52PM

Shark Club, drop the mike

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Highs and My Oven Fav..!!! ()
Date: October 07, 2017 11:13PM

The Lil Toaster Oven before Microwaves Came into mainstream use..The cooler with plastic wrapped sandwiches that you put in the ovens..

The Ham And Cheese on Toasted Bread you unwrapped and heated up..Great in Its Day and Age..

The older woman clerk that sold you beer at 17..18 when the drinking age was 21..telling you..If your old enough to go to Vietnam..your old enough to drink a beer.. Bless You and I remember you..45 + Years later..

DAJAX Years Earlier.. there was the Bike..with the morning paper route baskets..The Highs Store..The sugar food cakes and sodas..50 + Years ago...

The Boys Life Magazines...Ads..For Schwinn Bikes..10 Speeds ..18 Speeds.. AND..

The Coveted Schwinn..Out Of Price Reach..Heavy Duty "Newsboy Special". 1 mile from the Highs..at the Schwinn Bike Store!

And The 1 Extra Virginia Pilot newspaper to take home for my mother and father !

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Posted by: Hunan Lion ()
Date: October 07, 2017 11:27PM

The Hunan Lion in the Tysons Corner toilet bowl building. Excellent service, awesome Chinese food, well stocked bar, carryout.

Spent many a birthday dinner there.

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Posted by: Gone Not Forgotton News Boys ()
Date: October 07, 2017 11:32PM

On Paper Routes..Child Labor laws did not exist then to protect American Youth from..GOOD Old Fashioned Spirt and Body Building..Hard Work..

Get a youth to do this today..?? 120 a hour maybe..LOL

Schwinn Catalog 1964..I never knew the "Newsboy Special" bike was a "WASP" .Gee That's Discrimitory!! Course they did not know it Either..Back then..

http://schwinncruisers.com/catalogs/1964.html

A Schwinn Paramount was A BIG Deal sitting in the school bike racks..Daddy Must be Rich!! LOL..! Or Jr..Was A Working..Newsboy..!

DAJAX..All Back in the Day when Youth Worked..and SAVED Money For College..!

Now How Bout McDonalds Back then...15 Hamburgers..18 cent Cheeseburgers..15 cent fries..10 and 15 cent sodas..No Big Macs..Sorry Or Egg Muffins either..And It was..GREAT!

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: The Alpine ()
Date: October 07, 2017 11:52PM

On Lee Hwy. in Arlington. Redskins used to go there after the game I have autographs from Sonny and Sam.

I'd give anything to have their Clams Casino, Alpine Salad with crab and baked Lasagna again.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: The Hidelburg In Springfield ()
Date: October 08, 2017 12:02AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgIon5s0Vew German Music! Good For drinking Beer!!

Its Oktoberfest..Time..!!

DAJAX Gone..Not Forgotten..!

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: VD6DE ()
Date: October 08, 2017 01:18AM

Was Po Folks the name of that restaurant that used to be on Route 1. I think a Chevy's was there at some point afterward and a KMart and a Franks used to be in the shopping center. I have no idea what is there now because I'm afraid to go down Route 1. LOL

Anyway, I liked the fatty food.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Uncle Sampson ()
Date: October 08, 2017 07:18AM

Ding How in Springfield - Was there since the 50s with the same guy cooking (was really old when we went there). Then they were just gone. Sold the restaurant (who kept the name so it's still there) but totally different. I was and still am devastated. Never messed up the order, great prices and just different somehow than anywhere else. Perhaps bc he used a 50 year old seasoned wok.

Galletta's in Leesburg - best Italian sandwiches, pizza dough and especially fresh pasta anywhere in the D.C. area.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/08/2017 07:19AM by Uncle Sampson.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: pacer m want ()
Date: October 08, 2017 08:37AM

Primo pizza. It's still there but the pizza isn't the same as when they were a small carry out spot.

Moved next to Starvin Marvin right before they closed and only ate there a few times, really sux that they are gone.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: yummy ()
Date: October 08, 2017 10:24AM

York Steak House in Springfield Mall, down on the bottom level near Time Out 2. Always got a #3 medium with steak fries. #3 was Chopped Beef Steak.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Charles Martel ()
Date: October 08, 2017 11:16AM

George’s in Georgetown - they had the best steak and cheese sandwich on the late night. After a night at Fifth Column, Babylon or Platinum, you could hit up this place at 4am for a ridiculous treat that would then make you shit your skeleton out a few hours later.

I think it’s still there but under different management.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Soo hongry ()
Date: October 08, 2017 11:31AM

Whitey’s on Washington blvd. Any place with a sign
That only says EAT. Is a winner! Beer broasted chicken
And a killer breakfast. Also Bob’s Big Boy On Columbia pike

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: October 08, 2017 11:37AM

August Moon Fairfax
Magnifico's Pizza Culmore
Giacamo's (sp?) Loehmann's
Holly Farms

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Holly Farms Was Great ()
Date: October 08, 2017 12:40PM

Very good Fried chicken and the taters They were on Rt 1 at beacon Mall area, In Herndon on the main road to Centerville and I think Reston near the center that had the mall like shopping center that was redone by Reston Community Center.It was a Jack in the Box too..Or ..Or..Chinese..Now a Pop Eyes..??

DAJAX Jack in The Box Cult Like Greasy Fried Tacos..I could eat 6 right now..!

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: fat fuc ()
Date: October 08, 2017 12:47PM

I miss Dennys and Dairy queen.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: October 08, 2017 12:48PM

Holly Farms Was Great Wrote:
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> Very good Fried chicken and the taters They were
> on Rt 1 at beacon Mall area, In Herndon on the
> main road to Centerville and I think Reston near
> the center that had the mall like shopping center
> that was redone by Reston Community Center.It was
> a Jack in the Box too..Or ..Or..Chinese..Now a Pop
> Eyes..??
>
> DAJAX Jack in The Box Cult Like Greasy Fried
> Tacos..I could eat 6 right now..!

Another Holly Farms was on the FC/Arl border...if I remember correctly.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: ...in the 22039 ()
Date: October 08, 2017 12:57PM

I miss:

Road Hog Ribs
(was in Burke Village Center II - the hidden shopping plaza, and went away around 1995 or so... Had great ribs and potato wedges)

Mr. Gattis Pizza.
Awesome food! One was the location which became "Fritters" and then later, Hopsfrog in 96 Now a bank.

Victor's Pizza.
RIP. Ate there since the 1970s. But not enough, clearly.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: shooter ()
Date: October 08, 2017 01:33PM

The Country Squire near 7 corners in Falls Church. Great prime rib

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Here's a few ()
Date: October 08, 2017 01:44PM

Blackie's House of Beef

H.I. Ribsters

The Hunter Restaurant

Sea Sea and Company

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: flash cube building ()
Date: October 08, 2017 01:46PM

Rusty Scupper.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Tommy Saris ()
Date: October 08, 2017 02:07PM

Tom Saris Orleans House in Rosslyn...
All u can eat prime rib! Salad bar larger than most restaurants while dining area!
Xxxoooo

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Soft Served ()
Date: October 08, 2017 02:20PM

Goldies ice cream at 29-211 & 50

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Don't forget this place ()
Date: October 08, 2017 02:22PM

The Green Dolphin raw bar in Kamp Washington

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Green Dolphin ()
Date: October 08, 2017 02:27PM

The Green Dolphin, New Orleans Chef, John's Place location was the rawest of places throughout it's many transitions.
I wish at least a few of that kind of place had survived.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Lil White Shack ()
Date: October 08, 2017 03:00PM

On Rt 29 at Kamp Washington back in the early 70's and before. Right across from The Center where the Giant was. Where The CVS is today..Great Greasy Cheeseburger Subs..

DAJAX

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Soft Served ()
Date: October 08, 2017 03:14PM

Lil White Shack Wrote:
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> On Rt 29 at Kamp Washington back in the early 70's
> and before. Right across from The Center where the
> Giant was. Where The CVS is today..Great Greasy
> Cheeseburger Subs..
>
> DAJAX

That was Goldies ice cream.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Hands off my Big Mac ()
Date: October 08, 2017 03:16PM

Is McDonald's still around ?
I seem to have trouble finding them.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Freq ()
Date: October 08, 2017 04:52PM

Charles Martel Wrote:
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> Food Factory - afghan kabob joint in Ballston off
> Fairfax Dr. place was prob a front for the Taliban
> but damn those kabobs and that sauce with the
> bread were insane. Shut down early 00’s.

Food Factory lives on in College Park, MD walking distance from campus.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: The Big 4! ()
Date: October 08, 2017 04:57PM

Victoria Station
The Ground Round
Gifford's Ice Cream
The Ranch House Restaurant

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Geographer ()
Date: October 08, 2017 05:01PM

Roy Rogers lives on in Leesburg, Frederick, and a number of other locations.

My addition: Scholl's Cafeteria in DC.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Atom 88 ()
Date: October 08, 2017 05:44PM

Main Street USA 236 in Annandale
Charlie's in the old Fair City Mall
Gifford's Ice Cream on Columbia Pike
Sunset Grille
Gino's
Andys pizza
J R's Steak House
Daks
Copelands
Grevys
Red Barnyard

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Atom 88 ()
Date: October 08, 2017 05:46PM

Primos pizza
Godfathers pizza

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: J J' s Huntington Avenue ()
Date: October 08, 2017 06:07PM

By The 7-11 Great Cheap Breakfasts, and the Best Fried Fish Sandwiches trays and platters in NOVA..Koreans Lim family owned it 25 +years, 3 years or so ago a car ran thru the front window, They never reopened.

DAJAX Wings and DC Sweet Manbo Sauce Too and Greasy Steak Subs and Fried rice.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: HoDu ()
Date: October 08, 2017 06:48PM

Herndon Wrote:
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> I have fond memories of the Tortilla Factory in
> Herndon. Theyve been closed almost a decade now.

Not quite that long; I remember going there what turned out to be their last week.

Me previous visit had been like 30 years prior!
(I was out of the area...)

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Blue Waffle ()
Date: October 08, 2017 07:02PM

There are a lot of folks who ate at some shitty restaurants.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Fantom.Shitter ()
Date: October 08, 2017 07:57PM

Blue Waffle Wrote:
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> There are a lot of folks who ate at some shitty
> restaurants.

Only faggots disrespect their fellow man.

Anthony Bourdain? Is that you? You do realize this is NOVA, right?

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Ice Cold 22oz Bud ()
Date: October 08, 2017 09:07PM

J J' s Huntington Avenue Wrote:
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> By The 7-11 Great Cheap Breakfasts, and the Best
> Fried Fish Sandwiches trays and platters in
> NOVA..Koreans Lim family owned it 25 +years, 3
> years or so ago a car ran thru the front window,
> They never reopened.
>
> DAJAX Wings and DC Sweet Manbo Sauce Too and
> Greasy Steak Subs and Fried rice.


Those fried fish trays/boxes were fantastic. The fish was served on a big slice of white bread, and was so hot you burned your fingers it you tried to pick it before it cooled a bit.

Little packs of Texas Pete hot sauce to round out the experience.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Respect thy Neighbor ()
Date: October 08, 2017 09:27PM

Fantom.Shitter Wrote:
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> Blue Waffle Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > There are a lot of folks who ate at some shitty
> > restaurants.
>
> Only faggots disrespect their fellow man.
>
> Anthony Bourdain? Is that you? You do realize this
> is NOVA, right?

Hear, hear. This is NoVA you fucking faggots!!

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Chili Mac Joint Rt 1 South ()
Date: October 09, 2017 05:51PM

The place was across from the McDonalds On Cooper Road in the front corner where Moneygram is now. Johnny Macs or something.

They had hard ice cream Concretes and many others and the house specialty was Chili Mac with some onions and cheese on top that was about 5 dollars.

It was a good fill up now and then and they have been gone I guess 5 yrs now.

Today is moving day.Rent is due and I plan to be out at Midnight! LOL

Heading far South of the Occoquan LOL! To South of another River at Hampton Roads back to my Roots where I lived in the early to mid 60's.

Got a lil place in the summer, was going to move a month ago but too hot so we have been waiting for Columbus Day to do it .

1 month of work ahead with several trips. We have been down there every summer for over 25 years and know it well. I remember the Big Snow of 66 on TV with pics of up in Nova which I though was in the mountains and down there just some slight flurries that's it.

Plenty of fishing thousands of places to go and Ill be getting some rods by November. I fished all the time as a kid there. And Ill be back up here now and then to be amazed by the things they built overnight..!

The place suits me just fine down there as it looks like RT 1 South everywhere!

Take Care All I'm Glad I left you a good thread ! DAJAX The Busy Man

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