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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Rocco’s ()
Date: October 09, 2017 07:25PM

Rocco’s Italian was the BOMB!
They spun off one in Springfield in the mid to late 80’s near Dunkin’ Donuts.
Pizza and pasta dishes were the BEST!
When wheel of fortune came on the projection tv, everyone would play as they ate!

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Flimflam ()
Date: October 13, 2017 11:11PM

Think it was called Taco Laredo

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: are you kidding me? ()
Date: October 14, 2017 06:54AM

I REALLY miss the all you can eat clam nights at Howard Johnsons. Also HoJo was a great place to go for ice cream on a hot summer evening. Something about their ice cream, it was better than any other ice cream!
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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: October 14, 2017 07:09PM

are you kidding me? Wrote:
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> I REALLY miss the all you can eat clam nights at
> Howard Johnsons. Also HoJo was a great place to go
> for ice cream on a hot summer evening. Something
> about their ice cream, it was better than any
> other ice cream!

Hey, HoJos needs their menu back! Thief!

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Answer.Man ()
Date: October 14, 2017 08:50PM

The secret to HoJo's ice cream was...steel dishes dipped in liquid oxygen and a shortbread cookie on top.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Peedro ()
Date: October 15, 2017 07:54AM

Flimflam Wrote:
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> Think it was called Taco Laredo


Yes. It was Taco Bueno at first, but they had to change their name because there was already another Taco Bueno somewhere else, so they changed to Taco Laredo. One in Falls Church city and one in Springfield Mall. Loved their burritos and chili dogs!
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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Bob der Baumeister ()
Date: October 15, 2017 08:25AM

Skyline Chili, next to the Book & Card
smut shop at Gallows and 50.

When you needed to get your Cincinatti chili
AND Hustler, Oui, and Club.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: KP4eva ()
Date: October 15, 2017 08:49AM

The Fortuna restaurant in kings park shopping center had great square pizza on a thin crisp crust. The owner (Wally) would allow us to get just one beer each even though we were underage. He would pour the beer into a dark glass so it wouldn't be so obvious. We thought we were so cool having pizza and beer at age 16 or 17. Of course we had a cooler full of beer in the car though.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: KP.Mafia ()
Date: October 15, 2017 10:33AM

5500 block...KP Drive...1974-1990 here.

Fortuna! Hellz yeah! I totally forgot about that place! When I was 12 I started a lawn mowing business. After my first week of cutting grass, I took our profits and my three best friends and I rolled up in there ordered a large pie and root beers and blew the rest on the Star Castle video game just inside the door.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Wisconsin Ave ()
Date: October 15, 2017 12:35PM

Little Tavern or Holly Farms fried chicken at 2:30 am, any location.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: CBSH hushpuppy junkie ()
Date: October 15, 2017 12:49PM

If i could just get the recipe for Chesapeake Bay seafood House Hushpuppies I would die happy.

Anyone?

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Mike_Hunt ()
Date: October 15, 2017 01:01PM

CBSH hushpuppy junkie Wrote:
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> If i could just get the recipe for Chesapeake Bay
> seafood House Hushpuppies I would die happy.
>
> Anyone?

From 2004 ~ and still no answer:

http://www.kitchenlink.com/msgbrd/board_14/2004/MAY/14178.html

"Does anyone have the recipe for the delicious Hushpuppies that The Chesapeake Bay Seafood House makes?"

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Joke Insurance ()
Date: October 16, 2017 12:56PM

This is recent but Victors Pizza in Springfield.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: KFCworker ()
Date: October 16, 2017 02:48PM

Slades/Norton's in tysons mall. I miss the mickeys pasta

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Bill McKinney ()
Date: October 16, 2017 02:57PM

Godfathers Pizza at Fairfax Circle.

Was it Waffle House or Waffle King in Fairfax City was where the Anitas is now? Dart Drug

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: HM9MW ()
Date: October 16, 2017 04:22PM

I miss Shoney's. Around 10pm they would switch their buffet over to breakfast offerings.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: KP4eva ()
Date: October 16, 2017 04:40PM

KP.Mafia Wrote:
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> 5500 block...KP Drive...1974-1990 here.
>
> Fortuna! Hellz yeah! I totally forgot about that
> place! When I was 12 I started a lawn mowing
> business. After my first week of cutting grass, I
> took our profits and my three best friends and I
> rolled up in there ordered a large pie and root
> beers and blew the rest on the Star Castle video
> game just inside the door.
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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: fd ()
Date: July 07, 2018 02:46PM

KP4eva Wrote:
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> KP.Mafia Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 5500 block...KP Drive...1974-1990 here.
> >
> > Fortuna! Hellz yeah! I totally forgot about
> that
> > place! When I was 12 I started a lawn mowing
> > business. After my first week of cutting grass,
> I
> > took our profits and my three best friends and
> I
> > rolled up in there ordered a large pie and root
> > beers and blew the rest on the Star Castle
> video
> > game just inside the door.

Cool!

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Mikey E ()
Date: July 07, 2018 07:30PM

Hector‘s Pizza in Falls Church.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Ollie Lum ()
Date: July 07, 2018 07:50PM

-- Joshua Tree in McLean, owned by Marriott. (Now J. Gilberts)

-- Lum's in Tysons Corner. Home of the Ollieburger.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Back in the day ()
Date: July 07, 2018 07:56PM

Le Canard, Wu’s Garden, and Wolftrap Deli in Vienna

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Mama's In Fairfax City ()
Date: July 07, 2018 09:04PM

Had a sports bar in the back with a rear side door like a speak easy, good Italian food in the dining area out front, the sports bar had a happy hour with free pizzas and 3 ft long subs. been something else, The front area had a deli, that area was the original Bobs Diner many years ago, the dining room area was also a later addition to the original Bobs. I also miss the Lone Star steakhouse just down the street by Fairfax Propane and Arthur Teachers by the circle

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Shakeys ->green olives buffet ()
Date: July 09, 2018 07:23PM

Growing up in my Vernon square, across from browns Subaru dealership in Alexandria),
The shakeys is now an all u can eat buffet called green olives

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Shakeys Buffet Was Great ()
Date: July 09, 2018 08:40PM

Annandale and Tysons Rt 1 wish something like that would open today

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: That Was Then ()
Date: July 09, 2018 08:57PM

Bob and Ediths for breakfast on Columbia Pike and the Weinne Beannie in Shirlington. Still going strong I hear. While parked in the ally preparing to enjoy one of their world famous chili dogs, I watched then candidate Ronald Reagan leave the WETA studios just across the street after filming an interview.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: The Alexandria Copy ()
Date: July 09, 2018 09:35PM

Of the Weenie Beanie at Edsall Rd and South Picket was good, and I really miss another copy, Benjamin's off Alban Road across from Alban Tire. I had a many a cheap lunch there beans and franks, spaghetti, lasagna ,meat loaf, Royal Hamburgers most of the items I got were on the classic hand written signs and all were under 5 bucks of course all of these places had the bean soup, and half smokes that were good as well. All of them had the same style menu boards a big yellow one with all their main items listed

New copy cats needed in Nova!

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Stg ()
Date: July 09, 2018 09:56PM

Mehak Indian in Falls Church. Also, the Chinese restaurant that was in Yorktown shopping center sort of where Jasmine Garden is currently.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Sambo1 ()
Date: July 10, 2018 01:43AM

B. Sambo Wrote:
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> "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.

If it wasn't Little Black Sambo, why did it have themes from the book,
and why was the alternate name about the tiger from the book?

Also: (a) Sambo was Indian, not really "black" (b) he wasn't portrayed negatively in the book. It was just niggers who saw the title of the book, a book which they were probably incapable of reading anyway, and then threw an uppity fit.

I wish we could get a new restaurant called "No Niggers In Here".

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: commuter ()
Date: July 10, 2018 06:48AM

Ollie Lum Wrote:
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> -- Joshua Tree in McLean, owned by Marriott. (Now
> J. Gilberts)
>

No shit? We were talking about that place the other day and nobody could remember the old name. What year did the name change?

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: commuter ()
Date: July 10, 2018 06:54AM

Bill McKinney Wrote:
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> Godfathers Pizza at Fairfax Circle.
>

Moved here in '87 and lived up near the AT&T building. Have no recollection of a Godfather's at Fairfax Circle. Was it a full on Godfather's with sit down arcade games and pitchers of beer? If it was I am sorry I missed out as I loved Godfather's when I lived out west.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: commuter ()
Date: July 10, 2018 06:57AM

Yes, crappy chains, but I miss the Beacon Street in Chantilly and most recently Macaroni Grill.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 10, 2018 07:31AM

commuter Wrote:
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> Ollie Lum Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
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> > -- Joshua Tree in McLean, owned by Marriott.
> (Now
> > J. Gilberts)
> >
>
> No shit? We were talking about that place the
> other day and nobody could remember the old name.
> What year did the name change?

It was Charley's Place before J Gilberts.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Time marches on ()
Date: July 10, 2018 07:35AM

commuter Wrote:
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> Ollie Lum Wrote:
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> > -- Joshua Tree in McLean, owned by Marriott. (Now J. Gilberts)
> >
> No shit? We were talking about that place the other day and nobody
> could remember the old name. What year did the name change?

J. Gilbert's claims on their website to have been in business for "almost" 20 years, so maybe late 90's or so. As I recall, it wasn't just a quickie name change tough, and the place was non-operational for a while after the Joshua Tree shut down. I was sorry to see JT go. It was almost what a GAR place would be today. J Gilbert's seemed like a step down to me, though I haven't been there for years now.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 10, 2018 07:48AM

Time marches on Wrote:
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> commuter Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Ollie Lum Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > > -- Joshua Tree in McLean, owned by Marriott.
> (Now J. Gilberts)
> > >
> > No shit? We were talking about that place the
> other day and nobody
> > could remember the old name. What year did the
> name change?
>
> J. Gilbert's claims on their website to have been
> in business for "almost" 20 years, so maybe late
> 90's or so. As I recall, it wasn't just a quickie
> name change tough, and the place was
> non-operational for a while after the Joshua Tree
> shut down. I was sorry to see JT go. It was
> almost what a GAR place would be today. J
> Gilbert's seemed like a step down to me, though I
> haven't been there for years now.


It was Charley's Place before J Gilberts...Springfield had a Charley's Place-It was Phineas before that and across from Carlos O Kelly's in Fairfax, was another Charley's Place. They were all Host/Marriott at first.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Time marches on ()
Date: July 10, 2018 08:00AM

Thanks, I'd forgotten all about Charley's Place. Perhaps deservedly so? Still haven;t found a definitive source for when Joshua Tree closed.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 10, 2018 08:15AM

Time marches on Wrote:
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> Thanks, I'd forgotten all about Charley's Place.
> Perhaps deservedly so? Still haven;t found a
> definitive source for when Joshua Tree closed.


It switched from Joshua Tree to Charley's Place @ 1981. It was still operated by Host...basically the same concept...an excellent restaurant. It became J Gilberts after a buyout in the 90's. They also had a Phineas in Rockville.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Time marches on ()
Date: July 10, 2018 08:32AM

That all sounds plausible. The concept of course was seen in many places, There was a similar spot on E Broad Street in Falls Church a bit toward Seven Corners from where Giant Music used to be. Can't remember the name for sure, but maybe bulls or boars were involved somehow?

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 10, 2018 08:34AM

It was Boar's Head...then Mountain Jack's.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Time marches on ()
Date: July 10, 2018 08:59AM

I actually thought of Boar's Head, but decided I was probably being confused by the deli department over at Giant Food. I know I ate there once or twice under that name, but I don't recall the newer one at all. The place was in any case another example of "the concept" at work. Today we have the GAR concept in these parts, but it produces what I would see as far better restaurants. Glad for that.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 10, 2018 09:04AM

Boars Head and MJ's were OK...I thought When GAR started (Fritzbees) the new concepts they started had a unique individual aspect. Now I could close my eyes and you feel they are all the same. Oh well....?

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Time marches on ()
Date: July 10, 2018 09:57AM

An ability to replicate success has long been a part of the GAR plan. You can walk into any of their restaurants and be sure that you will be getting the same sort of upbeat vibe, excellent food, and first-rate service, all at a moderate price. So many places can't manage that even once.

Fritzbe's (now Silverado) opened in Annandale in 1976. Picco's Pizza in Fairfax City (across from the old courthouse) had opened in 1974.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 10, 2018 11:42AM

Time marches on Wrote:
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> An ability to replicate success has long been a
> part of the GAR plan. You can walk into any of
> their restaurants and be sure that you will be
> getting the same sort of upbeat vibe, excellent
> food, and first-rate service, all at a moderate
> price. So many places can't manage that even once.
>
>
> Fritzbe's (now Silverado) opened in Annandale in
> 1976. Picco's Pizza in Fairfax City (across from
> the old courthouse) had opened in 1974.


Yes, I went to Fritzbe's when it first opened and then about 1000 times after that:) When they converted the FFX Circle Fritzbe's to Arties, they had a very unique menu. It was excellent.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: commuter ()
Date: July 10, 2018 12:11PM

Okay, this thread is starting to give Old Pictures of Fairfax County a run for the money! I remember my parents eating at Artie's. Don't think they ever took me. I went to the recruiting station in that same strip mall to join the Army. Don't think the recruiters still work out of there.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Old Favorites Of NOVA ()
Date: July 11, 2018 11:57AM

Of people who are old now if they ate at any of them. Dixie Pig closed about 1996 Holly Farms in the 80's . Tops the early 70's

Holly Farms chicken and taters were Tops! Rt 1 Herndon and another one or two.
One was in Reston I believe, later became a Popeyes, Popeyes cant hold a candle to Holly Farms chicken
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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Brock Lesnar ()
Date: July 13, 2018 05:38AM

Victor's Pizza Den in Springfield.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Eggs benedict ()
Date: July 13, 2018 09:07AM

Marco Polo in Vienna. I guess they still run a catering business, but the Sunday Brunch sadly is no more.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: 4u9ue ()
Date: July 13, 2018 10:19PM

FDB
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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Commuter ()
Date: July 13, 2018 10:31PM

Eggs benedict Wrote:
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> Marco Polo in Vienna. I guess they still run a
> catering business, but the Sunday Brunch sadly is
> no more.

Hopefully not out of that building. Damn thing is literally falling apart. Cannot imagine what it looks like on the inside.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: 1947 Electrofreeze Or 1949 ()
Date: July 13, 2018 10:31PM

Who knows what year that frozen custard machine they had was made. It had a chrome script name plate on top Electrofreeze, the dollars that machine made! And the great frozen custard, the brothers who owned it said all the time that customers came up from Florida when they passed thru DC and got a couple quarts and people from New England heading to Florida the same. I believe it. Two flavors vanilla and chocolate that's all they needed, sugar cone cake cones or dishes pints and quarts.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Commuter ()
Date: July 13, 2018 10:42PM

Commuter Wrote:
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> Eggs benedict Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
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> > Marco Polo in Vienna. I guess they still run a
> > catering business, but the Sunday Brunch sadly
> is
> > no more.
>
> Hopefully not out of that building. Damn thing is
> literally falling apart. Cannot imagine what it
> looks like on the inside.


Look at the failing cinder blocks....keep it classy Vienna.

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.8986565,-77.2688299,3a,15y,313.71h,90.57t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sU8q5Az6Hoz3hRWMzR4Ct5w!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: DVMJK ()
Date: July 14, 2018 06:24AM

Mikey E Wrote:
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> Hector‘s Pizza in Falls Church.

Yea, Hector's Pizza had the absolute best Steak & Cheese, never did have the Pizza, but would die for another Hector's Steak & Cheese and listening to the Juke Box with the Eagles Hotel California.

Glad someone else remembers Hector's.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: DYHGP ()
Date: July 14, 2018 06:37AM

1947 Electrofreeze Or 1949 Wrote:
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> Who knows what year that frozen custard machine
> they had was made. It had a chrome script name
> plate on top Electrofreeze, the dollars that
> machine made! And the great frozen custard, the
> brothers who owned it said all the time that
> customers came up from Florida when they passed
> thru DC and got a couple quarts and people from
> New England heading to Florida the same. I believe
> it. Two flavors vanilla and chocolate that's all
> they needed, sugar cone cake cones or dishes
> pints and quarts.

When strawberries were in season, they would often offer strawberry Froze Custard for 2-3 weeks as well.

The Frozen Dairy Bar has somewhat been resurrected I assume by some family members??

When it first opened I went a few times and recall they actually had one of the original Frozen Diary Bar machines on display but not operational.

They offered Pizza and sandwiches but it appears they have grown and possibly expanded both their menu and facility.

Have not been back for a while, may have to visit again.

http://fdbeatery.com

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Wheels turn slowly ()
Date: July 14, 2018 07:21AM

Commuter Wrote:
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> Hopefully not out of that building. Damn thing is
> literally falling apart. Cannot imagine what it
> looks like on the inside.

The Church Street corridor from Pleasant to Lawyers -- including the Marco Polo property -- has been on the town's redevelopment calendar for years now. A plan to upgrade the Marco Polo corner was submitted but defeated by protests from neighbors more than a year ago. A revised plan was promised by developers at that time but it has not yet surfaced that I am aware of.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: round ground ()
Date: July 14, 2018 07:22AM

I miss the Ground Round at Fairfax circle.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Now There In The Twilight Zone ()
Date: July 14, 2018 10:55AM

>The Frozen Dairy Bar has somewhat been resurrected

They moved to Lee Highway, then they moved into the center that's at the original location, I have not seen them in there lately, maybe a different name


The original place was closed a lot even on some nice days at noon

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Marco Polo Torches ()
Date: October 14, 2018 09:41PM

Looks like the place torched Oct 14 according to FXU

Many names of old places I heard off and I never went to , but for a few in this thread so I cant say I miss Marco Polo

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: agreer wither of posters ()
Date: October 14, 2018 10:48PM

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.


They had the BEST chicken kebabs ANYWHERE!

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Pointer outer of things ()
Date: October 14, 2018 10:50PM

NL3NV Wrote:
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> Arthur Treacher's. Loved the fish 'n chips.


They still have 'em on the NJ Turnpike.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: DTEFN ()
Date: October 14, 2018 11:09PM

Used to hit Jake's up in Centreville for happy hours nightly back in the '90's until it started going down the crapper. The manager and bar staff would give out free drinks a lot there towards the end and the manager would be hammered when we came in. It was followed by a Copeland's that lasted a while.

After, Jakes, we ended up going to The Shade Tree for a while. Never really hit O'Tooles much.

Went to Champion's a good bit in Tyson's, especially on Fridays for the patio. Also hit up Bravo's in Chantilly a good bit back in the day behind the Giant.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Best Place In Virginia CLOSED ()
Date: October 14, 2018 11:11PM

CALLED DAJAX'S It was SOUTH OF A RIVER and Now Its 1500 feet back into a swamp called Dragon Run.

The old mans passing thru and saw some stuff LMAO with That Genos Pic Push 1 and 2 !!

Genos and Pats in Philly have the best steak subs in the world! And DAJAX agrees that the ladies should get a handgun permit if their hiking anywhere and the gents too if you a law abiding citizen like me

To make the best home made French fries cut them into 1/4 inch fries, put them in water in the refrigerator and chill 15 minutes at least, then remove and dry with towels and put them in a big bowl with 2 tablespoons corn starch and fry in batch's small enough that the peanut oil stays hot till they get slightly browned and they will be crisp. I hate to tell you to buy a salt flour dredge at a resturauant supply, a good one is off General Washington Drive Pinnacle Equipment Supplies there Spanish people good folks there. Slap some salt on the fries from above after you pull them all out to drain on paper towels and you've got the best fries there is . A cheap Wal Mart Fry Daddy works fine, one temp but it works. To go whole hog get the commercial French fry cutter at Pinnacle only 250.00 but since ya'all have now all got black credit cards you can handle that with ease!
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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: True Very True Ladies ()
Date: October 14, 2018 11:28PM

Your Pal DAJAX Be Safe be Legal and take a class and practice ladies! In case your faced with a LAST STAND ! as they have said here on FXU TRUE!
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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: FDBanalyst ()
Date: October 15, 2018 06:02AM

DYHGP Wrote:
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> The Frozen Dairy Bar has somewhat been resurrected I assume by some family members??

No relation to the family. Original location, except not in the parking lot where the IHOP now stands - it's in the strip, now. Serves pizza and other food. Remodeled a few years ago to make it nicer inside, trying to be more like a real restaurant. Owner has aspirations. Mainly, it's the name that's the same, although the custard is decent.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: October 15, 2018 07:14AM

The last time I went to FDB and Boardwalk Pizza, the custard was meh.

I don't want to besmirch my beautiful memories so I don't go there...

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Is Meh A New Flavor ()
Date: October 15, 2018 10:03AM

Is the ancient machine still there at the new Dairy Bar. The old stuff was rich maybe now skim milk is used

Id like to see a Genos or Pats with real Philly Steaks and roast pork here and pay what it takes to make a great sub. Had both at Tony Luke's in OC and they were meh, too much fat on the pork at the tops of the slices, white greasy fat yuk not meh which I take is Ok no big deal

Genos now has a place at the Philly airport but the "charm" of the originals location is part of the magic, Pats right there too

One in the gone category is Als Steaks on Mt Vernon in Alex . They were whoppers but a greasy whopper with more onions then Genos or Pats put in there's ,places do that to cut back on the meat and you had to be careful of the grease dripping down on you in your lap as I could not wait to dig into one

Al died a few years back, so did one of his old cooks who held a place at the at the bar at Fish Market in Old Town and the place had a fire Don't know if it ever reopened, the only reason for me to go there was to get a good grease up at Als before the sauce went down at the bar at Fish Market, the cab ride price was a wallet cleaner but well worth it later

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: McRib2 ()
Date: October 15, 2018 03:46PM

3 Pigs in McLean

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: 24pk ()
Date: October 15, 2018 06:43PM

Bob’s Big Boys across from Woodson,great memories of my first trip to the “salad bar” and loved watching the waitresses butts giggle as they walked by.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: gbw ()
Date: October 15, 2018 06:58PM

Bob der Baumeister Wrote:
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> Skyline Chili, next to the Book & Card
> smut shop at Gallows and 50.
>
> When you needed to get your Cincinatti chili
> AND Hustler, Oui, and Club.

What year(s) was this? I worked at the People's Drug Store in that strip mall in the late '80s - early '90s.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: New Addition ()
Date: October 15, 2018 07:36PM

Add the Marco Polo to the list.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Unit 8 ()
Date: October 15, 2018 08:39PM

generous george
vennys

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Als Steaks Is Still Open ()
Date: October 15, 2018 09:12PM

Same location Mt Vernon Ave Alexandria, no time already ate will have to try a cheesesteak . They are now selling pizza, I don't remember that. Als opened in 1965 as I recall reading some articles in there when Al was still there
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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: AdamTheNword ()
Date: October 15, 2018 10:47PM

Tia’s Tex Mex in fair oaks was great

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: A little watery, but good ()
Date: October 16, 2018 09:41AM

gbw Wrote:
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> Bob der Baumeister Wrote:
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> > Skyline Chili, next to the Book & Card
> > smut shop at Gallows and 50.
> >
> > When you needed to get your Cincinatti chili
> > AND Hustler, Oui, and Club.
>
> What year(s) was this? I worked at the People's
> Drug Store in that strip mall in the late '80s -
> early '90s.

That's almost exactly the time that Skyline Chili was there. I was going to say like 1988-1990, but am not entirely sure. Also not sure that it was right next to the Book and Card Shop. I think it was in the section that is perpendicular to Rt. 50.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Yellow Tweety Bird ()
Date: October 16, 2018 10:16AM

Unit 8 Wrote:
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> generous george
>


Great place! One of the few places in this area that had pizza that was at least OK. Nothing like NYC, but at least it wasn't bad. They had large glasses of draft beer, too. I liked the old HW bicycles on display there. I still have my dad's HW bicycle and another HW 3 speed.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Goa, Goa, gone ()
Date: October 16, 2018 10:50AM

McRib2 Wrote:
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> 3 Pigs in McLean

Turned it into a fancy French place. That went bust, and now it's a casual Indian/Nepali cafe. Not cheap, but it gets decent ratings anyway.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: In Annandale ()
Date: October 16, 2018 12:26PM

Black Orchid , a higher end place probably one of the best in the greater Annandale area gone now some years ago

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: October 16, 2018 12:38PM

In Annandale Wrote:
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> Black Orchid , a higher end place probably one of
> the best in the greater Annandale area gone now
> some years ago


Leather banquettes with phones also....AWESOME Chateaubriand for 2.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Was About To Post ()
Date: October 16, 2018 01:43PM

>AWESOME Chateaubriand for 2. yes very much so at Black Orchid and the rack of lamb.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: What the fuck? ()
Date: October 16, 2018 02:58PM

Yellow Tweety Bird Wrote:
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> Unit 8 Wrote:
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> -----
> > generous george
> >
>
>
> Great place! One of the few places in this area
> that had pizza that was at least OK. Nothing like
> NYC, but at least it wasn't bad. They had large
> glasses of draft beer, too. I liked the old HW
> bicycles on display there. I still have my dad's
> HW bicycle and another HW 3 speed.

What's a HW bicycle?
Even Google doesn't know.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: HW HW HW ()
Date: October 16, 2018 03:05PM

High Wheel

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Dixie ()
Date: October 16, 2018 03:22PM

How about the 1320 CLUB! The original on Rt 1 not the one in Springfield never went in there



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 10/17/2018 12:54AM by Dixie.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Fredrick Courts ()
Date: October 16, 2018 06:53PM

Georges Inn in Arlington on Columbia Pike was a lively place at happy hour for a drink after work, never had anything to eat

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: DAJAX #1 or 2 fan ()
Date: October 16, 2018 10:45PM

Best Place In Virginia CLOSED Wrote:
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> CALLED DAJAX'S It was SOUTH OF A RIVER and Now
> Its 1500 feet back into a swamp called Dragon
> Run.
>
> The old mans passing thru and saw some stuff LMAO
> with That Genos Pic Push 1 and 2 !!
>
> Genos and Pats in Philly have the best steak subs
> in the world! And DAJAX agrees that the ladies
> should get a handgun permit if their hiking
> anywhere and the gents too if you a law abiding
> citizen like me
>
> To make the best home made French fries cut them
> into 1/4 inch fries, put them in water in the
> refrigerator and chill 15 minutes at least, then
> remove and dry with towels and put them in a big
> bowl with 2 tablespoons corn starch and fry in
> batch's small enough that the peanut oil stays hot
> till they get slightly browned and they will be
> crisp. I hate to tell you to buy a salt flour
> dredge at a resturauant supply, a good one is off
> General Washington Drive Pinnacle Equipment
> Supplies there Spanish people good folks there.
> Slap some salt on the fries from above after you
> pull them all out to drain on paper towels and
> you've got the best fries there is . A cheap Wal
> Mart Fry Daddy works fine, one temp but it works.
> To go whole hog get the commercial French fry
> cutter at Pinnacle only 250.00 but since ya'all
> have now all got black credit cards you can handle
> that with ease!


What is the consensus? Is DAJAX back? To me, this could be authentic. We do know he had to get rid of the previous table cloth before he left. What do you think?

DAJAX - I hope you are back! We miss the voice of reason and recipes.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Yellow Tweety Bird ()
Date: October 16, 2018 11:15PM

What the fuck? Wrote:
-. I liked the old HW
> > bicycles on display there. I still have my
> dad's
> > HW bicycle and another HW 3 speed.
>
> What's a HW bicycle?
> Even Google doesn't know.


HW is for "heavyweight". My dad says they used to call beach cruisers "heavyweights when he was a kid. They called the Euro bikes "lightweights"m especially the Brit bikes. At least that's what he said.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Dixie ()
Date: October 16, 2018 11:58PM

I called them bikes and the English ones were 3 speeds, the ones from Italy in the Sears catalog that cost 69.95 were called 10 speed racers . The tall big wheel bikes ones were old fashioned bikes, no one knew what a beach cruiser was but we did know what a Sting Ray and a banana seat was

We would ride our bikes to a new place called McDonalds to get a hamburger a french fry and a orange drink for 45 cents, cheeseburger 48 cents no Big Macs yet



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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Dixie ()
Date: October 17, 2018 12:22AM

Is the other Dixie pig gone above old town



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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: was already closed ()
Date: October 17, 2018 05:57AM

New Addition Wrote:
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> Add the Marco Polo to the list.


it shut down years ago

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Last white guy in Sterling ()
Date: October 17, 2018 07:49AM

Yellow Tweety Bird Wrote:
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> Unit 8 Wrote:
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> > generous george
> >
>
>
> Great place! One of the few places in this area
> that had pizza that was at least OK. Nothing like
> NYC, but at least it wasn't bad. They had large
> glasses of draft beer, too. I liked the old HW
> bicycles on display there. I still have my dad's
> HW bicycle and another HW 3 speed.

https://www.yelp.com.au/biz/generous-georges-herndon

All the shit from the old place. Not the same though.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Gonzo ()
Date: October 17, 2018 08:21AM

Dixie Wrote:
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> Is the other Dixie pig gone above old town


The sign and building are still there, but the restaurant is Vaso's, a Greek place. The sign is protected as a historical landmark.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Sexy food glutton ()
Date: October 17, 2018 08:32AM

Bds Mongolian bbq:

where Panera is now in bethesda.
$7 all u can eat beef???
All u can eat rice???
Place was packed every happy hour!

Black Orchid
Little River Turnpike

Tom Sarris Orleans House
Rosslyn
Where a condo now stands
Wilson x ft myer
Largest salad bar anywhere!
I think they chilled the salad plates too

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Get your greens ()
Date: October 17, 2018 11:25AM

Ate at the Orleans House a number of times, but mostly because there was nothing any better available in the neighborhood at the time. You're right that the salad bar was one of the better ones though. Had to fall back on that too often, but at least it was there if you needed it.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: an old county favorite ()
Date: October 17, 2018 02:27PM

Dixie Wrote:
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> I called them bikes and the English ones were 3
> speeds, the ones from Italy in the Sears catalog
> that cost 69.95 were called 10 speed racers . The
> tall big wheel bikes ones were old fashioned
> bikes, no one knew what a beach cruiser was but we
> did know what a Sting Ray and a banana seat was
>
> We would ride our bikes to a new place called
> McDonalds to get a hamburger a french fry and a
> orange drink for 45 cents, cheeseburger 48 cents
> no Big Macs yet


breakfast at shoney’s, for $2.99

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Memories ()
Date: October 17, 2018 03:50PM

El Taco

Dunde Esta mi El Taco???
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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: My Place To Get A "Fix" ()
Date: March 13, 2019 10:56PM

Taco Amigo at Springfield Mall was a must stop years ago. A similar place was on Hillwood Ave in Falls Church and on Rt 1 in Woodbridge, maybe the same owners

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Don't Go Joe ()
Date: March 13, 2019 11:03PM

Joes Pizza and Pasta are gone at Bailys Fairfax City and Vienna but there still open on Lee Highway in Arlington , Hang in their Joe you got a great salad bar and home made soup, chicken , pizzas ! Open another in NOVA soon ! Joe's grilled chicken and cheese sub is very good ! Joe and his family are Italian immigrants, hard working people of the type who built America into an great nation ! He learned the pizza making trade in the city that made pizza famous in America New York !

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: olrt1 ()
Date: March 14, 2019 04:18AM

. What was the name of the Bar/Rest that was underground at that same shopping center.. i went there a hand full of times.. over 40 years ago...

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