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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Ya buddy ()
Date: September 27, 2019 06:21PM

slimshadetree Wrote:
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> Remembering good old Shade Tree, back in the 90's
> was the perfect hangout for local alcoholics ,
> white trash, bar whores, drug dealers Etc. Your
> Mom probably worked there as a waitress and cum
> guzzler. Nasty old white woman Wanda, and her
> younger dumb husband Dennis owned it at the time
> and the whorish daughter too, mostly providing
> sexual favors. One could always count on Sean the
> bartender to over fill your drinks and top them
> off when Wanda wasn't looking. Curt the cook was
> always looking for a fix when not burning
> something on the grill, and Val the waitress would
> provide nice head topped off with a swallow if she
> liked you (she always had mediocre weed for sale
> too). Oh yes, the food was awful, everything
> tasted the same, and the air was unbreathable,
> unless you were a smoker, otherwise forget it.
> Shade Tree was a revolving door of losers and low
> life, and one old ex Redskin, I forgot his name,
> oh well.

And just up the road was the bar in Pickwick Square that would move the tables aside to create a dance floor. That fucking place was scary as the cops would surveil the shit out of it to bust drunk drivers. It was best to park over in the Bent Tree apartments and risk getting towed than put your vehicle in the Pickwick lot.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: western fairfax ()
Date: September 27, 2019 06:27PM

There was a little place called Rosemary's Thyme in the Union Mill Shopping Center that was awesome back in the late 90s early 2000's. They had an authentic clay/brick oven that they cooked everything from pizza's to steaks in. Damn they had some good food. The origninal owners sold it and the new owner made too many changes and it was never as good.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Is Sulleys Still Out Chantilly ()
Date: September 27, 2019 08:11PM

Never ate there just refilled the water table with beer at happy hour lots of women and the bar was the bar was good back about 2006-07 was when I was in there

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: What Was That ()
Date: September 27, 2019 08:27PM

Titty bar called on top of the hill by the Hilltop Motel off Rt 50 on the right heading toward DC back in the 80s is when I remember it, dancers with pasties never ate there just for the show and a few cold beers it was similar to Dauphin's Steak house in Springfield but lower class

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: just a common drunk ()
Date: September 29, 2019 09:08PM

kates in springfield quite place to sit at the bar getting a load on with some guinness

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All ()
Date: October 01, 2019 03:23PM

Hector's Pizza in West Falls Church. Awesome pizza!

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: The Heckler ()
Date: October 01, 2019 03:59PM

Taco Larado was in Woodbridge across from Marumsco (sp?) plaza on Rt 1

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Pizza Supreme/Taco Amigo ()
Date: October 01, 2019 04:43PM

Pizza Supreme in Mclean.

Then, the old Taco Amigo, which was in the old stand alone building around the corner in the Safeway parking lot that used to be Holly Farms Chicken moved in after Pizza Supreme closed.

This was like in the early 90's, but on the wall as the certificate of occupancy was the old Pizza Supreme certificate from 1967, and it was now "Pizza Supreme, DBA Taco Amigo" or something like that.

Then, in the mid to late 90's, it was Taco Coyote.

Now I believe it is a Thai restaurant.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Noms in Nova ()
Date: October 01, 2019 04:47PM

I really fucking miss:

Chesapeake Bay Seafood House- Centreville
Bennigans- Fair Oaks Mall
Chi Chi's- Fair Oaks Mall
Sizzlers- Manassas
Hunter Mill Deli- Centreville
Johnny Rays Soul Food- Herndon
Fudruckers- Herndon
O'Tooles- Centreville
The Spaghetti Shop- Chantilly
Chez Marc- Manassas
The Black Eyed Pea- Centreville
Chicken Out Rotisserie- Fair Lakes
Fionna's Irish Pub- Kingstowne
Rainforest Cafe- Tysons Corner
Friendly's- Vienna
Jeannie's Cafe- Springfield
Pepperoni Stick- Centreville

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Shooter ()
Date: October 01, 2019 05:31PM

The Country Squire in Falls Church served great prime rib and Steaks. Sad to say that the grand old building was razed many years ago and now condos have replaced it. Not sure when this happened but it was A great place in the the 70’s

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: BoyswbBoys ()
Date: October 03, 2019 09:16PM

Honolulu. Telegraph road and the Beltway. Great Mai Tais made by owner Dave, previously at Trader Vic’s. A fun Tiki experience. Been closed a long time but still miss it.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: slimshadetree ()
Date: October 03, 2019 10:32PM

Ya buddy Wrote:
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> slimshadetree Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Remembering good old Shade Tree, back in the
> 90's
> > was the perfect hangout for local alcoholics ,
> > white trash, bar whores, drug dealers Etc. Your
> > Mom probably worked there as a waitress and cum
> > guzzler. Nasty old white woman Wanda, and her
> > younger dumb husband Dennis owned it at the
> time
> > and the whorish daughter too, mostly providing
> > sexual favors. One could always count on Sean
> the
> > bartender to over fill your drinks and top them
> > off when Wanda wasn't looking. Curt the cook
> was
> > always looking for a fix when not burning
> > something on the grill, and Val the waitress
> would
> > provide nice head topped off with a swallow if
> she
> > liked you (she always had mediocre weed for
> sale
> > too). Oh yes, the food was awful, everything
> > tasted the same, and the air was unbreathable,
> > unless you were a smoker, otherwise forget it.
> > Shade Tree was a revolving door of losers and
> low
> > life, and one old ex Redskin, I forgot his
> name,
> > oh well.
>
> And just up the road was the bar in Pickwick
> Square that would move the tables aside to create
> a dance floor. That fucking place was scary as the
> cops would surveil the shit out of it to bust
> drunk drivers. It was best to park over in the
> Bent Tree apartments and risk getting towed than
> put your vehicle in the Pickwick lot.

That would have been O'Toole's, famous for big bouncers, lots of drunks, nightly brawls, loose loose women, watered down drinks, and a fairly decent prime rib, now called "So Korean BBQ", big surprise there. There was also Jake's, which is now the IHOP. Saw one of the bartenders chop her finger off, sticking it down in the disposal (smart move, Barb!). Former Shade Tree is also now yet another Korean BBQ.
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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: slimshadetree ()
Date: October 03, 2019 10:45PM

This place I really do miss because I still live here, and now have to drive to Manassas to get the same low quality, greasy, burned up breakfast and bad service. Old pic found on another thread.
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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: BAILEYS XROADS ()
Date: October 04, 2019 07:02AM

70s-80s

Steak in a Sack - across the parking lot from the Hot Shoppes & at the other end of plaza from A&P.
First gyro I ever ate.

Hot Shoppes cafeteria in the government building off of Carling Springs

Louie's Rock City- the place where Louie Dwells

Steak & Egg near Columbia Pike & Carling Springs

The old Baileys Crossroads DMV is now a Latin Restaurant...what great ambience!!

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: 4E7CK ()
Date: October 04, 2019 11:38AM

Pizza Supreme/Taco Amigo Wrote:
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> Pizza Supreme in Mclean.
>
> Then, the old Taco Amigo, which was in the old
> stand alone building around the corner in the
> Safeway parking lot that used to be Holly Farms
> Chicken moved in after Pizza Supreme closed.
>
> This was like in the early 90's, but on the wall
> as the certificate of occupancy was the old Pizza
> Supreme certificate from 1967, and it was now
> "Pizza Supreme, DBA Taco Amigo" or something like
> that.
>
> Then, in the mid to late 90's, it was Taco
> Coyote.
>
> Now I believe it is a Thai restaurant.

Those guys at Taco Amigo were so nice, always happy. We thought of it as our 'secret' place. A huge amount of food for like $5.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Human Tripod ()
Date: October 07, 2019 03:22PM

How about Angeethi in Herndon?

While not an American restaurant, it seemed to be popular.

It was for sale for well over a year. But, the signs re gone and it looks like someone has bought it.

The place was likely another casualty of Herndon's Restaurant Meals Tax. Venus Pizza and Subs in the shopping center across Elden Street has been vacant for almost 25 years. Tippy's Taco House gone almost as long. Herndon even managed to kill a Five Guys and a Fuddruckers.

Yet, look at how many new restaurants Ashburn has attracted!

Moral of the story: Taxation = Death to businesses. And, without businesses, you don't have jobs.


Stupid politicians...

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Get real... ()
Date: October 07, 2019 07:18PM

It’s you that’s stupid. Meals taxes exist in Vienna, Arlington, Fairfax City, Alexandria, Manassas, Manassas Park, and of course, the District. They all have solid dining scenes.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: JJ Fritzbe’s Bartender ()
Date: February 13, 2020 09:06PM

East Port Raw Bar! on Duke St.
Yorktown Deli
Celebrity Deli

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Yorktown Deli Became Dominion ()
Date: February 13, 2020 10:00PM

A Korean guy had it a few months ago , the business looked dismal and I wonder if he's still there I did not see the sign up . Mr Al had a good business there for many years he sold about 12 or more back .Yorktown was originally one space then then added the next door space which meant more rent and the charm of eating on the side walk left

The place was helped with carry outs as the dirty book store was next door with lots of good female skin mags to scan while waiting for a sub, lots of Democrats stood in place for their entire lunch hour heavy breathing looking at the gay mags

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Worked at Best Products ()
Date: February 13, 2020 11:23PM

The book store got a bad rap. Yes there were plenty of porn magazines. However they also had a great selection of books and you could get newspapers from all over. Yorktown Deli was good too back in the day.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: damien ()
Date: September 10, 2020 06:44PM

Ahem brother, Old Favorites Of NOVA (). There was also a Holly Farms in the McLean Shopping mail, off of 123 and Old Chain Bridge Road, next to the International Safeway. The standard for me regarding fried chicken and Taters, the heck with Colonel Sanders KFC. Cheers.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: People's Drug worker ()
Date: September 10, 2020 07:54PM

Worked at Best Products Wrote:
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> The book store got a bad rap. Yes there were
> plenty of porn magazines. However they also had a
> great selection of books and you could get
> newspapers from all over. Yorktown Deli was good
> too back in the day.


I worked at the Peoples Drug store at the Yorktown Shopping center in the late 80's. Whenever the new magazines would come in he would rip the cover off the previous months magazines and throw them in the dumpster, by the hundreds. Hell ya!!! We used to go dumpster diving and take home all kinds of perfectly good magazines for free.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: damien ()
Date: September 10, 2020 08:25PM

Yes, Rocco's was the "Bomb". Great Pizza, other menu items! I met the owner, as well as the "Hogs", a year or two after they won the Super Bowl in 1992. There was Russ Grim, Joe Jacoby and Jeff Bostic. They all had their Super Bowl rings on. Being a fan, when my Dad has season tickets from 1964 up, I followed them and purchased tickets every year, up and to poinr when Dan Snyder destroyed the franchise. I stopped my father's 3 ticket season subscribe after the RG3 error (OR WAS IT AN ERA?) , Dan double the ticket prices and raised the parking prices by double for what?.

These 3 guys, "The Hogs" in their rookie season camp, in Loudoun County, used to drink pitcher after pitcher of beer at a place called the "Event" in Herndon on Eldon Street. I used to play darts there in the WADA league. I once went to the rest room to urinate, and so did Joe Jacoby, after me. I saw a shadow to my right and I looked to my right, and his shoulders, Joe's, were almost a foot and a half over the top of my head!

I said to myself, stick to your current sport of Darts, forget about FOOTBALL!

Cheers.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: That Holly Farms Chicken ()
Date: September 10, 2020 09:27PM

And the Yorktown Deli were both dammed good in their day yes I dug those potatoes wedges too cooked in peanut oil there thing with a black pepper seasoning I can taste one now just like a Jack in The Box Taco . Ive spoke about MR T and the dirty book store before lol Holly Farms also was on Rt 1 across from Dixie Pig a bit and also the Arthur Teachers down the road , The best of all three worlds back in the 70's Hey blondie bring me another beer ! DAJAX I once was in the Ice House in Herndon when it first opened about 35 no about 40 years ago a long run for a restaurant in Nova and still going I think.

Damien did you ever eat at damm it I cant remember the ladies name that had it across from the Herndon Fire House way back 80's 90's It had her name on it . She had all the big wigs in Herndon like the Mayor in there all the time for lunch real mashed potatoes great gravy and meatloaf and several veggies a day like butter beans and others that she got fresh.. Maybells Thats it ! DAJAX The OP

The Korean is gone he could not survive the Covid Yorktown Deli is long gone now I was by there about 3 months ago I also used to go into that small Giant to get something cheap now and then way back , they had cheap sandwich's and were just off the Beltway where I was working so many days and nights in my lil "mobile high speed office" lol Pizza Bazano off the Braddock exit was another fav So was Franconia Pizza I still stop in now and then , good place JJs at Huntington off the Rt 1 or Huntington exit was a great cheap spot too But A car went through the window about 5 -6 years ago and the Koreans are long gone . The Lims had that place a good 30 years they made a truly good fried fish sandwich with hoot sauce and real original Manbo sauce for wings or fish and everything was cheap . There's another Korean JJ's on Gen Washington Dr that's a good place too

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: Hey Damien ! ()
Date: September 10, 2020 09:45PM

Did you ever go to the Three Pigs BBQ in McLean or the Russian Gourmet . I ate at the Three Pigs now and then going back to the mid 70s the same guys were there a young guy and a old guy when, they closed the young guy was an old guy like me

The Russian Gourmet was on the back corner. I like the Russian brown bread hot mustard and Russian butter for when I made Borscht Its been a while but I need to go to the other one in Fairfax too always a fun place to go

When I go Ill keep my fingers crossed that it will help Trump win ! DAJAX ..He does not need help JOE does and Im not helping the hopelessly retarded panderers Sorry keep the thread going about Old Forgotten Restaurants Of Nova people don't mind me

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: damien ()
Date: September 10, 2020 11:28PM

How About That BOT! (or maybe TROLL).

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: jenny M ()
Date: September 10, 2020 11:51PM

So many places I miss have already been mentioned.

Charlies Pizza in Falls Church, Viv made the best pastrami sandwiches.

A great little Chinese arryout - I can't remember the name (may Ho Wa) at Park Street and 123 in Vienna.

Andy's Pizza in Annandale

Sir Walter Raleigh on Gate House Road, Falls Church

Steak and Ale, Fairfax I think.

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Re: Gone But Not Forgotten Restaurants Of NOVA We Miss
Posted by: damien ()
Date: September 11, 2020 12:32AM

Hello to you . . That Holly Farms Chicken () . . . I wish I could help you out on your question. But it seems to me, in your rapid fire stream of consciousness, about places, that I can not keep up, with you.
The only other place, which again, I played darts at, was in was Herndon, named "Foot Anakin's " cold beer! and lower level dart area with 4 dart boards. The owner, once had a redneck dive, off of Cedar Lane, in Vienna called the "Horse and Buggy". Yep. That old bar, It was rank, and a rare WADA Dart league dive. What a country, then and now!
Cheers.

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