Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dirty Martini has a great chef

Dirty Martini - Washington DC

1223 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 503-2640


Reviewed January 23, 2013
I've been to the Dirty Martini before for special events and I have always enjoyed the appetizers and the staff's service. Tonight friends and I decided to have dinner. The service was quite good-- prompt and friendly. The bruschetta was crazy good: their delicious bread topped with pesto verde, goat cheese, roasted red peppers, sautéed mushrooms and mozzarella--a must order item. The rockfish ceviche was better than expected, and I expected good. Read more...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sandwich SUNdeVich

SUNdeVich 

1314 9th St NW Washington, DC 20001 (202)319-1086 
(Alley between N & O St.) 
http://sundevich.com/ 

Dined on October 29, 2013 - 7:15 pm 

I had a great time dining here before heading off to a comedy show "The Last Resort Comedy Show" at Old Dominion Brewery. My friend was late so I had time to chill, peruse the menu, and talk to manager about the various sandwiches and wonderful flavors that awaited me. The manager was super nice and told me about her first SUNdeVICH ever--the Milan, and how they sometimes create special occasion sandwiches for certain days. While I was there a steady stream of people came in for takeout but only myself and one gentlemen did the dine-in thing.

Tip: The manager says between 12 noon and 2 pm SUNdeVICH is swamped, and on Saturdays a line could be wrapped down the alley.

The Review 

Cute, clean, nice little sandwich shop.

I had a little trouble finding it because the entrance is down an alley off of 9th street. I had the ISFAHAN sandwich: soufflé (spinach, mushroom, walnuts, barberry), tzatziki. It was tasty. I would have preferred a multi-grain type bread. I don't know that this was a choice.

Currently there are over 20 sandwich choices and according to the manager sometimes there are special sandwiches. I also tried the curried (smooth) potato salad (curried potatoes, sautéed onions, tzatziki), which could have been outstanding except that it was too salty. Perhaps I got a bad batch but they could use half the amount of salt in this salad and let more of the other flavors come through. After I had eaten I noticed they had mushroom medley soup. I love soup but was full. The very friendly manager let me try a taste of the soup. I liked it and got some to go. The soup was quite tasty, it was enough for two bowls but again less salt would be good.

I will definitely go back to SUNdeVICH to try the Cairo, Capri and Zurich sandwiches. And yes, I will give that unique curried potato salad another try.

I recommend this place for casual dining in, it is small with a few tables and bar-type seating. Late evening there seem to be a healthy amount of carry-out orders.

Chow!
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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