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Ron21 wrote about Ann's Wings N Things
Firstly, I've eaten soul food from many people whose geographical location varied over this great nation of ours. From North to South, East to West, high and low and side to side. Ann's is by far the worst soul food if not any food I've ever eaten. I wasn't to thrown off by the actual restaurant itself because I've eaten some great meals in the so-called hole-in-a-wall joints. I was actually impressed by it's shabby but homely appearance. I must say the lady working the front counter was EXTREMELY nice and courteous. If only the foods' taste matched her charm. To be honest, I would have preferred bad service for great food. Okay....to the food. The cabbage taste old (like made a few days before), the yams were more like boiled (Not baked) sweet potato's with exactly a hint of sugar and cinnamon. The fried chicken was just that, FRIED CHICKEN! No real taste and in my opinion a tad bit under cooked. The green beans and greens were canned. Yes, y'all CANNED green beans and greens! For this reason alone is why I titled the review "This isn't SOUL food". Now I don't care if you may not know how to season food well or cook it properly, when you use canned anything for a side, you've taken the SOUL out of it. It's called SOUL food because you're actually putting your SOUL into it, i.e. taking the time to cut the greens, leaving just a little stem, washing the greens, adding the smoke turkey, or pigtails, neck bones or what ever type of meat you're using and let the food slowly cook. TIME, SWEAT AND ENERGY = SOUL FOOD. Not opening a can of generic greens or green beans and dumping that mushy crap onto someones plate like you're doing them a favor. Even though you shouldn't be using anything canned for a side dish, the canned Glory greens are better the the ones they serve. It get's worse though. The mac and cheese was just noodles, butter and what I thought was cheese. It kinda tasted like cheese but to put it into perspective, all the noodles were loose. That's mac but I'm still looking for the cheese. The sweet potato pie was the last of my list of adventures to this spot and it stayed in tune with the rest of the food. Pieces of egg whites in the pie. This comes from mixing the sweet potato's while still hot, adding eggs and not stirring them in well and they begin to cook from the heat. GROSS! Not to mention the taste was just as gross. Too much nutmeg, not enough sugar and enough strings to supply an orchestra of only violins. What bothers me more than anything about this spot is that they've gotta know this food isn't good, i.e. profit. They cannot be making money with food like this....okay I'm done. Is there anything I can say good about this spot after what I've said so far? Um...I'm really trying. Alright, I will say the portions are nice albeit not appetizing...and the lady was really nice. Oh, I already said that. Didn't get sick..Blessed Just my two cents (actually $22.50+ tip but whose counting) Ron
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snazzypup wrote about Royal Palace
A group of us went here for my friend's birthday. It was my first time in a strip club. It is NOT seedy at all! The information on this site is outdated. The club is open on Mondays and it's been remodeled so I don't know what it looked like before but it looks great now. It's actually pretty clean for a night club. I thought the dancers were all very pretty and friendly (some were older but lots are quite young). I was impressed with how they made me and the other women feel really welcome. I'm straight and my boyfriend was there with us and if I had any worries about it being weird or uncomfortable they didn't last long. The dancers talked and flirted with all of us. oh and the one star for the food is just because they don't have any. They have peanuts and stuff at the bar but obviously you don't go to a strip club for dinner. The drinks were pricey I guess but not terrible. There's no cover to get in. I think it's a nice place. I had a good experience. It's actually not a bad spot to go to for happy hour after work if you work in Dupont.
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DAVID21ST wrote about Hard Times Cafe (Clarendon)
I LOVE Hard Times....at least I used to anyway! I've been a loyal customer to the Clarendon location for years. The server Timothy was awful. I usually don't like to call someone out but he finally came to our table after about 5-8 mins (not too bad) and took our drink order and I placed an order for fried pickles. He returned a few moments later to take our lunch order (Hard Times Chili Dog for me and Frito Chili Pie for my friend). Our tea and pickles came out flawless....then it went down hill fast. We finished the pickles (which were warm) and began to wait for lunch...about 20 mins goes by and and Timothy brings us menus and says "I think I took these from you". I then had to remind him we already ordered (and then remind him what it was that we ordered). Another 15 mins passes before the food comes out COLD! I have never been one to return a meal to the cook, so I ate a few bites and complained to my friend. Well, to make matters worse we were trying to pay after sitting on the uncomfortable wood bench seating for about an hour for some nasty food (seriously, I could have gotten a better chili dog from 7-11). Our "waiter" disappeared again...finally we were able to leave. $30 for this crap....I feel like a fool! They used to have great service and excellent food....I don't know what happened. My last three experiences there have progressively gotten worse. I won't be going back. The funny thing is, Timothy was completely different to the table next to us. He offered them cornbread (not us) and actually talked them instead of silence.
LRennie wrote about The Salsa Room
Very poor customer service, expensive for all the different things they will charge ($10 for cover, $10 for a table, on top of whatever you pay for dinner and overpriced watered down drinks) and very differently run from how it use to be when it was under the name Cecilia's. There seems to be a disconnect in communication from the day staff to the night/weekend staff and even the recording on the phone will give you conflicting information about what time the doors open for the club/dancing to when the restaurant is open as well as what is offered if you plan an event. Do not speak to VICTOR actually don't waste your time because according to the night Manager and GM their event coordinator's word is not accurate/reliable for what they actually offer so don't bet on getting what you want or what you think you planned will actually happen. If you want to eat here make sure that when you pay your tab to ask for a detailed receipt. They will charge you gratutuity without informing you and if you don't see the detailed receipt and only the total, you will end up tipping on top of the tip. They also charge you cover even if you will be dining there. When it was under the name Cecilia's, if you were going to eat dinner then the cover was waived. It has changed dramatically and for the worst. Management takes the side of their rude wait staff (they are just as rude). Not worth it at all, it seems to be run by a bunch of ignorant, unsophisticated, unprofessional degenerates that have no idea what it means to provide good customer service and are only worried about their bottom line which makes no sense because they make you not want to spend your money here. It has gone downhill and I will not be patronining there and will spread the word to everyone I know. Take your money and time elsewhere.
Rich9938w2 commented on "Talk Like A Pirate Day" Celebration 2011
Piratz Tavern absolutely SUCKS. To think Jon Taffer made their place absolutely beautiful and these mentally ill people flushed it all down the toilet. Tracy is NUTS. Let her play pirate until her credit line runs out and her Mom kicks her out of the basement! Then her sleezy man, seeing her money and credit are gone, will leave her and go to the next victim!
DonaldFowler wrote about Stafford Diner
We used to stop at the Stafford diner when we were in the area but hadn't been there in some time. Apparently the diner has changed hands and sadly not for the better. Food - The breakfast was awful. We had chipped beef (we think). It was apparent that the chipped beef gravy had sat around until the bacon drippings were turning rancid. Service - When we entered, we waited for someone to come out and greet us. After a couple of minutes we grabbed a booth and waited some more. Eventually I had to go stick my head in the kitchen and announce they had some customers. Opinion - don 't bother. Go to Fredericksburg to the 2400 diner.
WilmaWilliams wrote about Asia Garden
I ordered $45.00 worth of food in December 2012. Received everything I ordered in a timely manner, plus a free portion of General Tso's Chicken with an order of $35.00 or more. Ordered one Chicken Egg Foo Young and one Roast Pork Egg Foo Young. They both were very bland and the roast pork contained very old roast pork that was gray in color, tough & rubbery. The chicken wings looked old & bruised. The shrimp toast was overcooked on the burnt side. This was my first time ordering from Asia Garden on Telegraph Rd, Alexandria, VA and I assure you, I will NEVER order from them again. They really need to be shut down, especially with a list of repeated violations. I ended up throwing the rest of it out, after reading how unclean they are & their lack of how they store & prepare food. Thanks to them, the night was ruined and $44 down the drain.
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AllenThompson66 wrote about Buffalo Wings and Beer
Buffalo Wings & Beer has definitely become "the spot" for me, whether I go in for dinner with my family or just a night out with the guys. Saturday nights are great for the family and I, because when my wife and I both order an entree, 2 out of the 3 kids get to eat for free off the kids menu! Times are hard these days as we all know, so it's really nice to be able to go out for a family dinner and not have to spend an arm and a leg. They have a juke box that even takes pictures and almost all the music is edited, so it's great to entertain the kids, as well as the multiple different games they have for them to play! During the week Happy Hour runs from 4-7, so it's the perfect time for the guys and I to get together after work to have a few drinks and shoot a little pool. Their prices are awesome, $1 off all beer, and even a few appetizers for $1.95, which is great because they're smaller portions, so I can eat just enough to tie me over til dinner when I get home with the family! All in all, the service is great, the waitresses all make sure there's not a time that your drink is empty or that you're ever waiting too long for anything you need! Great service, great prices, great food, great environment, all together equal a great time! If you haven't given it a shot, I recommend you do so!
gb_packers wrote about Buffalo Wings and Beer
Stopped in BWB on my lunch break today for the first time, the buffalo tender sub I got was so good I finished it in under 10 minutes and let me tell you it's no small sub! I was wondering what to do with the rest of my lunch break when the waitress was telling me that if you get a lunch special(as I did) you can play pool for free till two! the lunch specials vary from $6-$8 and are served from 11am-2pm. Every time you order a lunch special they stamp your BWB lunch card and after your 6th one your 7th lunch special is FREE! the only down side was that I lost track of time playing pool and had to rush back to work, but I'm not complaining about that! the service and food was awesome, I have a feeling this will be my new lunch spot!